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ANZ bends on carbon disclosures
19 December 2014 7:06am
ANZ has, to some degree, bent to pressure for greater disclosure on its investment in carbon emitting energy projects, but a call for it to report each year on the amount of greenhouse gas emissions it “finances” has been rejected.

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Leave capital to APRA: Gonski
19 December 2014 7:05am
The Financial System Inquiry "should be commended for its principles-based approach and for referring a number of its recommended changes to the banking system to APRA," David Gonski, chair of ANZ, told the bank's annual meeting in Melbourne yesterday.

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NAB unconcerned over Murray capital target
19 December 2014 7:04am
The recent Financial System Inquiry was a "necessary and important process" which had the full support of the National Australia Bank, Michael Chaney, NAB chair, told the bank’s annual general meeting in Brisbane yesterday.

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Advertisement: How the payments landscape is changing: a PayPal perspective
19 December 2014 7:03am
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Banks edge towards carbon finance disclosure
19 December 2014 7:02am
Following the final two AGMs for Australia's Big Four banks, the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility has congratulated the banks on what it said was improved disclosure as to how much carbon they finance.

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Rubik reviews stake in Finzsoft during takeover
19 December 2014 7:01am
In a handy place for an emerging takeover skirmish, the ASX-listed financial services software provider Rubik holds 19.4 per cent of New Zealand software developer Finzsoft. This gives Rubik an important blocking stake against a full takeover by Finzsoft's own chief executive Andrew Holliday and Singaporean tech firm Silverlake Axis.

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NAB the big business satisfaction improver in 2014
19 December 2014 6:59am
As 2014 comes to an end, NAB has made up ground on its Big Four rivals in terms of satisfaction among its all-important business customers, according to DBM Consultants' final Business Financial Services Monitor for the year.

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RBA reshapes payment card access regimes
19 December 2014 6:58am
The Reserve Bank has varied the access regimes for the MasterCard and Visa credit card systems and revoked the access regime for the Visa Debit system.

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19 December 2014 6:53am
Briefs: Gippsland auditor deregistered, AFG hits $100 billion milestone
19 December 2014 6:51am
ASIC has cancelled the registration of the Gippsland Secured Investments auditor in the wake of what it said was "a deficient audit of the since collapsed debenture issuer."
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Publication resumes Monday, 19 January 2015
19 December 2014 6:50am
Banking Day is taking a four week break this summer. Thanks to readers for supporting a twelfth year of independent industry journalism.

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