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Debtor finance market weakens in March quarter
28 May 2015 6:59am
The debtor finance market suffered a substantial fall in turnover in the March quarter. » read more »
Asset transformation towards liquidity
28 May 2015 6:58am
In his keynote address to the Thomson Reuters 3rd Australian Regulatory Summit, Philip Lowe, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor, outlined the state of play in creating a less risky and more liquid financial market. » read more »
Australian banks make it to top regional banks in the world
28 May 2015 6:56am
Australian banks slipped a notch or two in one consultancy's rankings of the world's most valuable banks.
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AOFM open to 30 year bonds
28 May 2015 6:56am
The Australian Office of Financial Management is considering a further lengthening of the yield curve, locking in borrowing costs for up to three decades. » read more »
Insolvent debtors are getting older
28 May 2015 6:54am
The most common age for insolvent debtors has been increasing steadily over the past seven years, with a person entering bankruptcy or a debt agreement now likely to be in their early 40s. » read more »
RMB tops regional trading currencies
28 May 2015 6:53am
The latest statistics from interbank messaging and transfer service SWIFT show that use of renminbi for trade payments to China and Hong Kong by Asia Pacific countries increased by over 300 per cent between April 2012 and April 2015. » read more »
Briefs: ANZ's new green bond, La Trobe launches RMBS, FlexiGroup tests market, and more
28 May 2015 6:52am
ANZ has priced its inaugural green bond issue, with the A$600 million five-year fixed-rate bond paying a semi-annual coupon of 3.25 per cent. » read more »
Foreign news: ICBC buys Turkish bank, Deutsche Bank fined US$55m, US mortgage volume fades
28 May 2015 6:48am
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China bought a 76 per cent stake in Tekstilbank from Turkish GSD Holding, becoming the first Chinese bank operating in Turkey.
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Cobley defects from CBA to join Westpac
27 May 2015 6:42am
Commonwealth Bank's executive general manager, retail products and third party banking, Lyn Cobley, is jumping ship to join Westpac, where she will replace Rob Whitfield as group executive, Westpac Institutional Bank. » read more »
Comment: Westpac may mourn Whitfield loss
27 May 2015 6:42am
A shift in strategy - and even a decline in the balance sheet  - may be on the agenda as the highly regarded Westpac Institutional Bank chief Rob Whitfield walks out the door at Westpac. » read more »
Investment and interest-only lending levels moderate
27 May 2015 6:42am
Investment lending and other types of home lending activity that have been worrying regulators over the past year moderated in the March quarter but there may be some way to go before the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and the Reserve Bank are satisfied that the market is back in balance. » read more »
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