APRA (294 items)

Comment: Banks authorised with onerous care

Any applause for a renovated law on use of the label "bank" in Australia may be misplaced. While Treasury officials expect that the draft reforms unveiled by Treasurer Scott Morrison yesterday will "result in a reduction of barriers to new entrants to the banking sector", the reality is more likely that they won't. Not one jot. read more

Bank execs' pay to be APRA's new project

Confirmation from the Big Four banks that no individuals had their employment terminated as a result of the bad behaviour highlighted in the Coleman Report is one of the main factors behind the proposed Banking Executive Accountability Regime. A consultation paper on 'the BEAR' has now been released. read more

Major banks outpaced on retail deposits

Research conducted by Mozo has identified sustained price leadership as the main driver of impressive deposit gains posted this year by a clutch of regional and customer-owned banks. The latest monthly banking statistics published by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority show that non-major banks continued to win market share from the majors in retail deposits. read more

Restraint curbs business not investment lending

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank, and Suncorp Bank, are the only banks of note to have applied the brakes on mortgage lending over the months of April and May 2017, on the back of APRA's late March measures to curtail the supply in interest-only loans. It's on the business lending front that banks have pulled the leash. read more

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