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Repo RMBS market a fillip for Perpetual Corporate Trust

The growth in so-called repo eligible RMBS – securities placed in a Reserve Bank committed liquidity facility to allow banks to meet APRA's liquidity target – is behind a growth in the corporate trusts business of Perpetual Ltd, which holds A$427 billion of securitisation funds under administration. read more

Collective bargaining with Apple would enhance security, APCA says

The argument between the banks and Apple over Apple Pay is not only about access to the iPhone's NFC chip. The payments industry peak body says forcing Apple to accept a common set of security standards would provide a net public benefit. read more

China's shadow banking industry in need of reform

Andrew Cornell, managing editor at BlueNotes reviews Shadow Banking in China: An Opportunity for Financial Reform, by Andrew Sheng and Ng Chow Soon from the Fung Global Institute. read more

McMillan Shakespeare's vehicle finance acquisitions make a contribution

Retail finance activities made a significant contribution to the earnings of the remuneration services and fleet leasing specialist McMillan Shakespeare, as the company started to enjoy a strong revenue flow from recent acquisitions in the finance market. Now the company says it is ready to expand its retail finance activities beyond vehicles. read more

Retailers back banks' Apple application

Australian retailers have backed the banks' application to negotiate collectively with Apple over access to its mobile payments technology, reminding the Australian Competition Commission that it has made a big investment in NFC technology, which it wants to keep open and inclusive. read more

US dashes to close EMV vulnerability

The languid pace of the penetration of the US magnetic card user base by EMV cards is highlighted in a new Nilson Report study, and the slow pace of uptake to date may be why Apple Pay has missed its chance at early traction in a mass market lacking user coaching on the use and merit of NFC payments, via chip cards. read more

Briefs: Santander closes up shop in Australia, Greater Bank to issue 3-year bonds, Rabobank CBA hires a robot for $300k

Spanish banking major Banco Santander SA is exiting the Australian market, not long after the bank opened its first branch in Australia in 2012 in a bid to increase its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. read more

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