Treasury (88 items)

Friends and foe rock banking pillar

There may be a dash for the exits from the rowdy sanctums of the Australian Bankers Association, with more than one bank jostling for first mover advantage and the accolades that may come from a select set of stakeholders for doing so.Banks of different stripes are treating a respectful - or in your face - resignation from the ABA as a strategic matter of the utmost importance. read more

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

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