Senior debt (17 items)

Debelle demands action on rates swap

Any new securities that persist with BBSW as the interest rate benchmark "must have robust fall-back provisions" in order to be eligible for use in repo dealings with the Reserve Bank, Guy Debelle said yesterday.Or just use the cash rate, which will be the alternative anyway, an option the market is taking up super slowly. read more

Briefs: Moore's irrelevance, and RBA tone softens

We've worked out readers find our news briefs pretty useful. Some days the briefs get more readers than views on the lead article and hits on other stories the editors thought warranted more time and length.Today's collation picks the best of the routine news flow since Friday morning. Old hat if you're a heavy business news consumer. It's a service for others. (And even select tasters for Monday's edition of Banking Day.)The routine news flow - thanks to the Fairfax strike since Wednesday - had a different calibre on Friday and today. Our brief on the RBA missive of the day, its Statement on Monetary Policy and its muted media reception elaborates. read more

Comment: Three priorities for any banking inquiry

"If there is to be a banking royal commission, may it shine the spotlight on three of Banking Day's favourite topics," we asked, taking an optimistic view, back in early April (see Labor's banking inquiry shemozzle).One of our top topics, we wrote, may be "a study bound to be disconcerting for all those that have hooked their reputations to the BS and bulldust story of Australian exceptionalism during the great recession." Banking Day has called before for a "DFAT-style 'select documents' release to foster understanding of the shaky history of Australian banking." read more

Catch up with the past week of Banking Day

We've produced hundreds of articles for you this week, relevant archived news served up with the latest news. And the top latest news in banking? Let's face it, you're reading a stack of that in Banking Day. Catch up with the week's news. Adjust to the new look Banking Day. 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

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