Economics consulting (8 items)

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

Retail bank customers ready to try an alternative

Eighty-six per cent of Australian consumers consider a traditional bank with branches to be their primary financial services provider but more than 40 per cent would consider alternative providers for future needs, such as mobile payment services, credit cards and personal loans. 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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