State regulators (21 items)

Jane Hume carries financial chalice

Two junior ministers will share responsibility for financial services in Scott Morrison’s new government. Michael Sukkar returns as assistant treasurer and also minister for housing, while Jane Hume will be assistant minister for superannuation and financial services. read more

Carney competes for fintech spotlight

There is "a growing pipeline of firms" - make that fintechs - clamouring for access on level terms with banks to the central bank's most vital, and real-time, payments processing. At least in England, or so BOE governor Mark Carney told a London fintech fiesta last night. read more

Briefs: Westpac hit with reporting breach penalty, Board members for Victoria's Treasury Corp, SA bank levy first of many, CBA lifts interest rates

Westpac Banking Corporation has paid a penalty of A$127,250 to comply with an infringement notice issued by ASIC in response to an alleged breach of the market regulator's derivative transactions reporting rules. 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

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