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Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev was the first to appear before a parliamentary committee inquiring into the practices of the big four banks. Lukas Coch/AAP

Banks make millions in delaying interest rate cuts

When the cash rate increases, lending rates shoot up like rockets, but when the opposite occurs they go down like feathers.
Banks must accept they can’t control the values, beliefs and behaviours of their employees. Image sourced from

‘Command and control’ banks have got ethics and culture all wrong

Banks may pay lip service to ethical cultures but often curtail the critical questioning that allows ethical issues to be surfaced in the first place.
Large Australian banks are being required to significantly increase their levels of equity capital. Image sourced from

Explainer: banks are raising capital, but should we be worried?

Investors may not like it but Australian banks have been given little choice by the prudential regulator other than to undertake capital raisings.
NAB chief Andrew Thorburn has been forced to defend the bank’s reputation after the actions of rogue financial planners were revealed. Dean Lewins/AAP

Naming and shaming helps keep banks honest

There are simple solutions to prevent more financial scandals in Australia - the question is, will the government take them up?
All eyes are on tomorrow’s Scottish independence vote, currency traders among them. Adrian Clark/Flickr

What a Scottish ‘yes’ vote would mean for Australian markets

A “yes” vote to Scottish independence on September 18 would mean a great many things for Scotland, and also for England. But what would it mean for Australian business and financial markets? It’s tempting…
Who’s afraid of Bitcoin? BTC Keychain/Flickr

NAB’s Bitcoin ban a symptom of the digital currency threat

Virtual currency Bitcoin is not a subject that ever draws neutral reactions. Against those who see the radical possibilities of a frictionless payment system designed for the internet, there is a growing…
Commonwealth Bank chief Ian Narev announces a record full-year profit of A$7.8 billion, ahead of this week’s $2.1 billion quarterly result. Paul Miller/AAP

Bank profits grow, and so does the criticism. Who’s right?

Like most companies, banks report their profits twice a year. Each time the majors report we see headlines about the size of the profits and implicit or explicit criticism of the amount – this time about…

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