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Westpac is one of the banks where ASIC alleges traders rigged the bank bill swap rate. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Business Briefing: manipulating the BBSW

Business Briefing: the bank bill swap rate.
As more details are revealed in the bank bill swap rate rigging case we explain what the rate does, how it can be manipulated and what the government should be doing about it.
Banks must accept they can’t control the values, beliefs and behaviours of their employees. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

‘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.
ASIC Chairman Greg Medcraft and Commissioner Cathie Armour during a Senate Estimates hearing at Parliament House. Medcraft told the hearing ASIC must be a ‘model litigant’. Mick Tsikas/AAP

ASIC v ANZ rate-rigging case will be one of epic proportions

ASIC has a high success rate, but its high-profile civil action against ANZ Bank will be a tough battle to win.
Large Australian banks are being required to significantly increase their levels of equity capital. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

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.
The ANZ bank fee class action has opened the door to target other companies charging excessive fees. Shutterstock.com

Feeling ripped off? ANZ class action opens debate on gouging

A bank charges customers A$35 every time customers fail to make the monthly payment on their credit card by the due date. An airline charges $10 or more for printing boarding passes if passengers forget…
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…
ANZ chief Mike Smith was recruited to help ANZ succeed in Asia. Julian Smith/AAP

Australian banks in Asia a high stakes gamble

ANZ Bank has delivered another record profit, promising shareholders a bigger dividend than expected on the back of cash earnings of A$6.49 billion. But despite the bank’s continued Australian and international…

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