A change in South African law promises to protect defaulting home owners from abuse by unscrupulous operators who snap up people's homes for a song.
APRA’s independent inquiry panel member, John Laker, who is also chairman of the Banking Finance Oath initiative, will be one of the ones holding the CBA to account.
One scandal at the CBA stands out above all others, It set the scene for how the CBA board would handle future scandals, that is to obfuscate, prevaricate and litigate.
There has been a long litany of scandals where CBA has been part of the cast, like the heroine of the old movies.
APRA announced it will open its new season with an inquiry into the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. But the opening of this new show raises some questions for the producers.
The South Australian bank levy could illicit a response from Canberra.
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Given the small percentages involved, South Australia's bank levy won't interfere with the federal government's levy, and would arguably be compatible with it.
There are better ways of dealing with distortions caused by the bank than the government’s quick, politically opportunistic, measure.
The new levy on banks from the budget is a small hit to their profit but it could have unintended consequences.
With the intensity of competition across many industries, financial institutions such as ANZ need to be agile and respond to changes quickly to maintain business.
The agile working style was originally designed by tech companies for efficiency in software development but now one of Australia's big four banks wants to implement this.
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Millie, aged 5, wants to know where money comes from. We asked an economist to explain.
There are mixed results in research when it comes to the effect of shaming people into good behaviour.
Studies have shown that shame can motivate people to be both helpful but also vengeful, so the verdict is still out on whether it curbs bad behaviour.
Social grant recipients waiting in Gugulethu, Cape Town. A battle over social grant payment tender threatens the system.
The South African Social Security Agency has created a crisis that threatens to deliver social grant recipients on a silver platter into the hands of unscrupulous financial services companies.
Women in senior positions at banks are just as likely to take risks as their male colleagues.
New research shows increasing female staff numbers is, on its own, unlikely to change the way risk is managed in banks.
Banking inquiries in their current form serve as political theatre, rather than as a genuine form of accountability.
Members of House Standing Committee on Economics should be asking the directors of Australia's Big Four banks (not the CEOs) different questions, if they really want the right answers.
Did ANZ CEO Shayne Elliot let the cat out of the bag on manipulation of BBSW when speaking at the Standing Committee on Economics annual hearing?
In his response to questioning by MPs at the House Economics Committee hearings into the big four banks, Mr Shayne Elliott, CEO of ANZ, may have inadvertently let the cat out of the bag, When questioned…
In Wells Fargo’s case, a discussion often wasn’t required.
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Regulators fined Wells Fargo US$185 million for fraudulently opening up more than two million fake deposit and credit card accounts. Will the victims get their pound of flesh from those responsible?
Increased requirements from APRA could have been a good thing for Australia’s big four banks.
Australia's big four banks are managing risk well, this could be contributing to their strong performance.
Lehman’s collapse set off current debate over when a bank is too big to fail.
Regulators trying to keep taxpayers from having to foot the bill for the next wave of bank bailouts are placing too much on emphasis on size and missing the 'bigger' picture.
The fears about the City don't look overcooked – here's why.