Topic archives: banking

If I were the banks, I wouldn’t be losing sleep over the royal commission

December 7, 2017 4

Even an aggressive commissioner who manages to work around the commission's impotent framing probably won't reveal anything we don't already know.

Bad apples: what would a banking inquiry look like?

November 24, 2017 7

With calls for a royal commission into banks gaining volume, what questions should we be asking?

The calculation Turnbull must make on banking royal commission

November 21, 2017 9

Given the odds of a successful parliamentary move to initiate an inquiry into the banks, the government should seize control of the issue and establish its own -- negative headlines be damned.

When banks stopped educating and started manipulating Australian kids

October 13, 2017 11

CBA teaching schoolyards about credit could be leading generations of Australians to financial illiteracy writes Douglas Ross.

Banks bail out of wealth management

September 22, 2017 2

The era of big banks being all things to all people is coming to an end as the majors offload their wealth management and insurance arms.

The bank culture talkfest has failed. It’s time for action.

August 29, 2017 12

Banking regulators have been focusing on financial industry culture for years, but it hasn't halted the stream of bank scandals. It's time to stop talking about culture and act.

How bank fat cats will avoid any sticky questions in this week’s grilling

October 3, 2016 5

Executives at the big four banks will front Parliament this week as a way of avoiding a royal commission. But don't expect any actual answers.

Grilling the banks to achieve nothing

August 5, 2016 6

Grilling banking executives is an extraordinary intrusion into business. And it won't achieve anything.

High Court says it’s OK for banks to double dip into customers’ wallets

August 1, 2016 4

It's extortion, pure and simple.

ASIC: a reform package by bankers, for bankers

April 21, 2016 21

This is a government of ex-bankers and its package for banking "oversight" might hand more control to the banks. Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.