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

Michael Bradley December 7, 2017 4 Comments

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?

vening.jack@gmail.com November 24, 2017 7 Comments

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

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

The agreement that gives banks carte blanche on financial services

Crikey July 3, 2015 2 Comments

Despite the unanimity that banking regulation needs to be improved, the government is involved in secret negotiations that would halt further financial regulation, Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer report.

Murray serves up a super headache for govt

Murray serves up a super headache for govt

Crikey December 8, 2014 2 Comments

In calling for an end to SMSF borrowing, the Murray Inquiry has given the government a headache over a sector that is part of the Liberal constituency, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

How healthy are our banks? It’s time to end the secrecy

Bernard Keane October 28, 2014 2 Comments

It's time investors were told how Australian banks perform in stress tests -- like overseas investors are told, Glenn Dyer and Bernard Keane write.

Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Secret financial services agreement exposed by WikiLeaks threatens personal data

Bernard Keane June 20, 2014 6 Comments

Secret trade negotiations revealed by WikiLeaks show the US trying to head off moves to protect citizens' data from US control.

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Mayne: conflicts of interest and the financial services inquiry

Stephen Mayne February 10, 2014 6 Comments

Is there a potential conflict of interest for former Commonwealth Bank CEO David Murray when he conducts a review of Australia's financial system?

Flawed regulations threaten to leave financial industry frozen

Flawed regulations threaten to leave financial industry frozen

Bernard Keane December 20, 2012 1 Comment

Regulations for the government's key Future of Financial Advice reforms may leave conflicted remuneration-like commissions in place. Bill Shorten is scrambling to plug the hole.

Focus group fun and games for Financial Services Council

Bernard Keane April 20, 2012

Careful what research you attach to your submission calling for reform. It might do a lot of damage to your case.

Shorten delivers on financial planning reform

Bernard Keane April 28, 2011 6 Comments

Bill Shorten has delivered on reforms to financial planning that will yield big benefits for Australia decades hence.