Agriculture Minister David Littleproud is worried about banks acting like moral arbiters. We're here to tell him not to stress.
If restructuring small business debt is enough to keep businesses afloat and people employed, then that is the sort of hit the banks should be taking. But will they?
While big bank donations to parties have dried up, the world's big consulting firms have replaced them as sources of political funding, all while taxpayers hand more and more money back.
Crikey readers discuss the drastic steps needed to fix the broken culture steering Australia's banks, while elsewhere readers enter the ongoing religious freedom debate.
People in Canberra have short memories, but do we really need another inquiry into why the banks don't pass on interest rate cuts?
Good morning, early birds. The government has called an inquiry into the power of the big banks amid the RBA's rate cuts, and ISIS affiliates take advantage of chaos in northern Syria. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
Good morning, early birds. Iran has confirmed that it is holding three Australians for spying within the country, and the ACCC seeks another inquiry into unfair conduct by the banks. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.
With a small but growing percentage of homeowners owing banks sums greater than the value of their homes, what are the looming risks to the economy?
What royal commission? Investors think major financial institutions will be able to get on with generating massive profits if today's early share trading is any guide.