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Topic: Commonwealth Bank
Former Westpac CEO Brian Hartzer (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Banking culture wars a battle with no winners

Despite years of talk about fixing bank culture, Westpac shows us nothing has changed.

Shame File: the biggest bank blunders since the royal commission

Westpac has allegedly breached anti-terrorism and counter-money laundering laws more than 23 million times. And that's just the beginning...

A consumer guide to Australian monopolies

From supermarkets to human services, these industries don't suffer competition — and Australians are paying the price.

Melbourne Press Club Quill awards ceremony.

In search of sponsors, Melbourne Press Club turns to the banks

The previous sponsor of the young journalist of the year award has been dumped, as the press club looks around for an upgrade.

Where were the banks’ shareholders? Too busy chasing short-term profit.

Poor remuneration practices and incentives played as big a role outside our banks as within them.

How much will the royal commission end up costing the banks?

A potential $1 billion refund request from ASIC will lead many to think the banks are being penalised. This is far from the case.

Retail super fund horror show requires compensation

The royal commission has shown that things in the retail super fund are far, far worse than suspected.

Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, dies at 76

Good morning, early birds. Aretha Franklin has died overnight at her home in Detroit. Plus, Australian filmmaker James Ricketson faces trial in Cambodia. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Commonwealth Bank outperforms market despite royal commission

Reports on Commonwealth Bank annual profit ignore the fact the bank has outperformed most of the market in a year with plenty of bad PR.

Commonwealth abandons wealth management, returns to being just a bank

The death of vertical integration continues apace as the Commonwealth moves to demerge its financial advice and wealth management arms.