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Australia's biggest banks are tight lipped as the corporate watchdog prepares to take action against banks alleged to have manipulated the bond market's key benchmark interest rate.
Sally Rose 6:21 PM The non-profit superannuation lobby has accused its bank-owned rivals of opposing new product disclosure "dashboard' rules in a bid to conceal "price-gouging", as new research shows retail funds charge higher fees.
Last year was the biggest year for capital raisings since 2009, but it's unlikely investors will face a similar flood this year, Credit Suisse says.
IAG is expected to outline plans for future special dividends, Suncorp Group's earnings could be hit with worse-than-expected claims, and QBE Insurance might be at risk of disappointing investors this reporting season.
Edward Johnson 12:38 PM ANZ says it's co-operating with a probe into possible manipulation of Australia's interest-rate benchmark.
ANZ has dragged other major banks into the "toxic culture" claims made by a sacked trader giving evidence of lewd Bloomberg chats.
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Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank has followed National Australia Bank in raising interest rates for some of its business customers, also increasing rates on some lines of credit.
ANZ's defence against a $30 million claim from sacked trader Etienne Alexiou says traders from other banks were part of the allegedly 'toxic' culture.
Kim Hjelmgaard Credit Suisse said it would eliminate 4000 jobs as it attempts to cut costs following a huge quarterly loss. Its shares fell to a 25-year low.
Commonwealth Bank staff were allegedly complicit in a $76 million Ponzi scheme and received secret commissions for their role in the alleged fraud, which was ignored by the bank's management for almost five years - until police were alerted.
Sally Rose Deloitte has backed a claim by the industry superannuation lobby, previously dismissed by Assistant Treasurer Kelly O'Dwyer, that new disclosure laws for choice products will exempt about 72 per cent of the retail sector.
Visa says opening its technology platform to outside developers will help it win transactions by devices on the 'internet of things'.
Australian investors were expected to dump the stock. But Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank's CEO says they are the reason for its solid London float.
Hundreds of thousands of ANZ customers have launched their final appeal against the bank over credit card late fees in the High Court.
Sally Rose The company directors' lobby has lashed an industry sponsored review of boards in the non-profit super sector, led by former Reserve Bank boss Bernie Fraser.
Shaun Drummond New small business lender Spotcap will use a €31.5 million ($48.5 million) debt and equity injection from private equity house Finstar Financial Group to expand operations in Australia, Spain and The Netherlands and into new markets.