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Sally Rose All sides of the usually fractious superannuation industry have rallied behind the idea.
Clancy Yeates and Shaun Drummond Non-bank lenders are bracing for a flood of loan applications from housing investors, as a regulatory clampdown forces banks to tighten the screws on landlord borrowers.
Shaun Drummond As two more major banks turned off the home loan tap to investors on Friday, the share price of mortgage lender and loan servicer Pepper Group rocketed 27 per cent above the $2.60 offer price in its $471 million float.
Clancy Yeates The red-hot housing investor loan market is expanding even faster than thought, after billions in loans were reclassified as investor mortgages.
Megan Neil Property investors will be paying more, but lenders may now instead sweeten the deal for those people buying property as their home, analyst says.
James Thomson National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn says the company has its "confidence back" as its returns to growth in its crucial small and medium business banking division, and works through the sell-off of its problem US and UK assets.
Clancy Yeates and James Thomson An official review of lending standards in the red-hot investor property market is set to reveal flaws in how various lenders have been assessing customers for credit.
James Eyers The real disruption to banking doesn't come from technology per se but from lower brand loyalty by young customers, who are increasingly willing to put their trust in the latest digital offerings, the nation's top banking regulator says.
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank is ramping up efforts to promote the "digital wallet" with a new app tie-up with Westfield shopping centres.
Australia's largest payday lender Cash Converters has exceeded the legal limit for interest rates and charges to the tune of tens of thousands of dollars, a fresh class action alleges.
Shaun Drummond Online small business lender Prospa has secured a deal with newly listed mortgage aggregator AFG to sell the start-up's loans via AFG's 2300 brokers.
Inyoung Hwang Thank the banks.
Ruth Liew Former prime minister Julia Gillard says we are still driven by cultural stereotypes that must be challenged.
Clancy Yeates AMP Bank will stop writing new loans to property investors and is raising interest rates for landlord borrowers by 0.47 per cent in response to the financial regulator's moves to address risks in the housing market.
Sally Rose The federal government is less likely to impose an outright ban on the $550 billion self-managed super fund industry borrowing to buy investment property, according to industry groups.
James Eyers Westpac Banking Corp shareholders expressed confidence on Tuesday that the bank would be able to promptly resolve issues with its systems that is preventing the bank from following its competitors and raising interest rates for property investors.
Shaun Drummond Big and small banks disagree on whether impending changes to a vital source of funding will help or hinder them.
Shaun Drummond Big investments in high-security chip and PIN cards and tap-and-go payment terminals by Australia's dominant banks and supermarkets has slowed the advance of Jack Dorsey-led payment upstart Square.
James Eyers In the new digital world, banks have essentially become big technology companies. For Brian Hartzer, Westpac's IT systems may be a bigger challenge than initially thought.
Joyce Moullakis Securities dealers that traded through the now defunct BBY are feuding with the re-branded Asia Pacific Prudential Group, accusing the firm of failing to release client data and attempting to steal their customers.