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Banking & Finance
Ruth Liew It was a little bit of luck and a lot of tough decisions to turn around a fragmented company that marked Patrick Snowball's successful reign as Suncorp Group's chief executive for the past six years.
Joyce Moullakis Optimism about Macquarie Group's earnings momentum is growing – and the bullishness is spilling into 2016.
Lloyd Blankfein stuck with trading businesses that competitors pared and now he's delivered Goldman Sachs's best result in five years.
Ruth Liew Insurance companies specialising in vehicle cover could see their revenue streams vanish in a few years if driverless motor vehicles and new motor technology take off, new research warns.
Ruth Liew Australia's troubled life insurance sector needs to quickly tackle consumers' distrust or face more government intervention, says Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg.
Adele Ferguson NAB’s behaviour in Britain raises broader questions about its culture in Australia.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn says a $40 million fine imposed on its United Kingdom arm Clydesdale Bank over mis-selling will not delay his plans to sell the lender.
Clancy Yeates New Aussie Home Loans chief James Symond believes regulators will impose 'further levers' on the banks in response to rising house prices.
Britain's financial regulator has fined Clydesdale Bank a record £20.7 million ($40 million) for failings in how it handled insurance mis-selling claims.
Timna Jacks The Australian government should outsource social services to the private sector by providing tax breaks to companies involved in projects that help the vulnerable, author and senior fellow at Harvard University, Mark Kramer, has said.
Clancy Yeates HSBC Australia chief executive Tony Cripps says Australian banks will have advantages over regional rivals as they look to target the growing demand for financial services in the region.
Joyce Moullakis A continuing shakeout of underperforming private equity firms in the Asia Pacific region will build a "firmer foundation" for growth in the industry, as funds grapple with more competition for assets and higher prices, according to Bain & Company.
Clancy Yeates The pace of house price growth is prompting more parents or other family members to put their assets on the line by guaranteeing home loans taken out by first home buyers, new figures show.
Sally Rose Chief investment officer Kieran Canavan and his new lieutenant Stefano Cavaglia are overseeing a complete overhaul of the offerings on the Findex Group's platform.
Adele Ferguson Some financial advisers at the ‘‘millionaire’s factory’’, Macquarie Group, cheated on competency exams using a document circulated by management known as the ‘‘Penske File’’, a Fairfax Media investigation reveals.
Clancy Yeates Peer-to-peer lenders are yet another rival eyeing a cut of the concentrated money-lending industry.
Clancy Yeates and Timna Jacks A landmark ruling that credit card late payment fees charged by ANZ were illegal has been overturned on appeal in the full Federal Court.
Ruth Liew Proposed changes to Australia's managed investment trust regime have been met with cheers from the investment community as they welcome the boost in certainty and tax treatments.
Ruth Liew Listed broker Mortgage Choice has criticised John Trowbridge's report into life insurance advice as playing "purely into the hands of insurance manufacturers", and said his recommendations would drive up the cost of cover for consumers.
Michael West There wasn't much time for lunch at the tax inquiry on Wednesday but there was a lot of discussion about Irish and Dutch sandwiches.