The prudential regulator has called on bank chiefs to lift their game in the face as it works with other regulators to fix culture within the financial system.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates
Banking analysts have given Commonwealth Bank of Australia's interim results the thumbs up but have highlighted "soft" capital generation, higher costs, and ongoing margin pressures as issues to watch.
ASIC is nearing the end of its investigation into the alleged rigging of the bank bill swap rate.
The ASX has reported a 7.3 per cent lift in after-tax profit to $213.1 million, just ahead of market forecasts, driven by new listings and big capital raisings by the major banks.
Suncorp Group has posted a $530 million net profit for the half year to December - a 16 per cent drop from last year's $631 million due to higher natural disaster claims costs.
Bitcoin's distributed ledger blockchain has the potential to cut costs in Computershare's share registry and corporate transactions business, CEO Stuart Irving says.
Alan Soughley and Sofia Horta e Costa
A surge in banks, led by a 10 per cent jump in Deutsche Bank, helped European stocks rebound from their lowest level since 2013.
Commonwealth Bank's half-year profit rose 4 per cent, to $4.8 billion, and the bank will keep its interim dividend unchanged at $1.98 share.
ANZ bank has become the last of the big banks to offer a digital wallet, but says it has the edge.
Commonwealth Bank of Australia's wealth division posted a 7 per cent rise in cash net profits to $372 million for the half year to December.
It hasn't been a bad year for European banks, it's been a bad decade. They have been roaring through their shareholders' cash like drunken sailors on shore leave.
Bank investors breathed a big sigh of relief on Wednesday morning as Commonwealth Bank of Australia showed there's plenty of ticker left to generate profits.
Deutsche Bank bosses face a formidable task to drag its shares off a 30-year low, with reassurances about its capital levels doing little to improve investor confidence and few other options on the table to trigger a recovery.
Roxana Zega and Tom Keene
The bank rout has gone too far, and lenders present an opportunity to buy, according to Jonathan Golub of RBC Capital Markets.
The maker of Class Super, a self-managed superannuation administration software system popular with accountants, will target growth in the broking and advice sector.
Concerns that the European Central Bank might have to support Deutsche Bank reverberated into Australia's banking sector on Tuesday.
Next time there's a crisis, the big banks should be allowed to fail.
After savage falls in banks overseas, shares in the big four Australian lenders dropped 4 per cent or more on Tuesday, dragging the ASX 200 down 2.9 per cent.
Bank of Queensland chief Jon Sutton says the company needs to take a $15 million hit to cash earnings in 2016 to offset a margin squeeze from funding cost hikes, cut about 50 jobs and become more efficient.
Without any dramatic news, what has investors so rattled? Jessica Sier investigates.
Banks and American Express argue planned changes to card rules by the Reserve Bank will reduce competition.
Westpac says growth in business loans is the strongest "for some time" and corporate stress levels are at "historic lows".
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.
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.
The boss of online currency site OFX, Richard Kimber, says suitor Western Union's failure to buy his company could turn out to match Yahoo missing out on buying Google in 2002.
Bitcoin miner Bitcoin Group has put off its float again after it fell well short of its target to raise $20 million.
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.
ANZ says it's co-operating with a probe into possible manipulation of Australia's interest-rate benchmark.