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Banking & Finance
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates 7:16 PM Two of Australia's largest banks are warning that interest rates could rise if they are made to carry more capital.
Shaun Drummond and Sarah Thompson 6:45 PM The private equity owner of accounting software company MYOB says the "outrageous" accusations made by rival Xero about its customer numbers and growth prospects will not deter investors in the lead-up to what is likely to be the biggest float on the ASX this year.
Shaun Drummond 5:35 PM Xero founder Rod Drury has escalated his attacks on MYOB, claiming its prospectus does not give enough detail to investors.
James Eyers 11:53 AM Commonwealth Bank of Australia expects tens of thousands of its new Albert point-of-sale devices to appear in Australian restaurants, cafes and retail stores, changing the way we pay and gathering richer data.
James Eyers 5:57 AM Australia's banks have warned that the cost of small business loans will rise and business credit may be curtailed if the government extends unfair contract laws to credit contracts as proposed by the financial system inquiry.
Clancy Yeates Banks face growing competition from nascent online industries including peer-to-peer lending, which allow savers to directly fund borrowers via a digital platform, and crowdfunding, which raises an small amount from a large number of funders.
James Eyers 12:15 AM The FSI recommends a measure of strength that is 'too narrowly defined', says NAB.
James Eyers Australia's banks have warned that the cost of small business loans will rise and business credit may be curtailed if the government extends unfair contract laws to credit contracts as proposed by the financial system inquiry.
Sally Rose Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has hailed the launch of a financial planners register as a “major step forward” for the industry.
Cathy Chan Up to 90 investment banking jobs in Asia will be eliminated as Macquarie Group revenue slides.
Ruth Liew Financial advisers argue that John Trowbridge's proposal to cap up-front commissions would drive some out of business.
Cathy Chan Macquarie Group plans to cut about half its investment-banking jobs in Asia and announce the departure of the head of its advisory and capital markets unit, sources tell Bloomberg.
Ruth Liew Former Wallabies captain Phil Kearns will become chief executive of insurance broker InterRISK Australia next month.
James Eyers Australia’s banks have hit out at the international banking regulator's plan to overhaul risk modelling, warning that the move would only add to the complexity of the Basel framework.
Shaun Drummond and Phillip Coorey Small banks say they will be hit harder by the bank deposit levy the government is planning to introduce in the budget.
Sally Rose Pressure is mounting on the government to change the rules that allow wealthy people with millions of dollars in superannuation savings to access their money in tax-free lump sums.
Ruth Liew, Paul Smith and Luke Malpass A second man arrested in connection with a multi-million dollar bribery in Commonwealth Bank of Australia's technology division, Jon Waldron, was a regular speaker at conferences around the world.
Julie-anne Sprague Perth-based Azure Capital has struck a deal with one of China's biggest asset managers to create the first investment fund in Australia to tap growth in the world's second biggest economy using on-the-ground analysts.
Shaun Drummond Analysts have questioned Bank of Queensland's capacity to maintain earnings growth and dividend yield amid fierce lending competition, low interest rates and an uncertain economic outlook.
Michael Buteau Greg Norman is branching out from golf course design and wine to start his own asset-based debt-lending fund with $US75 million ($96 million) in capital.
James Eyers The nation's credit unions, building societies and mutual banks have called on the government to increase the resilience of the financial system and boost banking competition.