Banks say global capital arms race abating

Westpac treasurer Curt Zuber said he believed regulators around the world were paying more attention to the trade-off ...

Pressure to raise more capital in an arms race with banks overseas is easing, say treasurers from two big four banks, as global bank regulators put a higher priority on boosting economic growth.

APRA puts banker pay under microscope

Pay packets can be a key influence on risk-taking in the financial sector, APRA said.

The financial regulator will launch a review of how senior staff in banks, insurers and wealth managers are paid, as it ups pressure the industry to improve its attitude towards risk-taking.

Investor mortgage interest rate gap narrows

The interest rate gap is narrowing for property investors.

Banks are being forced to cut the interest rate premium they are charging new property investors, as lenders compete more fiercely in the investor mortgage market once again.

Key week ahead for rates and dividends

RBA boss Philip Lowe has highlighted the importance of this week's inflation figures.

The coming days carry crucial tests for the new RBA governor and bank shareholders as quarterly inflation figures are released and NAB reports it annual profits.

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