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Make no mistake: I want to hear genuine contrition from banks
Opinion
Opinion

Make no mistake: I want to hear genuine contrition from banks

When banks rip people off, they say sorry for their mistake. But their only regret seems to be getting caught.

  • by Bronwyn Bryceson

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Insurers should lose carve-outs: consumer groups

Insurers should lose carve-outs: consumer groups

Insurance companies are facing a fresh fight over the expansion of unfair contract laws, after the damaging allegations of misconduct at the royal commission.

  • by Clancy Yeates
Wealth giants bear brunt of royal commission fallout
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Analysis

Wealth giants bear brunt of royal commission fallout

More than $12 billion has been wiped off the value of major financial stocks this year as the Hayne royal commission has compounded an already weak trading environment.

  • by Clancy Yeates & Sarah Danckert
It's time for the world of missed opportunities to stop
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Opinion

It's time for the world of missed opportunities to stop

Clearly, it’s time for policy bureaucrats and regulators to dirty their hands and become involved with what’s happening in the real world.

  • by Daryl Dixon
Insurance companies can't escape reforms
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Opinion

Insurance companies can't escape reforms

Peak bodies that represent insurance will have a tough job arguing any case for much continued self-regulation.

  • by Elizabeth Knight
'Stop being bastards': how the royal commission could reform banks

'Stop being bastards': how the royal commission could reform banks

After many weeks of explosive hearings at the banking royal commission, policy minds are beginning to ask: what can be done to fix this mess?

  • by Jessica Irvine
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Hoping for change victims give their verdict on royal commission

Hoping for change victims give their verdict on royal commission

Having given evidence what do those who bared their pain think about how this inquiry has gone.

  • by John Collett
Everything you need to know about the royal commission so far
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Everything you need to know about the royal commission so far

After seven rounds of hearings featuring more than 100 witnesses, here's a wrap-up of what's happened so far and what might happen next.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
Commission's rap sheet proves its worth but some victims left voiceless
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Opinion

Commission's rap sheet proves its worth but some victims left voiceless

The commission has put the spotlight on a sector that for years has hidden rampant misconduct in plain sight.

  • by Adele Ferguson
CommInsure, AMP could face criminal charges
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CommInsure, AMP could face criminal charges

CBA's insurance arm and AMP have both been recommended for potential criminal charges at the royal commission.

  • by Sarah Danckert, Clancy Yeates & Ruth Williams
31,000 breaches of insurance code but no sanctions

31,000 breaches of insurance code but no sanctions

The shocking lack of regulation of general insurers and life insurance companies has been a key focus of the royal commission.

  • by Sarah Danckert