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ANZ needs to do more to be a high performing bank

Shayne Elliott is delivering on his promise to make ANZ Banking a leaner, more agile bank but questions remain about whether or not this will deliver …

ANZ reveals $6.9 billion cash profit but CEO says more work needed

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group has delivered a $1.049 billion or 18 per cent rise in net profit to $6.938 billion, in line with expectations …

Consumer financiers move in on banks

by Stewart Oldfield<p>With regulators tightening the screws on the major banks and wholesale funding markets still open, there has theoretically never …

Put down your phone and enjoy life says ... Samsung?

Strange as it may sound, the world's number one phone maker wants you to put your phone away.<p>Not forever. Not even for a long time. But long enough …

MetLife Insurance at an impasse with ANZ on life insurance buy

MetLife Insurance is said to have again stepped away from talks with ANZ Banking Group on the purchase of its life insurance unit.<p>Street Talk …

Regulation makes banking unattractive to Google: Gonski

Big-name bankers David Gonski and Ian Narev say global technology players such as Google and Facebook will have a fight on their hands if they are …

Worst-kept secret revealed as ABA names ANZ's Elliott as chair

The Australian Bankers' Association has announced it will nominate ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott as its new chairman at the annual general meeting in …

ANZ pushes the boat out as loan crunch looms

ANZ's quest for an increased market share of home loans has seen its loan-to-income ratio blow out to 6.3 times compared with an industry average of …

eSIMs will change the game: Peter Moon

Long after Apple Watch 3 is superseded, it will be remembered as the device that made eSIMs mainstream.<p>Everyone knows that a mobile phone needs a SIM …

Tell us more about your other debts and commitments to get a loan, banks tell borrowers

by Duncan Hughes<p>Major lenders are demanding more financial information from property borrowers in response to growing regulatory concern about …

Woolworths to link rewards cards to Apple Wallet

Woolworths customers will be able to use their iPhones to collect and redeem rewards points after Australia's largest retailer reached agreement with …

WeChat makes your business networking a whole lot easier

A few years ago, at a business dinner in Guangzhou that included three Westerners, I watched the Chinese attendees pull out their phones and start …

Social Media

Australians are not ready for the future of work

by Rhonda Brighton-Hall and Narelle Hooper<p>In Diageo’s giant distribution warehouse in Huntingwood, western Sydney, automation has cut the workforce …

Asia Pacific

Would you take a pizza delivery from a driverless car? Because Domino's is offering

by Keith Naughton<p>Driverless pizza delivery will take a test spin of sorts in Ann Arbor, Michigan, as Domino's Pizza and Ford team up to research …

Ann Arbor

ANZ restructure raises fear of job cuts

The Finance Sector Union is bracing for the possibility of significant job losses at ANZ as the bank's chief executive Shayne Elliott moves to …

Shayne Elliott's revolution at ANZ

ANZ's brilliant chief executive Shayne Elliott and his chairman David Gonski have sketched out the boldest restructuring plan ever seen in Australian …

Lucy Kellaway would have loved Shayne Elliott's letter to staff

Oh Lucy, we miss you already.<p>Just a week after the wonderful <i>Financial Times</i> columnist Lucy Kellaway stepped away from her weekly column on the …

CBA tells interest-only borrowers to wait six months for new funding

Commonwealth Bank of Australia's property buyers wanting to switch to an interest-only loan will have to wait six months – or twice as long – for new …

Finance

Banks in race against time to repair image, says Anna Bligh

Banks are in a race against time to lift their public standing and avoid becoming a political punching bag at the next federal election, Australian …

Elections

NAB overhauls underwriting standards as household debt soars to record highs

by Duncan Hughes<p>National Australia Bank is the latest major lender to threaten tougher credit controls on new loans and reassess its appetite for …

Finance

Richard Branson's sub-orbital plan for Australian air travel

British billionaire Richard Branson says he will be in space by next year as one of the first passengers on Virgin Galactic's long-delayed space …

Space Travel

Here's how Apple's new iPad Pro can beat the Surface Pro

Here's a list of the things you would need to do, ranked by approximate degree of difficulty, to make the world's greatest tablet-cum-notebook.<p>You …

Commonwealth Bank tech chief foreshadows cashless Australia

Commonwealth Bank of Australia's top technology executive has tipped a cashless society in coming years, with the possibility customers could soon be …

Adani's waiting game for NAIF

Indian energy giant Adani will not find out whether it has received an almost $1 billion concessional loan from the taxpayer-funded $5 billion …

Mining

Why NAB's future is not in banking

The future of banking is not actually about banking. That’s the message Chook Roast absorbed during a four-hour tour through the National Australia …

Banking

Adani's $16.5b mine has $3b shortfall

Indian energy giant Adani has ramped up the pressure on the Turnbull government to use taxpayers' money to deliver a $1 billion concessional loan for …

Environmentalism

About 200 mining jobs up for grabs at BHP career day

AUSTRALIA'S largest coal producer, BHP and Mitsubishi development, is showing no signs of leaving the Bowen Basin any time soon.<p>BMA Alliance already …