Regulators on LIBOR, bank culture and the BEAR

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
15 days ago

Australia’s key financial services regulators remain committed to evolving their supervisory approach to industry issues, working to prevent problems rather than waiting for them to happen and find fault after the event.

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Regulators’ BEAR powers must be clearly defined

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
30 days ago

The government’s proposed Bank Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) risks conflict - with existing Corporations Act and common law duties for directors - and duplication between ASIC’s existing banning and disqualification powers and APRA’s enhanced new powers. It also risks increased compliance costs for the industry, submissions to Treasury from the Australian Bankers’ Association and FINSIA argue.

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Welcome the new ‘disruption-era’ leader

By Matt Smith
60 days ago

A new style of leader is emerging, one that’s able to combine courage in decision making with self-reflection and pragmatism.

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How industry is tackling gender equality

By Matt Smith
73 days ago

National Australia Bank and HESTA are among eight institutions singled out for their use of smart strategies to create gender equality in the workplace by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

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The future of equities research

By Matt Smith
81 days ago

Equities research is on the precipice of immense change. Once the backbone of the finance industry, research and researchers within investment banks will see their business continue to change as fast or possibly faster than any other area.

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The trouble with globalisation and capital markets

By Matt Smith
88 days ago

The big unintended consequence of the globalisation of capital markets over the last few decades has been uncertainty over where responsibility lies when things go wrong, one prominent economist highlights.

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Industry at the centre of elderly abuse reforms

By Matt Smith
95 days ago

Banks and financial services providers are taking a central role in addressing the issue of elderly abuse in the community, a new report shows.

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Finding harmony with community expectations

By Matthew Smith
100 days ago

Gauging and adapting to the community’s expectations remains the biggest challenge the financial services industry faces on its path to professionalism, regulators and senior professionals conclude during the Banking & Finance Oath’s latest conference.

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Awaiting the arrival of challenger banks

By Staff
107 days ago

The government has made clear it wants more banks in Australia, but it remains to be seen whether genuine competition can be sustained by the sector here.

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A new pathway to professionalism

By Matthew Smith
114 days ago

This week FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, unveiled a new strategy – including key partnerships it has recently forged – that will play a crucial role in deepening trust in financial services by raising standards of professionalism.

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Can share ownership be cool again?

By Matthew Smith
122 days ago

Have individuals gone off the idea of owning and trading shares in the public markets?

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Does super need a rethink?

By Matthew Smith
122 days ago

When you log into the member portal of your superannuation fund, what do you see? What should you see?

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Banks reeling from budget levy

By Matthew Smith
136 days ago

The federal government has shown its political hand with the release of the Federal Budget this week.

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Time for retail banking to step up

By Matthew Smith
142 days ago

Unwinding the sales culture within the banks’ mortgage-broking businesses won’t be easy, but it can be done.

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How fintech is a game changer for women

By Matthew Smith
150 days ago

The next generation of women in finance might be busting through glass walls instead of butting up against glass ceilings, as some of the most prominent women in Australia’s burgeoning fintech startup scene are proving.

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Why we need fear

By Matthew Smith
157 days ago

Fear, it could be argued, is the single biggest factor influencing humans’ behaviour relating to money. Fear is what drives people to engage with the banking and finance industry, and it’s also what drives people away.

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When technology trumps finance

By Matthew Smith
165 days ago

In 10 years from now – or even less – it will be technology companies, not financial institutions, dictating terms of service for customers in banking and finance, according to a high profile corporate law professor.

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Regtech gets a voice

By Matthew Smith
170 days ago

The Regtech Association, launched late last week, is a first of its kind. It’s a product of the latent demand in the finance industry for specialist technology in this area, says Eric Frost, CEO of Simple KYC, one of the association’s founding members.

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What’s driving our data revolution

By Matthew Smith
170 days ago

Information is power, it always has been. But what’s different now, compared to a mere couple of years ago, is the capacity for businesses and entrepreneurs to collect information and leverage technology to deliver a better outcome for consumers.

Read article

In profile: James Symond, Housing market in new territory, but no bubble

By Marion Fahrer
722 days ago

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Regulators on LIBOR, bank culture and the BEAR

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
15 days ago

Australia’s key financial services regulators remain committed to evolving their supervisory approach to industry issues, working to prevent problems rather than waiting for them to happen and find fault after the event.

Read article

Regulators’ BEAR powers must be clearly defined

By Andrew Starke, AB+F
30 days ago

The government’s proposed Bank Executive Accountability Regime (BEAR) risks conflict - with existing Corporations Act and common law duties for directors - and duplication between ASIC’s existing banning and disqualification powers and APRA’s enhanced new powers. It also risks increased compliance costs for the industry, submissions to Treasury from the Australian Bankers’ Association and FINSIA argue.

Read article

Welcome the new ‘disruption-era’ leader

By Matt Smith
60 days ago

A new style of leader is emerging, one that’s able to combine courage in decision making with self-reflection and pragmatism.

Read article

How industry is tackling gender equality

By Matt Smith
73 days ago

National Australia Bank and HESTA are among eight institutions singled out for their use of smart strategies to create gender equality in the workplace by the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

Read article

The future of equities research

By Matt Smith
81 days ago

Equities research is on the precipice of immense change. Once the backbone of the finance industry, research and researchers within investment banks will see their business continue to change as fast or possibly faster than any other area.

Read article

The trouble with globalisation and capital markets

By Matt Smith
88 days ago

The big unintended consequence of the globalisation of capital markets over the last few decades has been uncertainty over where responsibility lies when things go wrong, one prominent economist highlights.

Read article

Industry at the centre of elderly abuse reforms

By Matt Smith
95 days ago

Banks and financial services providers are taking a central role in addressing the issue of elderly abuse in the community, a new report shows.

Read article

Finding harmony with community expectations

By Matthew Smith
100 days ago

Gauging and adapting to the community’s expectations remains the biggest challenge the financial services industry faces on its path to professionalism, regulators and senior professionals conclude during the Banking & Finance Oath’s latest conference.

Read article

Awaiting the arrival of challenger banks

By Staff
107 days ago

The government has made clear it wants more banks in Australia, but it remains to be seen whether genuine competition can be sustained by the sector here.

Read article

A new pathway to professionalism

By Matthew Smith
114 days ago

This week FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, unveiled a new strategy – including key partnerships it has recently forged – that will play a crucial role in deepening trust in financial services by raising standards of professionalism.

Read article

Can share ownership be cool again?

By Matthew Smith
122 days ago

Have individuals gone off the idea of owning and trading shares in the public markets?

Read article

Does super need a rethink?

By Matthew Smith
122 days ago

When you log into the member portal of your superannuation fund, what do you see? What should you see?

Read article

Banks reeling from budget levy

By Matthew Smith
136 days ago

The federal government has shown its political hand with the release of the Federal Budget this week.

Read article

Time for retail banking to step up

By Matthew Smith
142 days ago

Unwinding the sales culture within the banks’ mortgage-broking businesses won’t be easy, but it can be done.

Read article

How fintech is a game changer for women

By Matthew Smith
150 days ago

The next generation of women in finance might be busting through glass walls instead of butting up against glass ceilings, as some of the most prominent women in Australia’s burgeoning fintech startup scene are proving.

Read article

Why we need fear

By Matthew Smith
157 days ago

Fear, it could be argued, is the single biggest factor influencing humans’ behaviour relating to money. Fear is what drives people to engage with the banking and finance industry, and it’s also what drives people away.

Read article

When technology trumps finance

By Matthew Smith
165 days ago

In 10 years from now – or even less – it will be technology companies, not financial institutions, dictating terms of service for customers in banking and finance, according to a high profile corporate law professor.

Read article

Regtech gets a voice

By Matthew Smith
170 days ago

The Regtech Association, launched late last week, is a first of its kind. It’s a product of the latent demand in the finance industry for specialist technology in this area, says Eric Frost, CEO of Simple KYC, one of the association’s founding members.

Read article

What’s driving our data revolution

By Matthew Smith
170 days ago

Information is power, it always has been. But what’s different now, compared to a mere couple of years ago, is the capacity for businesses and entrepreneurs to collect information and leverage technology to deliver a better outcome for consumers.

Read article

In profile: James Symond, Housing market in new territory, but no bubble

By Marion Fahrer
722 days ago

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