Banking and Finance

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In a national advertising campaign, the Australian Bankers’ Association claims banks belong to all of us. But is that true? Mark Humphrey-Jenner investigates.

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Banks and financial providers know how to take advantage of consumers' inability to make good decisions about financial products, writes Dimity Kingsford Smith.

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Government policy change to allow open banking will benefit Australian consumers by shifting control to the customer, writes Ross Buckley.

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Promoting competition between banks could mean a better experience for customers, writes Rob Nicholls.

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Advocates for unlimited debt – public or private – have failed to make their case, or even shown how it is possible without a breakdown of society, writes Peter Swan.

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The allegations that another London-based bank has systematically evaded sanctions imposed on Iran are anything but standard, making the terms of settlement difficult to foresee, writes Justin O'Brien.

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Banking and finance law specialist Ros Grady has been appointed as the inaugural Chief Executive of the Centre for International Finance and Regulation.

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As Wall Street records a marked resurgence in derivative trading in recent months, efforts to reduce systemic risk in the finance industry have hit a regulatory wall, writes Professor Justin O'Brien.

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Investment banker Peter Mason is the new chairman of Australia’s Centre for International Finance and Regulation, hosted by UNSW.

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Restoring faith in the banking system is a prerequisite for sustained economic recovery from the global financial crisis, writes Professor Fariborz Moshirian of the Australian School of Business.