Tag Archives | banks

Fintechs savings banks

Fintechs could challenge savings banks

Fintechs want to inject themselves between banks and their customers in the most profitable areas. Most will fail but others will chip away and the banks must respond, while the regulators keep a close watch.

foreign exchange

Retail FX: the last bastion of no competition?

Australian retail customers typically still pay a hefty fee on FX transactions at the airport or through the banks. Fintech solutions are more competitive, and global banks are also offering multi-currency accounts.

Australian banks

CBA waves white flag on wealth management

There’s a fundamental difference between banking and wealth management: bankers have no fiduciary obligation to their clients. It’s difficult for bankers to own fund managers and financial advice and fully accept the difference.

NAB announcement

What NAB’s announcement really means

NAB’s latest announcement shows we are at a critical turning point with technology replacing jobs, and Australia lacks the political will to drive innovation and avoid declining living standards.

cannibals-book-cover-sq

What will happen with the bank levy?

Lower profits and dividends? Lower deposit rates? Higher home loan rates? Higher fees? Lower bank salaries and bonuses? Dumping or an increase? Where will the cost of the bank levy go?

Investing

Investing in 2017 and beyond

Pointing the crystal ball to 2017, what’s the outlook for residential property and which sectors of the sharemarket offer the most potential? There are new opportunities to buy some quality companies at reasonable prices.

FinTechs

Banks team up with their FinTech competitors

Although many people regard FinTechs as threats to banks and large incumbents, most of the new kids on the block see the value in forming beneficial relationships and cooperating rather than competing.

fiduciary duty

Bankers must realise they are fiduciaries

The fiduciary duty of banks, while not legislated, is implied by their central role in the economy. Bank deposits are accepted as ‘money’, and public confidence in banks is fundamental to a functioning economy.

Banks’ poor cross sell of superannuation

The latest research report by Roy Morgan shows banks have a poor track record in selling superannuation services to their existing retail banking customer base and it may represent a significant opportunity.

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