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Fintech disruption? Not so fast

Having failed to expand into China, Apple Pay has hit another obstacle negotiating with the incumbent providers, this time in Australia. As long as banks maintain their innovative services, they should be able to keep alternative "fintechs" at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Aug 2015
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Australian mortgages to benefit from capital raising

With Commonwealth Bank confirming it will pursue a A$5bn rights issue at its latest earnings release, all of Australia's major banks are on track to raise capital. While shareholders may grumble, mortgage holders will have cause for celebration.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Aug 2015
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Revamped SIV places emphasis on private equity

Australia's revamped Significant Investor Visa (SIV) will drive investments in riskier asset classes. Wealth managers are set to benefit, as the changes should lead to both higher margins and higher returns.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2015
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PayPal picks local acquirer for Australian mobile payments

After PayPal rolled out its own mobile payment solution with little success, its new partnership with Tyro Payments will help build its bricks-and-mortar payment presence in the Australian market.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2015
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Australian love affair with equities continues - for now

Record dividend payouts in Australia continue to drive equity investments, even as the S&P/ASX 200 Benchmark Index's failure to push past the 6000 point mark frustrates investors.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2015
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Australia's financial hub status depends on fintech

If Australia is ever to secure a position as the preeminent financial center in Asia Pacific, it will need to build up a robust fintech environment. Technical innovation is fast becoming a crucial part of the global financial ecosystem.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Apr 2015
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Next Bank Sydney: Branch still central to customer acquisition

Bank of Queensland has shown how a simple branch redesign can boost customer acquisition if done with the consumer in mind. While much banking innovation focuses on fancy software, branches still dominate in the customer acquisition process.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2015
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Next Bank Sydney: Banks can transform Big Data into Smart Data

At Next Bank Sydney 2015 Luis Uguina, head of Digital Transformation at Macquarie Group, talked about how banks need to maximize their use of data acquisition to create new services.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2015
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Next Bank Sydney: The wait is killing us, but does it need to?

The commoditization of retail banking has made customer loyalty, as opposed to apathy, largely a thing of the past. A focus on the emotions tied up in customers' relationships with money offers greater potential for fostering customer attachment.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Mar 2015
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No deterring foreign property buyers in Australia

The Australian government's proposal to charge a fee to foreign nationals buying residential property and to fine those who break foreign investment laws will do little to counteract affordability issues.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2015

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