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CBA: bank declares record result in turbulent conditions

The Commonwealth Bank, Australia's largest bank, has announced an annual profit of A$4.8 billion. This record-breaking result comes in spite of rising funding costs due to the global credit crisis. However, the provision for bad debts has been increased substantially.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Aug 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

CBA: bad debt charges lead to slashed dividends

The Commonwealth Bank has announced that it will follow the lead of its rivals in cutting its final dividend. Other major banks have cut their dividends in a bid to improve capital ratios, as charges for bad debts have risen significantly. However, despite this negative news, Australian banks are enduring the global financial crisis relatively well compared to those elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2009
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CBA offer for Count Financial points to consolidation of larger firms

Australian banking giant CBA announced on August 30 that it had offered A$373m for Count Financial, one day after the first bill for the FOFA was announced. Datamonitor believes that further consolidations involving larger-than-expected players are set to occur in response to the reforms.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2011
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CBA link with Facebook could change perceptions of how banks interact with their customers

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced an agreement with Facebook, potentially enabling its customers to use its banking products via the Facebook platform. A key feature of the product range is the included peer-to-peer (P2P) functionality. Despite this move, consumers will need reassurances about the privacy of these transactions.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2012
CommentWire
CommentWire

Cazenove: not courting bidders

Cazenove has this week moved to dispel takeover rumors, and reiterated its intent to work towards flotation. However, the company would present the large investment banks with an opportunity to access a new and prestigious client base. Any acquisition of Cazenove would likely be a complicated affair, but ultimately very rewarding for the purchaser.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2004
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Cash is king, long live the king - and the ATM channel

The vision of a cashless society will not be fulfilled in the foreseeable future. Cash is expected to remain the primary method of payment by volume, and so competitive banks need to maintain or expand their ATM channels. However, this needs to be carried out with a strong focus on efficiency, as economic uncertainty is still a strong inhibitor of further growth.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jul 2010
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Cards and payments: splashing the plastic made waves in 2004

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jul 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

Card security: PIN proliferation

Over the last year the UK cards industry has moved towards chip and PIN. However, many consumers are now complaining of 'PIN blindness' and are resorting to potentially lax measures to remember their codes. While this may not affect chip and PIN's aim of reducing counterfeit card fraud, it does raise the specter of more conventional deception returning.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2005
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Car finance: Europe motors ahead

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2005
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Cap could destroy payday lenders

A cap on the interest rates and fees charged by payday lenders is set to be introduced, which could see them disappear as quickly as they appeared - having a negative impact on consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2013

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