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CBA: may need to work on public relations after poor disclosure fine

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has been served with an infringement notice and fine by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in relation to its December capital raising. While the bank has vigorously defended itself, blaming Merrill Lynch for the tardy disclosure of debt charges to investors, it has attracted criticism for what is perceived as downplaying its culpability.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Oct 2009
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CBA: looking to the future by embracing online deals

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has launched a Facebook Places movie deal to attract new customers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Aug 2011
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CBA: launches idiosyncratic ads

Following its recent advertising agency change, Commonwealth Bank has launched a new and unconventional advertising campaign, which eschews traditionally dry bank marketing. Instead, it presents a series of humorous skits. This new approach may prove effective, but risks alienating traditional customers. The timing of the ads is also questionable.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Feb 2008
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CBA: considering contrary mortgage strategy

Despite the fact that its major rivals have recently raised their rates, Commonwealth Bank is expected to keep its rates constant. Such a strategy could be used as part of an overall effort to increase its market share. Commonwealth Bank now has the lowest standard variable rate of the five largest Australian banks, and is set to leverage its size and trusted brand name.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2008
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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
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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
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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

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