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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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Australian banks set for Apple Pay showdown

With MasterCard and Visa planning to introduce tokenization in Australia later in 2015, conditions would seemingly be perfect for Apple Pay. However, negotiating a cut of merchant service fees with Australian banks will not be as easy as it was in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2015
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Chinese HNW expats: Hong Kong's loss is Australia's gain

The suspension of Hong Kong's Capital Investment Entrant Scheme and the launch of a new investor visa in Australia will directly lead to a large influx of cash-up Chinese expats down under.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jan 2015
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ETFs appeal across the Australian wealth spectrum

When serving HNW investors, wealth managers in Australia need to offer a range of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in addition to more complex private banking products.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2015
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Alipay must push its international relevance

Alipay will need to effectively communicate its relevance to overseas markets, before it is branded as just another payment company for Chinese consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Nov 2014
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Fees are fine, but they must be clear

In retail banking, good service is crucial to keeping customers happy and improving their loyalty. However, it is just as important, if not more so, to manage their expectations on fees.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Nov 2014
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CBA taking contactless to the next level

Commonwealth Bank Australia (CBA) has initiated the next evolutionary stage of contactless payments in the Australian market, with New South Wales' Opal transit payment system slated to accept CBA-issued contactless payment cards in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2014
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eftpos can only rival PayPal on price

For 30 years eftpos has dominated the Australian debit transaction market, but it now hopes to compete with PayPal in the online payment space as well. Regardless of its strong brand in Australia, eftpos will only succeed if the price is right.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2014
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Australian banks must maximize branch efficiency

Rather than closing branches, Australian banks should reduce the size of existing branches and focus on sales of higher value products, as online banking has taken over as the main transaction channel for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2014
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St.George fingerprint login will boost mobile banking

St.George Bank's decision to adopt fingerprint login technology for its iPhone app will address security concerns around mobile banking, as well as increasing the ease of use associated with this channel.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2014

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