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Lack of trust the greatest barrier to advice

Following the defeat of the FoFA disallowance motion in Australia, establishing trust in the advisor-client relationship is becoming more important than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Westpac branches have high-value potential

As its competitors have continued to slash branch numbers, Westpac maintains its extensive bank network. Yet a shift in product focus might provide Westpac with the return on investment that other banks are shunning.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2014
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Australian banks must leverage Big Data

In recent years, competition among Australian deposit-taking institutions has largely centered on savings products. However, providers are now focusing on transaction accounts, with cross-selling and Big Data strategies more important than ever.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2014
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More creativity required to net MFI relationships

Transaction accounts that reward continued regular activity can capture critical main financial institution (MFI) relationships.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jun 2014
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First-home buyers in Australia at risk

With first-home buyer activity in Australia at a record low, now is not the time to scrap First Home Saver Accounts.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014
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Australia's FATCA deal offers no competitive advantage

The FATCA intergovernmental agreement (IGA) will ensure continued Australian access to US financial markets, but it confers no real competitive bonus for the domestic financial sector.

Published By Datamonitor
02 May 2014
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Continuous incentives key to loyalty

In light of increased churn in Australia's transaction account market, providers need to become more creative to not only entice, but also retain, customers in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Apr 2014
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Commonwealth Bank takes early punt on mPOS

Australian banks are being threatened by smaller companies that are entering the market with innovative payment acquiring solutions like mPOS. Although the uptake for such services remains small, Commonwealth Bank Australia is already investing to ensure its future position in this ecosystem.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Mar 2014
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New year, new bank?

Coles gaining a banking license would be bad news for Australia's incumbents. Not only would it result in reduced share of wallet, but it would lead to heightened competition for a particularly lucrative target segment: young and affluent Australians.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Feb 2014
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Mutuals: use that friendly reputation

In a consolidated market, Australian mutual providers are having a tough time competing against their larger banking peers. They should refocus on their core strength: customer service.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2014

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