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CommentWire

Flu remedies: out in the cold

Published By Datamonitor
08 Nov 2000
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Expert View

Flu jabs fight back

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

3G mobile: advance Australia fair

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Credit cards: Oz interchange turmoil

The Reserve Bank of Australia has unveiled plans to reduce the interchange fee that credit card merchant acquirers pay to card issuers. But while the RBA is not alone in the world in wanting to reform interchange, these reforms go too far and take effect too suddenly. The result is likely to be that they hit the consumer hardest of all.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: mortgage defaults increasing

A recent survey of Australian banks has shown that mortgage defaults and home repossessions have been rising recently, prompting a number of relief measures. However, the country's major banks have reported that many borrowers are taking advantage of recent rate cuts by paying more than required on their mortgages, thus limiting the effect of introduced stimulus packages.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

Australia: falling profits at major banks reduce chance of rate cuts being passed on to consumers

Major Australian banks ANZ and NAB have issued their interim results for the six months ending in March, revealing falling profits due to the rising cost of bad debts. The six-month profit of the former sank by 43%, while the latter's experienced a drop of 9.4%. These disappointing results make it more likely that the banks will at least partly hold on to any subsequent Reserve Bank rate cut.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

IMF Australia: looking to recoup billions in bank charges

Litigation funder IMF Australia has announced a class action lawsuit aimed at recouping exception fees charged by 12 Australian banks over the last six years. Although the move will please consumer advocates, it has already prompted a drop in banks' share prices, and should the claim be successful, it could lead to over-regulation in the otherwise well-functioning Australian banking system.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2010
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Expert View

Account portability in Australia is one step closer, but major challenges remain

One of the key objectives of the new banking reform launched by the Australian government is to conduct a feasibility study for implementing full account number portability. While this is a positive step for consumers, who will be able to keep their account numbers when switching providers, Datamonitor believes that there are major challenges which need to be addressed.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Dec 2010

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