Latest Intelligence on Current Accounts in Asia-Pacific

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Chinese banking: overseas investment could be sweet or sour

The $4.7 billion combined investment by Royal Bank of Scotland and Temasek in Bank of China has been put in jeopardy by hesitant Chinese shareholders worrying about an increasing level of foreign influence. Unless outside investment in China's financial sector is disciplined and measured in its ambitions, it is likely that local resentment over western involvement will continue to grow.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

ANZ: profits to be found off the beaten track

ANZ has announced a credit card joint venture with Sacombank in Vietnam, a market that is expected to undergo significant growth in the medium term. Given Vietnam's encouraging economic projections and the very small proportion of the population currently using banking services, this is positive strategic move by ANZ.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

RBA: new data fuel penalty fee debate

New data released by the Reserve Bank show that Australian banks amassed almost A$1 billion in penalty fees from consumers, including late and overdraft fees. The figures add weight to consumer groups' criticism of excessive penalty fees, but the Australian Bankers' Association has defended the charges, noting that they are easily avoidable by conscientious consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2009
Expert View
Expert View

PayPal suspension in India threatens to become PR disaster

Following a crackdown by India's banking regulator in the wake of recent anti-money laundering legislation, PayPal has suspended cross-border and internal personal payments in the country. The digital payments provider has offered consumers little explanation as to the causes or indeed the expected duration of the blackout.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2010
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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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Creativity required to generate fee income from transaction accounts

As banks have been seeking more funding support from local sources to become less reliant on overseas funding, competition for deposits has increased significantly. The government's introduction of the "tick and flick" plan in July further stimulated competition, and banks have been eager to scrap fees for their deposit products to entice customers.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Aug 2012
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Packaged accounts are key to rebuilding global banking revenues

By offering added-value packaged accounts in return for higher monthly fees, banks can counter the decline in their core sources of revenue.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2012
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2013: micro-managing finances through the mobile

Consumers attempting to stick to a budget have a number of tools available to them through their mobile phones to aid the management of their money. Regular micro-management of finances facilitates saving and keeps track of everyday spending. Third-party providers are currently leading the field but these tools are a clear next step for mainstream banking apps.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2013
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Australia: mortgage-based accounts an opportunity for growth

Providers looking to grow their lending and deposit business in Australia should consider including mortgage-based packaged accounts in their product portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2013
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Security top priority for Asia Pacific migrants

Banks targeting migrants from Asia Pacific need to educate this potentially lucrative segment about investment options, while leading with products that appeal to their need for financial certainty.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Oct 2013

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