Financial Services

Lloyds resumes dividend payments

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First dividend since GFC bailout as UK lender returns to full-year profit.

What's gone wrong at HSBC?

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The current scandal engulfing HSBC is just another in a long line of controversies besetting the bank over time, and points to deep-seated problems inside the organisation.

Who needs banks anyway?

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The big banks have had it all their way for decades, but now peer-to-peer lenders are taking them on in the massive personal loans market with lower rates -- and borrowers are lapping it up.

Simon Marais loses battle with cancer

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Renowned investor and Allan Gray chief executive officer Simon Marais has died.

Value Investor: A better bank than CBA

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US bank Wells Fargo has a number of competitive advantages that make it a more compelling proposition than any of the big four.

Standard Chartered boss steps down

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Peter Sands will move on in June in wake of poor results, fines from regulators.

Mizuho in final talks on RBS's US loan assets

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British bank, majority state-owned, continues push to scale back global operations.

RBS books seventh straight loss

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Majority state-owned bank writes down value of part-owned US unit.

IOOF first-half profit lifts

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Financial services group upbeat about organic growth, will pay interim dividend of 25c.

Perpetual lifts interim profit

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Investment group reaps the benefits of The Trust Company acquisition, will pay $1.15 dividend.

APRA warns banks against risky lending

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Byres warns banks not to dismiss 'lightly' the regulator’s recently-imposed guidelines.

Wave of block trades finally over

Major block trades at Aurizon and Veda put end to frenzied speculation.

Macquarie eyes Esanda bid

Macquarie Group joins list of suitors for assets up for sale within ANZ Bank’s Esanda division.

ASIC getting full co-operation from NAB

by AAP
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Medcraft says advice standards must be significantly lifted in Australia.

ANZ flags slump in major projects

by AAP
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Bank expects 60 per cent fall in large mining, infrastructure projects within three years.

Seven Group H1 profit falls 74%

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Soft commodities, lower advertising weigh on Seven, reaffirms FY earnings fall of 10-15%.

Mortgage Choice positive on loans outlook

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Mortgage Choice says booming property will help bottom line, despite H1 profit fall.

Veda swings back into black

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Credit information provider Veda secures first-half profit, tips small lift in FY earnings.

FSC appeals for super focus: report

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Govt must consider superannuation part of retirement income policy, FSC chief to say.

JPMorgan to cut $US5bn in expenses

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US banking giant unveils plans to eliminate hundreds of retail branches.

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