12 Jan 2022

The best of 2021 from bluenotes and ANZ News

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Well, 2021 was different to 2020… Different variants, different challenges, different attitudes. But also different stories of resilience, of innovation, of breakthroughs, of optimism.


21 Jan 2022

LONGREAD: inflation costs us all but some more than others

Finn Robinson & Sharon Zollner | Economist & Chief Economist NZ at ANZ

With inflation running at increasingly high levels, low-income Kiwis are really starting to feel the pinch.

19 Jan 2022

New Year’s resolution: boost financial wellbeing

Emily Ross | Content Producer & Director, Emily Ross Bespoke

After two years of uncertainty, it’s a good time to work on some financial resilience.

19 Jan 2022

Spending data: Omicron malaise lingers

Adelaide Timbrell | Senior Economist, ANZ

ANZ-observed spending highlights ongoing consumer caution as Omicron infections continue to surge.

19 Jan 2022

Leadership: steering the ship through a storm

Farhan Faruqui | CFO, ANZ

ANZ CFO Farhan Faruqui maps his leadership journey and identifies the skills a good leader needs to develop their team.

17 Jan 2022

Banking on accelerated business models

Alex Trott | Banking Lead, Accenture Australia and New Zealand

Simplified value chains and non-linear business models create opportunities for better banking.

14 Jan 2022

Supporting female-led SMEs when they need it the most

Amit Khan | Global Head SME & Commercial Banking, RFI Global

Banks have an opportunity to lean in and support female-led business through the post-pandemic recovery.

13 Jan 2022

New Zealand opens up to open banking

Jody Bullen | Digital Lead Data & Open Banking, ANZ New Zealand

If industries and government work together on open banking, Kiwis will gain greater long-term benefits.

13 Dec 2021

Read, watch, listen: bluenotes’ 2021 content stocking

Paul O’Sullivan, Shayne Elliott, Antonia Watson and more! | Executives and Directors, ANZ

After nearly two years of lockdown periods spent streaming, reading or listening, we asked ANZ’s executives and board for their top recommendations.

16 Dec 2021

O’Sullivan: getting on with the emerging opportunity

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

ANZ Chairman Paul O’Sullivan outlines key focuses and challenges for the bank and its board in 2022 and beyond.

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15 Dec 2021

ANZx emerging into the light

Maile Carnegie | Group Executive, Digital & Australia Transformation

The program will transform traditional banking and help people and businesses improve their financial wellbeing.

08 Dec 2021

2022 looms as watershed for financial sector

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

Even ignoring the pandemic, 2022 will be a turning point for banks with a focus on digitalisation and sustainability non-negotiable.

07 Dec 2021

Post-pandemic financial security: a way to go

Dr Emily Porter | ANZ Tony Nicholson Research Fellow

COVID-related financial supplements created short-term relief for vulnerable Australians. But their long-term financial wellbeing is still on rocky ground.

03 Dec 2021

Education key to foiling fraud

Cassandra Hewett | Group Head of Financial Crime & Money Laundering Reporting Officer, ANZ

A focus on shared knowledge and preventative education will help fight back the growing risk of fraud.

02 Dec 2021

Watson: why we should watch women win

Antonia Watson | ANZ Group Executive and CEO, New Zealand

New research illustrates a positive flow-on effect for female participation and achievement when we “watch women win”.

01 Dec 2021

How is financial wellbeing tracking?

Emily Ross | Content Producer & Director, Emily Ross Bespoke

ANZ’s latest financial wellbeing survey of Australians reflects new ways of understanding and measuring financial wellbeing.

01 Dec 2021

Kempson: what really matters for financial wellbeing

Emily Ross | Content Producer & Director, Emily Ross Bespoke

Expert Professor Elaine Kempson sits down once again to discuss the latest ANZ Financial Wellbeing survey and next steps for capability.

First home buyers facing into the affordability storm

Mark Hand | Group Executive Australia Retail and Commercial Banking, ANZ

Despite record high property prices, first time buyers still managed to make their mark

26 Nov 2021

PODCAST: housing affordability deteriorates further

Brett Foley | bluenotes contributor

ANZ-CoreLogic’s latest housing affordability report shows we still have a way to go

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