ANZ posted a 2 per cent increase in cash profit during the half year to $A3.56 billion and held the interim dividend steady at A80c.
Cost control was a highlight with absolute expenses down for another half. Since the end of 2015, ANZ has absorbed inflation each year while also reducing the cost of running the bank by approximately $A250 million, even when excluding divestments.
The bank also continue to deliver a strong capital position and earnings-per-share growth.
You can see highlights of the results below.