Well, 2021 was different to 2020… Different variants, different challenges, different attitudes. But also different stories of resilience, of innovation, of breakthroughs, of optimism. Throughout 2021 bluenotes and ANZ News continued to provide insight, analysis and research into the economy, business and the people behind them.
Here’s our pick of the top stories that took the interest of you, our readers, in 2021.
ANZ CEO says platforms and ecosystems will play a greater role in both wholesale and retail banking, creating opportunities for future success.
Shayne Elliott | CEO, ANZ
Pet dogs were the breakout star of lockdowns for many families and one growing business has furry friends everywhere salivating.
Jeff Whalley | Freelance Business Journalist
What happens when the revolutionaries buy suits?
Central banks issuing digital currencies, high street banks offering crypto assets, decentralised finance front and centre. Hunter S. Thompson on the money.
Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes
Weathering the affordability storm
First home buyers continue to face a steep uphill climb to enter the Australian housing market – but they’re entering nonetheless.
Mark Hand | Group Exec – Aus Retail & Commercial, ANZ
Banks in space: ANZ employee Scott Copeland will soon fulfil his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut when he launches into space. Yes, really!
Jemma Wight | Production Editor, ANZ
ANZ New Zealand has the opportunity to aid the transition to a less carbon intensive world.
Antonia Watson | Group Executive & CEO New Zealand, ANZ
Returning local ecosystems to traditional land owners creates good outcomes for native species and sustainability.
Karly Dwyer | Editorial Contributor, ANZ
Whelan: a clearer sustainable journey
The financial services industry has a clear path forward with sustainable investments in the wake of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow.
Mark Whelan | Group Exec – Institutional, ANZ
Shayne and Sally: where are they now?
Five years since The ANZ Way, ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott sits down again with Sally Warhaft to discuss The Bank We’re Building.
Shayne Elliott | CEO, ANZ
ANZ’s multi-year technology transformation will further simplify the bank while paving the way for new, financial wellbeing-focused customer experiences.
Peter Dalton & Wayne Spiteri | Business Lead & Engineering Lead, ANZx
Andrew Cornell is Managing Editor of bluenotes
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