Consumer confidence

03 Apr 2024

Retaining the lessons of the Royal Commission

Stephen Ries | General Manager ESG and Stakeholder Engagement, Communications & Public Affairs, ANZ

It is half a decade since the hard truths of the banking royal commission were delivered. How do we make sure those lessons stay fresh in our minds?

14 Mar 2024

Steaks are high

Michael Whitehead | Executive Director for Agribusiness Industry Insights, ANZ

We obsess over the price of red meat, but what factors impact the relationship between cattle prices and what we pay at the butcher?

12 Feb 2024

What’s love got to do with it?

Sweta Mehra | Managing Director, Everyday Banking, ANZ

How have we changed our Valentines spending habits since Covid lockdowns? New ANZ data reveals how some of us celebrate romance.

12 Jul 2023


Michael Whitehead | Executive Director for Agribusiness Industry Insights, ANZ

Is the cost-of-living crisis even whacking the cost of your morning coffee? From the global cost of coffee beans to paying rent in a groovy neighbourhood – the prices of what brings the Magic to your morning are volatile.

08 Jun 2023

Balancing act: Australian households remain resilient

Adam Boyton | Head of Australian Economics, ANZ

Inflation and rate hikes are hitting hip pockets, but household budgets have been better managed than headlines suggest. And it means a lot for the outlook over the next 18 months.

01 Aug 2017

The surprising truth about spending patterns

Jo Masters | Senior Economist, ANZ

Retailers are doing it tough but consumption in Australia is not what it seems.

09 Dec 2016

VIDEO: keep pace with consumers or die

Kath Bray | Managing Director - Retail Banking, ANZ

Services providers need to keep pace with continuingly advancing technology and developing consumer trends if they are to survive, according to a leading voice in Australia point-of-sale technology.

15 Sep 2016

REWIND: The key to successful savings programs

Professor Roslyn Russell | Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University

Saving is like magic, in that sense that advanced science is like magic: profound and yet ultimately logical.

06 May 2016

The boom within a boom: Chinese cross-border e-commerce

Casey Hall | Former Asian editor, WSJ, NT, CNN

China’s consumer economy is booming. So too, despite the well-publicised restrictions on content and channels, is the online economy. Now add ‘foreign goods’ to the fuel because cross border e-commerce is a boom within a boom – to the extent the government has just introduced some new controls on commerce.

21 Oct 2015

How to benefit from the new Chinese dream

Sanjoy Sen | Managing Director for Retail Banking Asia Pacific

Like Australians, the Chinese middle class have a dream and this dream is becoming the new centre of Australia's relationship with China. As their ranks swell their aspirations begin to closely resemble any other developed country albeit with a Chinese twist.

13 Oct 2015

Chinese middle class to double spending by 2030

Andrew Geczy | Former CEO International and Institutional Banking, ANZ

China's middle class will more than double its spending by 2030, lifting consumption as a portion of GDP to nearly 50 per cent from just 38 per cent in 2014.

17 Jun 2015

What China’s new consumer wants

Stefan Herrick | Senior Manager External Communications New Zealand, ANZ

Out past the glinting international hotels, the Ferrari and Lamborghini dealerships, Louis Vuitton and Prada, it's not hard to find old Shanghai.