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29 Nov 2019

Migrant Australians: a right to learn

Professor Roslyn Russell | Principal Research Fellow, RMIT University

As global migration patterns shift, Australian financial services must be ready to provide support to new arrivals.

14 Nov 2019

Interest rates: through the looking-glass

James Culham | Director, Institutional Portfolio Management, ANZ

As interest rates tend towards zero, will central banks be forced to turn to unconventional monetary policies?

07 May 2019

Modern Monetary Theory: crock or insight?

James Culham | Director, Institutional Portfolio Management, ANZ

The debate over MMT has hit the mainstream – so is it really that bad (or good)?

02 Oct 2017

The next steps for Kiwisaver

Craig Mulholland | Managing Director of Wealth at ANZ Investments NZ

A survey shows a majority of New Zealanders support making their national savings initiative, KiwiSaver, compulsory.

21 Mar 2016

The mystery of the missing $A100 note

Steve Worthington | Professor at Swinburne University

According to some of the world's central bankers, 'big noting' describes more than just the boastfulness of some individuals. It's a global currency trend.

16 Nov 2015

Popping the payment fraud balloon

Lance Blockley | Managing Director Consulting, RFi Group

Payment fraud is a balloon: squeeze it in one place and it will pop out in another. This effect is readily seen in card payments. As lawmakers have attacked fraud at the physical point of sale fraudsters have moved to the historically less-secure online environment...

12 Nov 2015

Is surcharge rage justified?

Steve Worthington | Professor at Swinburne University

With more than 5,000 of the 6,500 final submissions to the Australian Financial System Inquiry (FSI) concentrating on the topic, it was no surprise the Australian Government announced in October it would examine excessive credit card surcharges.

25 Sep 2015

Financial literacy a major challenge with credit card interest rates

Steve Worthington | Professor at Swinburne University

If nothing else, the Senate's Standing Committee on Economics Inquiry into the interest rates charged on Australian credit cards has made me even more aware of the low levels of financial literacy in Australia.

22 Jun 2015

Are credit cards a rip off right now?

Mike Ebstein | Director, MWE Consulting

In Australia, credit card holders are right now watching the cash rate hover at record lows, taking mortgage rates down with it. It's not something that's being reflected in their card rates. So why aren't these rates moving?

28 Apr 2015

Five ways we can close the gender retirement funding gap

Ana-Marie Lockyer | General Manager Wealth Products and Marketing New Zealand, ANZ

While I was walking through the airport recently, a Time magazine cover shouting “This baby could live to 142 years" caught my eye. As a mother of three young girls it was a stark reminder of the challenges my daughters will face in building a financial future.

09 Jun 2014

Do crims tap-and-go?

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor, bluenotes

In Melbourne’s Docklands precinct, where the ANZ mothership is berthed, there’s dozens of small cafes and lunch spots. Almost all accept contactless card payments, the so-called “tap and go” system.

12 May 2014

Making account switching easy makes sense

Richard McManus & Schalk Kock | Financial Services Experts, Third Horizon

In a market like banking, where a few banks dominate, policy makers favour ease in switching basic accounts because it drives both competition and innovation.