ANZ News

31 May 2017

Agile approach can work in banks: ex-IBM CIO

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Newly appointed ANZ advisory panel member says there’s no difference in the agile approach at a tech or financial services company.

16 May 2017

Why bluenotes is changing

Paul G Edwards | Publisher, BlueNotes

Business today not only needs to tell its story - it has to join the conversation.

02 May 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: ANZ’s profit in pictures

Stephen Ries | Head of Media Relations, ANZ

Consistency in approach has delivered ANZ a 23 per cent lift in cash profit in the first half, supporting an improved return on equity.

02 May 2017

Jablko: ANZ happy with capital position; has flexibility

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ’s portfolio rebalancing, improved productivity and lower provisions all contributed to a strong improvement in return-on-equity for the bank in the first half, ANZ chief financial officer Michelle Jablko says.

02 May 2017

ANZ strategy delivering improved returns: Elliott

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ has delivered a strong half-year result which demonstrates consistency in execution, ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott says, adding he is optimistic for the full-year result.

04 Apr 2017

ANZ looks to future of wealth business; options open: Elliott

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ chief executive Shayne Elliott says the bank is seeking a partner and exploring models for its wealth business but insists the industry remains critical to the bank’s customer proposition.

01 Mar 2017

Maile Carnegie named ANZ head of digital

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ's Incoming Group Executive Digital Banking Maile Carnegie says the bank needs to look to solutions from the tech sector to succeed in an increasingly digital market - but adds digital "transplants" don't work.

17 Feb 2017

ANZ growing but still cautious: Elliott

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ continues to grow but remains cautious of the economic environment despite posting a solid increase in cash profit for the first quarter.

14 Feb 2017

Confronting China’s policy trilemma

Khoon Goh | Head of Asia Research, ANZ

The fall in China’s forex reserves below the $US3 trillion mark in January – its lowest level in six years - in itself is not an issue for the Asian giant. China still has adequate levels of reserves.

13 Feb 2017

VIDEO: ANZ names Lynwen Connick as cybersec chief

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Banks are obliged to do everything in their power to protect customers and their information, according to ANZ’s incoming chief information security officer, but need to do so without preventing access to popular services online.

31 Jan 2017

Asia game has changed but ANZ still a player: Elliott

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ remains committed to the Asian region, CEO Shayne Elliott says, but changes to the economic and regulatory environment means the bank has had to adjust its strategy – not abandon it.

20 Dec 2016

A festive farewell to 2016 from BlueNotes

The BlueNotes team |

This time three years ago, BlueNotes was a series of meetings in an Outlook calendar, a PowerPoint deck and an actions planner. Hardly compelling content.

14 Dec 2016

Fairness must be part of the customer experience: Neave

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

It is increasingly important for businesses to ensure fairness is part of their customer experience amid an environment of wavering corporate trust, according to the outgoing Commonwealth Ombudsman and newly appointed ANZ Customer Fairness Advisor.

07 Nov 2016

VIDEO: ANZ names Gerard Florian as head of tech

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Technology is reshaping banking at a faster and faster rate, according to Incoming ANZ Group Executive, Technology, Gerard Florian. But banks must also balance the demands of consumers, regulators and technology as they push to provide innovative services to customers.

03 Nov 2016

Dividend sustainable; credit provisions elevated but stable; productivity gains: Jablko

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

ANZ’s new chief financial officer Michelle Jablko said the bank’s full-year result showed a focus on becoming a better-balanced, simpler, better-capitalised institution.

03 Nov 2016

Elliott: momentum building on rebalancing; key markets robust; cost control good

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

The momentum behind ANZ’s rebalancing in key areas continues to build, while cost performance is improving and key markets remain robust, the bank’s CEO says.