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Two magic words the banks don’t tell you

IF YOU utter these two words, you could save yourself hours on the phone — as a Westpac customer found out the hard way. What many Australians don’t realise is that the banks are required by law to maintain a “financial hardship” helpline for customers who find themselves facing unforeseen …

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‘Don’t let banks near your cash’

The super industry is lobbying the government to stop the big banks from being able to access superannuation to buy homes. THE battle to manage the retirement savings of five million Aussie workers who are currently members of not-for-profit superannuation funds has intensified. At stake is half a trillion dollars …

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Aussie banks lead digital global race

Australian banks are outperforming their peers in North America and Europe as the transition to digital services rolls out. Picture: Getty. AUSTRALIAN banks are outperforming their peers in North America and Europe as the transition to digital services rolls out but a new report has found there is still more …

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CEO warns: ‘Don’t let banks near your cash’

The super industry is lobbying the government to stop the big banks from being able to access superannuation to buy homes. THE battle to manage the retirement savings of five million Aussie workers who are currently members of not-for-profit superannuation funds has intensified. At stake is half a trillion dollars …

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Deutsche Bank’s Gold and Silver Manipulation Settlement is Meaningless

Deutsche Bank’s Gold and Silver Manipulation Settlement is Meaningless There has been considerable hoopla and celebration, following Deutsche Bank’s legal settlement , in a U.S.-based litigation against this Big Bank regarding precious metals manipulation. The enthusiasm surrounds Deutsche Bank’s pledge to “cooperate” in providing evidence to be used against the …

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Westpac follows NAB in rate hike

Westpac is the second big bank to jack up rates this week. Picture: Hollie Adams / The Australian MORE borrowers are being hit by out-of-cycle interest rate hikes after Westpac today announced both owner occupiers and investors would see increased costs to their loans. The banking giant’s announcement comes just …

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