[SYDNEY] Westpac Banking Corp and Australia and New Zealand Banking Group are starting to lower the interest rate they use to stress tests customers' loan applications, a move expected to help...

[SYDNEY] Australian bank earnings are getting squeezed by the central bank's move to cut the cash rate to a record low 1 per cent, analysts and investors say, as it gets harder to reduce deposit...

AUSTRALIA'S Big Four lenders are pushing back on the regulator's plan to require banks to make detailed credit checks on borrowers to estimate loan affordability instead of relying on indices,...

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AUSTRALIA'S central bank holds its first policy meeting of the year facing a world re-shaped, and not for the better. Unwelcome economic news at home and abroad are challenging the Reserve...

[CANBERRA] Australia's corporate regulators will be subjected to a new oversight body in a shake-up of the banking sector recommended on Monday by a high-powered independent inquiry into financial...

THE chairman of National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB) said at an inquiry into sector misconduct that it would take a decade to fix the profiteering culture that has shredded the reputation of the...

THE Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said on Tuesday that it had opened an inquiry into price competition among suppliers of foreign currency conversion services and would...

[SYDNEY] Australia is bracing on Friday for the release of a powerful report into its scandal-hit financial sector, which could recommend legislative changes that affect how some the country'...