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APRA’s EFS Form Review consultation: first stage of a long road

To Apple Pay or not to Apple Pay, that is the question

On 16 January 2017, the Australian Prudential Regulatory Authority (APRA) released for public consultation its Economic and Financial Statistics (EFS) Form Review. Notably, this consultation package represents a major overhaul of many of the financial and statistical returns currently prepared by the Australian authorised deposit-taking institutions (ADIs) as well as introducing a new set of returns to be submitted. We examine what’s at stake.

Traity collaborates with Suncorp to launch a micro-insurance platform

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Kevin, Traity’s new chatbot, provides micro-insurance for P2P transactions online. Created in collaboration with Australia’s financial services conglomerate, Suncorp, Kevin protects buyers on online marketplaces such as Gumtree, Facebook and Craigslist.

Temenos to acquire Australian partner Rubik for $50m

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Australia-based banking software and services vendor Rubik Financial is to be taken over by Temenos. The deal is valued at $50 million.

Australian banks in one last grapple with Apple

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Four big Australian banks haven’t given up the fight to convince the country’s antitrust regulator that they get some concessions from Apple over Apple Pay. With a decision due in a few weeks, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), National Australia Bank (NAB), Westpac, and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank may have made their final submission […]

Suncorp core banking revamp stumbles

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Suncorp’s multi-year venture to modernise its core banking system, known as Project Ignite, has stumbled at the final hurdle. As Banking Technology reported in August 2016, the revamp was in its final stages. However, in questions over its half-year FY17 results, Suncorp told iTnews that the configuration of the platform and product migration has “taken […]

Become a banking “curator” says ANZ

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The future of commercial banking may well lie in being “curators”, according to Australia and New Zealand-based banking group, ANZ. In an interview with the Australian Financial Review, Mark Hand, managing director, corporate and commercial banking at ANZ says commercial bankers will “morph into ‘curators’ for their business clients by linking customers with reputable, external […]

Commonwealth Bank and Queensland Treasury Corporation create world’s first blockchain-based government bond

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has issued a cryptobond for Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) using its capital markets blockchain platform. CBA says it is “the first blockchain bond issuance by a government entity both in Australia and in the world”.

ANZ’s card replacement programme could spur m-wallet adoption

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A new service launched to mitigate customers’ inconvenience if their payment cards are lost or stolen might lead to greater adoption of mobile wallets and be a model for other banks. ANZ, one of the largest banks in Australia, has introduced a service that automatically uploads replacement card details as virtual cards to customers’ m-wallets, […]

ME Bank outsources core banking to Capgemini

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Australia’s ME Bank has signed a five-year deal with tech consultancy firm Capgemini to manage its core banking functions. ME Bank says it will still look after the design and security elements of the Temenos’ T24 core banking system, while Capgemini will provide a managed service for its infrastructure. In an interview with the Australian […]

St George Bank live with new core banking system, Celeriti

To Apple Pay or not to Apple Pay, that is the question

St George Bank, Sydney-based subsidiary of Westpac, has finally gone live with new core banking software, CSC’s Celeriti. The project has been underway since 2010.

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