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NAB gets down and under to overhaul SME business loans

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National Australia Bank (NAB) has unveiled a complete overhaul of its existing business standard loan form contracts that will “benefit” over 130,000 Australian business owners.

Four Australian banks sign up for Swift’s global payments innovation

New addition to Swift's network

Four Australian banks, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), Commonwealth Bank, National Australia Bank (NAB) and Westpac are now live or planning to implement Swift’s global payments innovation (gpi) initiative. According to Swift, these Australian banks represent over 80% of cross-border payments flow for Australia. The banks all say the same stuff – so […]

Australia’s UBank unveils virtual assistant for home loans


UBank, a subsidiary of National Australia Bank (NAB), has launched RoboChat, Australia’s “first virtual assistant” for online home loan applications. RoboChat will guide customers through the online mortgage form by providing real-time input on questions like “what term do you offer on home loans?” and “do you offer redraws and how do they work?”. Lee […]

Apple Pay defeats Australian banks in payments punch-up

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Apple Pay has emerged victorious in its long-running feud with four domestic banks over their permission to collectively bargain with Apple and boycott Apple Pay. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a determination denying authorisation to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), Westpac, National Australia Bank (NAB), and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank […]

Morgan Stanley and National Australia Bank to leave R3?

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Morgan Stanley and National Australia Bank (NAB) are understood not to be renewing their membership with the R3 blockchain consortium.

End is nigh for NAB core banking revamp

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National Australia Bank (NAB) appears to be entering the final stages of its seven-year Oracle-based “NextGen” core banking overhaul. The bank originally planned to build an in-house mortgage origination platform, beginning with its digital banking subsidiary UBank. But that was scrapped – with the loss of AU$106 million ($81 million) – and Oracle FSS was […]

Six more in the mix for Ripple’s payments network

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Standard Chartered, National Australia Bank, Mizuho Financial Group, BMO Financial Group, Siam Commercial Bank and Shanghai Huarui Bank are the latest banks to join Ripple’s blockchain-powered network for cross-border payments. “2016 has proven to be the year where the most forward-thinking financial institutions are actually using blockchain technologies for payments and settlement rather than as […]

New NAB mobile banking app feast for control freaks

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National Australia Bank (NAB) will launch a new mobile banking app later this year – which promises to give customers more control over how, when and where they use their cards. The new app will include card transaction controls to self-manage personal Visa debit and credit cards through a mobile device. And, in an “Australian […]

Apple bites back over Australian banks’ “cartel”


You can tell cartels to go to hell if you’re Apple. The firm has responded strongly to three of Australia’s big banks’ plans to team up for negotiation deals on digital wallet access. According to the Australian Financial Review, the request from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, National Australia Bank and Westpac to “collectively negotiate […]

National Australia Bank HK adopts Thomson Reuters Eikon

NAB will use Eikon to improve its Hong Kong trading floor

National Australia Bank in Hong Kong has installed Thomson Reuters’ Eikon desktop across its trading floor in a move that the bank says will increase staff productivity and drive up cross-market communication.