Big four banks
12:41AM | Wednesday, 2 December 2015 | Apple Pay launched in Australia this month but with support only for cards issued directly by American Express.
5:27PM | Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | Small businesses are already disappointed with the major banks, but newly released survey results show the relationship between the big four and SMEs has soured even further.
4:09AM | Monday, 2 April 2012 | Australia’s major banks are pushing for the definition of ordinary working hours to be extended to include Saturday afternoons and all of Sundays, in a bid to improve flexibility of rostering employees on weekends.
5:08AM | Thursday, 19 May 2011 | THE NEWS WRAP: LinkedIn set for the largest market flotation since the dotcom boom, with shares set to sell for between $42 and $45.
4:18PM | Monday, 18 April 2011 | Customers are increasingly differentiating between independent banks and the majors, with independent regionals emerging as a rich alternative for small businesses.
2:00AM | Tuesday, 22 February 2011 | National Australia Bank was the only major bank to record a fall in customer satisfaction rates in January, according to the latest Business Financial Services Monitor.
2:07AM | Monday, 14 February 2011 | Mortgage exit fees are tipped to soon be a thing of the past, which is good news for small business borrowers.
2:09AM | Monday, 7 February 2011 | The major banks are expected to unveil profit growth this week, despite six months of falling lending to small businesses.
1:04AM | Thursday, 27 January 2011 | The banks are expected to increase lending to businesses by 3.5% over the next three quarters, driven by the construction, wholesale, retail and transport sectors.
12:24AM | Tuesday, 21 December 2010 | The backlash against the National Broadband Network’s business plan has already begun, with claims that the scheme’s profit margins will not be sustainable.