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Australia’s private health insurance industry – a refreshed view from the sidelines

The last few years have seen a ‘crisis in confidence’ in Australia’s private health insurance (PHI) industry. Rising premiums versus flat salaries are making it increasingly tough for providers to demonstrate value for money to an already unconvinced consumer base. Further fueling this skepticism, Labor’s recent proposal to conduct an industry-wide review and impose a…

1 May 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance | Healthcare

Debunking the myths around private health insurance

The Australian Labor Party recently announced a policy commitment to imposing a 2% cap on private health insurance (PHI) premiums, for at least two years pending a productivity Commission review. The proposal was designed to increase affordability within the sector, as flat income rates fail to keep up with premiums rising above CPI. As expected,…

24 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

Rebuilding trust in financial services at the AFR Banking and Wealth Summit 2018

Financial Services providers were scrutinized for their lending practices, remuneration models and misconduct handling procedures at the Australian Financial Review’s Banking & Wealth Summit this week. The Summit analysed a widening ‘trust deficit’ in the sector and explored how industry could resolve the issue to avoid more complex and intrusive regulation. Wayne Byres, Chairman of…

6 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic

Banking & Finance

ABA CEO Anna Bligh on ‘erosion of trust’ in banks

The Australian Bankers Association’s new CEO, Anna Bligh aims to rebuild trust between the banks and their customers. Her powerful statement “I think there is a direct correlation between the implosion of trust and explosion of scrutiny” is memorable and timely. She told the Australian Financial Review's Banking & Wealth Summit on 5 April in…

12 Apr 2017, by Informa Insights

Banking & Finance | Business

AFR Tax Reform Summit – A 21 year old student’s impression by Moshe Wakil

The Australian Financial Review Tax Reform Summit evidenced that building consensus around key reform areas is a genuine possibility. Experts representing both major government parties, big-business, Australian workers and academia endorsed the idea that an efficient tax mix is important to facilitate long-term productivity gains and corresponding rises in our standards of living. Australia’s corporate…

25 Sep 2015, by Test Test

Banking & Finance

Fintech in financial services – the rise of a competitive landscape

Fintech is one of the fastest growing sectors in the financial services industry – and disruption is underway in the financial services market in Australia and globally. More recently, it has emerged as one of the biggest opportunities and threats confronting the sector. The opportunities include innovative banking methods, improved customer experience, unlocking capital through…

6 Aug 2015, by Test Test

Banking & Finance

What changes are the federal government looking to introduce regarding anti-money laundering legislation?

In December 2013, the federal government revealed that a statutory review of anti-money laundering legislation was underway. Justice Minister Michael Keenan said the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) Act 2006 will be scrutinised in an effort to continue preventing criminal activity in this area. "The Coalition government is committed to protecting Australia's financial system,…

8 Sep 2014, by Test Test

Banking & Finance | Business

What are the biggest AML/CTF challenges for a multi-jurisdictional organisation?

Warren Dickins, Financial Crime Officer at GE Capital International shed light on the biggest AML/CTF challenges for multi-jurisdictional organisations: If you are working in a financial crime role today in an organisation that operates in more than one jurisdiction, it will be no surprise to you that everywhere you look there are different challenges. Every additional jurisdiction…

18 Aug 2014, by Test Test

Banking & Finance | Technology

Cryptocon brings Bitcoin technology to centre stage

The underlying technology of Bitcoin is one fascinating topic.  While many meet-up events exist for cryptocurrency, finance is usually the focal point.  Differently to these events, the upcoming Cryptocon conference will bring technology to the spotlight, with dedicated sessions on Smart Property and Start-up discussions on how the blockchain can be turned into a global registry…

17 Jul 2014, by Test Test

Banking & Finance | Technology

Where does the future of Bitcoin lie?

Perhaps one of the most enigmatic trends to hit the technology and finance worlds in recent memory, the viability and future direction of Bitcoin is still very much up in the air. Still yet to break into the mainstream, the spread and uptake of Bitcoin has certainly been slower than its developers would have hoped.…

4 Jul 2014, by Test Test
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