OCBC to replace tellers with digital ‘mini branches’24/07/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
OCBC Bank has announced it will halve the number of teller staff in its branches by 2020, replacing human personnel with digital service kiosks across 35 of its Singapore outlets.
Bankwest to close east coast branches, refocus on digital18/07/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Bankwest has announced the closure of 29 east coast branches, saying it will redirect investments to its digital and mobile offerings.
Movers and Shakers | June – July18/07/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
June saw a number of high-profile appointments across the financial services industry and government agencies, with noteworthy additions to CBA, ANZ, Manulife and Maybank.
Fintech incubator Stone & Chalk launches east coast ‘mega-hub’18/07/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Australia’s largest fintech innovation hub, Stone & Chalk, has announced the launch of a new Melbourne base, cementing its place among Asia-Pacific's leading start-up incubators.
CBA gets Wiise with co-developed business management platform18/05/2018 Anonymous News
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has teamed with tech giant Microsoft and auditor KPMG to develop a new cloud-based business management software for small to medium enterprises (SMEs).
ANZ appoints Alexis George deputy CEO10/05/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Alexis George has been appointed deputy chief executive of ANZ, succeeding Graham Hodges who is set to retire after 27 years at the bank.
ANZ & Suncorp NZ team with IBM to build insurance blockchain01/05/2018 Anonymous News
ANZ, New Zealand’s biggest bank, has joined forces with Suncorp NZ and tech powerhouse IBM to develop a ‘first of its kind’ blockchain solution for New Zealand insurers.
Movers and Shakers | April – May 201801/05/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
April saw a number of high-profile appointments and departures across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to AMP, the RBA, and HSBC.
Kiwibank appoints new CEO after 9-month search26/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Kiwibank board has announced the appointment of Steve Jurkovich as chief executive of the New Zealand-based bank, becoming the company's fourth chief executive since its founding.
RBA appoints new CIO24/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has appointed Gayan Benedict to the position of chief information officer (CIO) following the departure of Sarv Girn last month.
NSW Information Commissioner advocates public data releases18/04/2018 Chantal Sutton News
NSW Information Commissioner and chief executive of the Information and Privacy Commission (IPC) Elizabeth Tydd has supported the further release of non-sensitive government data to the public through customer-facing platforms, including mobile transport apps.
Movers and Shakers | March – April 201805/04/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
March saw a number of high-profile appointments and departures across the financial services sector, with noteworthy additions to MLC Life Insurance, The Bank of Singapore, and Westpac.
Bank of Singapore appoints new HK chief exec12/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
The Bank of Singapore (BoS), one of Asia’s largest private banking institutions, has appointed Derrick Tan as chief executive of its Hong Kong division.
Singapore regulator to ‘beef up’ SupTech capability09/03/2018 Patrick Buncsi News
Singapore’s chief financial regulator has committed to expanding its Supervisory Technology (or SupTech) office, delivering a digitisation program that will improve the team’s surveillance and analytics capabilities, according to MAS deputy managing director, Ong Chong Tee.