Original article by Joyce Moullakis, Samantha Bailey
The Australian – Page: 21 : 6-Nov-18
Australia’s four largest banks have reported a combined profit of $29.5bn for 2017-18, which is 5.5 per cent lower than previously. Tim Dring of Ernst & Young notes that the big four banks are facing challenges such as a slowing housing market, customer remediation costs and the impact of the financial services royal commission. However, he adds that the banks are also benefiting from a sharp fall in bad and doubtful debts.
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, ERNST AND YOUNG, SWITZER DIVIDEND GROWTH FUND (MANAGED FUND) – ASX SWT, KPMG AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY