Fels laments lack of bank competition

Original article by Adam Creighton
The Australian – Page: 2 : 11-Jul-19

Former Australian Competition & Consumer Commission chairman Allan Fels has expressed concern about the four major banks’ domination of the nation’s home loans market. He says competition in Australia’s banking sector has declined substantially since the global financial crisis. He also notes that there is now very little difference between the "big four" banks and that it is relatively easy for them to co-ordinate their actions without breaching cartel laws.

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AUSTRALIAN COMPETITION AND CONSUMER COMMISSION, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA, ST GEORGE BANK LIMITED, BANKWEST, AUSTRALIAN SECURITIES AND INVESTMENTS COMMISSION, AUSTRALIAN PRUDENTIAL REGULATION AUTHORITY, AUSTRALIA. ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MISCONDUCT IN THE BANKING, SUPERANNUATION AND FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY

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