Satisfaction of Australia’s banks improves amid COVID-19

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 22-Jul-20

New data from Roy Morgan shows that customer satisfaction with Australia’s banks was at 79.5% in May, up 0.2% points on April and up 1.1% points from May 2019. The biggest improvement in customer satisfaction over the last year was from Australia’s four major banks, with satisfaction up 1.4% points to 77.2% in May. Commonwealth Bank has the highest satisfaction of the four majors in May, closely followed by NAB, ANZ and Westpac. Mutual Banks continue to have the edge in customer satisfaction and are up 0.7% points from a year ago, to 89.2%. The leading Mutual Bank for satisfaction is Bank Australia, closely followed by Bank First and Beyond Bank. The foreign banks operating in Australia have a high customer satisfaction of 85.5% in May, but this is down 0.3% points from a year ago. Of the foreign banks ING is a clear leader for satisfaction ahead of HSBC and Citibank. These are some of the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s ‘Customer Satisfaction report on Consumer Banking in Australia’. This report is based on in-depth interviews conducted face-to-face with over 50,000 consumers per annum in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, BANK AUSTRALIA, BANK FIRST, BEYOND BANK AUSTRALIA, ING BANK (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, HSBC BANK AUSTRALIA LIMITED, CITIBANK PTY LTD

Super fund satisfaction down in May, but still up on a year ago as Australians withdraw up to $10,000

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 14-Jul-20

New data from Roy Morgan’s Superannuation Satisfaction Report shows an overall super fund satisfaction rating of 63.6% in May. This is down 0.9% points on the previous month, but an increase of 2.9% points on May 2019. Compared to a year ago the largest increase by sector was for Retail Funds, which increased 2.2% points to customer satisfaction of 58.7%. Also increasing their satisfaction were Industry Funds, up 1.9% points to 64.4%, and Public Sector Funds which increased 1.6% points to 72.7%. Although Self-Managed Funds were the only sector not to record an increase, they still maintain a high overall satisfaction rating at 72.3%, down 1.9% points on a year ago. Unisuper has the highest customer satisfaction rating of the Industry Funds, ahead of CARE Super and AustralianSuper. The highest placed Retail Super Fund is Colonial First State followed by OnePath and MLC. The report’s findings are from Roy Morgan Single Source, Australia’s most trusted consumer survey, compiled by in-depth interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, UNISUPER LIMITED, CARE SUPER PTY LTD, AUSTRALIANSUPER PTY LTD, COLONIAL FIRST STATE GROUP LIMITED, ONEPATH AUSTRALIA LIMITED, MLC LIMITED

CBA leads small business banking satisfaction during COVID-19 shutdowns

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 24-Jun-20

New research from Roy Morgan shows that small business owner banking satisfaction for the four major banks was at 71% in the 12 months to April, an increase of 0.9% points from the year to March as shutdowns were enforced across the Australian economy. Satisfaction increased for all four major banks and was highest in the year to April for the Commonwealth Bank at 74.6%, up 0.9% points on the corresponding figure for March. However, the biggest increase was for ANZ which increased 1.1% points to 64.2% while there were also increases in satisfaction for both Westpac and NAB. These are the latest findings from interviews with 2,359 small businesses owners as part of the Roy Morgan Business Owner Satisfaction Monitor regarding their level of satisfaction with the financial institution they deal with.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, WESTPAC BANKING CORPORATION – ASX WBC, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB

High satisfaction ratings for chemists and pharmacies as Australia faced bushfires and then the COVID-19 pandemic

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-Jun-20

Research conducted by Roy Morgan in the year to March 2020 shows that 12 million Australians (57%) shop at chemists/pharmacies in an average four weeks. The leading stores, including Priceline Pharmacy, My Chemist, TerryWhite Chemmart and Chemist Warehouse, each have well over 1 million customers. Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says that the good news for chemists and pharmacies is that the 12 million customers of Australia’s chemists/ pharmacies rate their customer satisfaction amongst the highest of any of the more than 30 industries Roy Morgan measures on a weekly basis. Overall customer satisfaction for chemists/pharmacies averages a very high 90.5% and is in third position out of 32 industries. Chemists/Pharmacies rank behind only car manufacturers (92.3%) and hardware stores (90.8%). This high satisfaction for the industry is across the board and the top eight chemists and pharmacies are separated by a total of only 5% points.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Low internet service provider customer satisfaction provides opportunities for innovative offerings

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 3-Jun-20

Customer satisfaction with internet service providers as a whole averages only 75%. That puts it at number 24 out of the 32 industries for which Roy Morgan continuously takes this measure. Within that overall result there are marked differences between individual ISP scores. One of the strategies used by Australia’s major telecommunication companies to capture a larger share of the overall market is to have multiple brands targeting specific demographics. These different brands get very different results. Telstra, easily the largest internet service provider in Australia, offers a perfect example, with its Telstra ISP brand trailing far behind its discount subsidiary brand Belong for customer satisfaction. Australia’s second-largest internet service provider, TPG encompasses several Internet subsidiary brands, including iiNet, Internode and Westnet. All have been good performers, with Internode winning the Annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award for 2019 and both TPG and iiNet scoring above average in the most recent monthly results. In contrast, the country’s third-largest ISP, Optus, has the lowest customer satisfaction of the leading brands and was the only major provider to lose customers over the last year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, TELSTRA CORPORATION LIMITED – ASX TLS, BELONG PTY LTD, TPG TELECOM LIMITED – ASX TPM, IINET LIMITED, INTERNODE SYSTEMS PTY LTD, WESTNET PTY LTD, SINGTEL OPTUS PTY LTD

Self-Managed and Public Sector Super Funds increase satisfaction in March, but Industry & Retail both down

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 22-Apr-20

New data from Roy Morgan’s Superannuation Satisfaction Report shows that Self-Managed Funds and Public Sector Funds both increased their satisfaction in March, despite significant market upheaval with the ASX200 falling significantly from its February record high. As a sector, Self-Managed Funds have the highest level of customer satisfaction (75.0%), up 0.3% from February, followed by Public Sector Funds on 74.5% (+0.3%). In contrast, satisfaction with Industry Funds fell by 1.1% in a month to 64.4%, while Retail Funds were down 0.2% to 60%. The report’s findings come from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, Australia’s most comprehensive and trusted consumer survey.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Super fund satisfaction at risk as markets tumble

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Mar-20

New data in Roy Morgan’s Superannuation Satisfaction Report shows that CARE Super has the highest customer satisfaction rating, at 74.5%. Self-managed funds scored the highest average satisfaction when compared to other sectors. The Superannuation Satisfaction Report, with data up to February 2020, shows CARE Super on 74.5%, an increase of 9.2% on 12 months ago. It placed ahead of Tasplan on 72.8% (+6.9%), Unisuper on 72.7% (+1.5%) and Cbus on 71.0% (+5.0%). Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine says that given recent heavy losses in equities markets due to the Coronavirus pandemic, these levels of customer satisfaction may be the highest we see for some time. The report’s findings are from Roy Morgan Single Source, Australia’s most trusted consumer survey, compiled by in-depth interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, CARE SUPER PTY LTD, TASPLAN LIMITED, CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING UNIONS’ SUPERANNUATION FUND

Branchless banks raise the bar as ME Bank and ING lead customer satisfaction ratings

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 18-Mar-20

New financial data from Roy Morgan shows that ME Bank has the highest banking customer satisfaction among home loan customers, at 92.3%. ME Bank is followed by ING (91.4%), Bendigo Bank (85.8%) and BankSA (83.7%). CBA enjoys the highest home loan customer satisfaction of any of the big four banks, with a rating of 74.1%. Total home loan customer satisfaction with the big four banks is 72.4%. The satisfaction of non-home loan customers follows a similar trend. ING leads the way with a rating of 88.6%, followed by Bendigo Bank (87.9%), ME Bank (85.7%) and Suncorp (80.5%). CBA again has the highest rating of the big four banks, with 79.3% of its non-home loan customers indicating satisfaction with the bank. Total non-home loan customer satisfaction with the big four banks is now at 77.1%. These banking satisfaction ratings are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, in-depth face-to-face interviews with over 50,000 Australians each year in their homes.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, ME BANK, ING BANK (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, BENDIGO BANK, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA, SUNCORP BANK

Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019: Automotive and Airline Winners

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Feb-20

The annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards were presented in Melbourne on 18 February. The automotive and airline categories included wins by first-time and past winners, as well as Qantas securing both domestic airline awards. Past award winner Lexus once again secured the Car Manufacturer of the Year award, taking its total to five award wins in the category. Mazda won its first Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award in the new category of Major Car Manufacturer of the Year. Meanwhile, the three airline awards were presented to two winners. Qantas won both the Domestic Airline and Domestic Business Travel Airline categories in convincing fashion while Singapore Airlines put together another strong 12 months, winning the International Airline of the Year category for a sixth time.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, LEXUS AUSTRALIA, MAZDA AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, QANTAS AIRWAYS LIMITED – ASX QAN, SINGAPORE AIRLINES LIMITED

Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards 2019: Australia’s retail winners announced

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Feb-20

The 2019 Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards have been presented in Melbourne. The winners of the retail categories included some of Australia’s biggest brands, as well as some lesser-known businesses, all of which have earned their place at the top of their respective industries. There were several winners in the retail category that won 12 straight monthly awards throughout 2019. These include The Reject Shop (Discount Variety Store), Bunnings Warehouse (Hardware Store), Subway (Major Quick Service Restaurant), Rebel (Sports Store) and Foodland (Supermarket). Myer (Department Store) and IKEA (Major Furniture/Electrical Store) followed on from their wins last year, while Supercheap Auto (Auto Store), The Athlete’s Foot (Shoe Store), First Choice Liquor (Liquor Store), Harris Scarfe (Discount Department Store), Betta Home Living (Furniture/Electrical Store), Crust Pizza (Quick Service Restaurant), Guardian (Chemist/Pharmacy) and Michel’s (Coffee Shop) returned to the winners list after absences. Just Jeans (Clothing Store) won its first annual award.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED