East in the Media

  • The Key To Trade Finance In Asia

      Thu, October 29, 2015 

    The past is no guide to the future for Australian companies looking to succeed in lucrative Asian markets - particularly in building a sustainable competitive advantage. The expectations of Australian and Asian chief financial officers are actually quite different.

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  • NAB results were a mixed bag

      Wed, October 28, 2015 

    Martin Smith, head of market analysis at East & Partners, says at first glance National Australia Bank's numbers appear negative, but there are positives deeper into the earnings report.

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  • Has fintech dropped the brand awareness ball?

      Wed, October 28, 2015 

    Has fintech dropped the ball when it comes to brand building? Have we spent too much time developing great products and not enough time spruiking them?

    If recent research by East & Partners is anything to go by, then yes, yes we have.

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  • NAB competitive threat becoming clearer

      Tue, October 27, 2015 

    A “frightening” margin crunch in its heartland business-lending franchise has brought an orbiting National Australia Bank back to earth, with the euphoria surrounding Tuesday’s $2.5 billion sale of the life insurance division to Nippon Life already a distant memory.

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  • Reserve Bank defends business right to surcharge

      Wed, October 21, 2015 

    The Reserve Bank is keen to clamp down on excessive card surcharges and has already discussed how it will do it with the competition watchdog, but its head of payments policy, Tony Richards, argues many small businesses are in fact undercharging customers.

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  • Customer acquisition the key challenge for fintechs

      Fri, October 16, 2015 

    Australian fintech companies face two key challenges – acquiring customers and attracting the right talent to work in their businesses.

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  • Royal Bank of Scotland’s focus on UK operations could see it lose clients

      Wed, October 14, 2015 

    AS Royal Bank of Scotland continues to transform itself into a UK-facing operation under chief executive Ross McEwan, a new report has claimed that the strategy could end up losing the Edinburgh-based bank some important customers.

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  • Why are Australian banks equities rising?

      Tue, October 13, 2015 

    The assumption other banks will follow Westpac's move to increase home loan rates is driving Australian financials stocks higher, says Martin Smith, head of markets analysis at East & Partners.

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