Alexis George shares insights she has gained from David Morrison on how leaders should be keepers of culture:
"Culture is expressed in the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves. If those stories are inclusive and respectful of all genders, races and cultures, they are a powerful tool in creating a positive culture."
Andrew Cornell, Managing Editor ANZ bluenotes, on revolutionary non-banks offering digital banking services:
"While these would-be disrupters may not want to become banks, regulators may demand it – because once any revolutionary achieves sufficient market size, governments and regulators start to fret about systemic risk, deposit safety and consumer backlash should something go awry."
Melissa Currie, Visual Production Editor ANZ bluenotes, pinpoints recent advances for the LGBTIQ+ community and underlines the positive impact inclusion has on worldwide GDP:
"When the link between LGBTIQ+ inclusion and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita at a macroeconomic level was tested, a positive correlation was discovered. More to the point, research found a correlation between rights related to homosexuality in a country and that country’s level of economic development – meaning more rights are associated with higher GDP per capita."
Andrew Cornell, Managing Editor bluenotes, showcases ANZ CEO Shayne Elliott's feedback on the slowdown in home lending:
Lynwen Connick, CISO ANZ, analyses the talent gap in cyber security and how a lack of women in the field is a factor:
"Cyber security is about all of us yet women currently represent only 20 per cent of the cyber security workforce worldwide (in Australia this is estimated to be slightly higher at 25 per cent). This is cause for alarm because it’s a key factor in the massive talent shortage in this crucially important field."
Dr Ayesha Khanna, Co-founder & CEO of ADDO AI, talks about change and AI:
"It’s all about staying relevant as disruption and automation happens. You can’t save yourself from automation unless you know what’s being automated and create something on top of it."
Brett Foley highlights the next steps ahead for ANZ in view of the banking Royal Commission:
"A working group formed to study the report’s implementation led by Deputy CEO Alexis George and Group General Counsel Bob Santamaria is meeting for the first time next week. The group plans to go through the 76 recommendations to understand what the bank can do with or without legislation, George said. It will also consider some of the structural changes that might come in the future, she added."
Bianca Hartge-Hazelman, founder of the Financy Women’s Index (FWX), discusses the economic progress of women:
"More Australian women than ever participated in full-time employment with the number exceeding 3.21 million last year.
Indeed the pace of full-time employment growth among women rose by 4 per cent in 2018 and has out done men (+2 per cent) in the 12 months to October 2018."
Gemma Simpson, Digital Producer at bluenotes, investigates the increasing trend of payments via mobile wallets:
"ANZ data shows a 140 per cent increase in the volume of what are called 'mobile wallet' – digital - transactions in the year to December 2018."
Managing Editor of bluenotes, Andrew Cornell, addresses the future of financial services in 2019:
"Critically, barriers to entry are falling and financial institutions’ historic near-monopoly over financial intermediation – borrowing, lending, payments, risk management – is eroding."