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  • Westpac, IAG recognised in social responsibility index

    Financial institutions Westpac and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) have scored some of the highest ratings for corporate social responsibility practices in a new global index of public companies.

    Written by CIO Staff27 April 11 12:26
  • Westpac scam emails still lurking

    Westpac has warned that malicious emails discovered earlier this week are still being churned out to customers.

    Written by Hamish Barwick08 April 11 12:30
  • Westpac online banking goes down again

    For the second day in a row, customers of Westpac have been unable to access bank accounts online.

    Written by Computerworld Staff16 March 11 16:00
  • Aust economy set to slow: Westpac

    Westpac and the Melbourne Institute expect economic activity to slow over the next 3-9 months, but do not expect the RBA to increase rates before the September quarter

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling16 March 11 15:32
  • Christchurch disaster may cost Westpac $74m

    Last month's Christchurch earthquake may cost Westpac's NZ subsidiary up to NZ$100m ($73.9m) in credit losses for the March half-year, the company disclosed

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling15 March 11 17:54
  • Commbank offers customers free Net security

    The growth of online security threats has led more Australian banks partner with software vendors to offer free security suites for customers as a means of minimising risk.

    Written by Hamish Barwick10 March 11 16:45
  • Westpac confirms Net banking issues

    Westpac has confirmed it is the latest bank to experience issues with its online banking portal, with some customers unable to log in to the service early this morning.

    Written by Tim Lohman03 March 11 16:02
  • Cloud computing self-regulation needed: Analyst

    Self-regulation would lead to a more trustworthy, local Cloud provider industry and avoid contractual hassles, according to an analyst firm.

    Written by Hamish Barwick17 Feb. 11 10:46
  • Proving the value of IT - Part four

    Various frameworks can help change how an organisation perceives — and more importantly, measures — value. Change, however, is the key word.

    Written by Georgina Swan03 Feb. 11 16:59
  • Proving the value of IT - Part three

    The ongoing issue with the value debate is its subjectivity; value is a perceptive judgement that must, by necessity of a business case, be quantified, particularly when each project must be signed off by the chief financial officer. And therein lies the problem, says Capability Management partner, Vince Gill.

    Written by Georgina Swan03 Feb. 11 12:28
  • STW Comm signs $170m debt facility

    Marketing company STW Communications (ASX:SGN) has signed a new banking facility in Australia with Westpac (ASX:WBC) and HSBC

    Written by Dylan Bushell-Embling16 Dec. 10 18:32
  • Shared banking cloud possible, not practical: Westpac CIO

    Pooling infrastructure and applications into a common public cloud for Australia’s banks is not a far-fetched idea, but the practicality of getting all parties to agree will prevent its reality, according to the head of IT at Westpac bank.

    Written by Rodney Gedda15 Dec. 10 09:00
  • SOA rewards available, just not immediate: Westpac CIO

    Westpac CIO, Donna-Maree Vinci, has urged her counterparts to persist in implementing service-oriented architecture (SOA), even if the rewards aren't available immediately.

    Written by Hamish Barwick01 Dec. 10 15:55