Banks in Brisbane
In this article is a brief list and description of banks
found in Brisbane, Queensland.
Being one of Australia’s financial institution frontrunners,
Commonwealth Bank has been offering services which include
retail, premium, business and institutional banking.
bank was founded under the Commonwealth Bank Act in 1911,
although the operations had started only a year after.
bank would then yield businesses throughout the country as
well in New Zealand,
Asia and the United Kingdom. Among the
services included in Personal Banking are credit cards, home
loans, term deposits, personals loans such as student loans
and car finance, insurance, retirement accounts and private
banking. Business banking, on the other hand,
following services: cash management, loans, asset finance,
risk management, insurance, and superannuation and foreign
exchange services. Commonwealth Bank also offers electronic
Macquarie, having been established in 1969 as a merchant
bank with the name Hill Samuel Australia (HSA), it started
its operations in Sydney on January 1970 with three staff.
Eleven years later, the merchant bank has transformed into a
trading bank now with a new name, Macquarie Bank Limited. It
is the only second private trading bank to be established
the country in that century.
The bank world then open its
branches in Melbourne in 1985 and in Brisbane in 1986.
Macquarie has been consistent in putting its reputation as a
market leader, reaping a number awards such as Best
Investment Bank, Most National Services Award, Best Equity
House and Business of the Year from different publications
and financial institutions' award-giving bodies in Australia
|Macquarie’s Personal banking services include credit cards,
loans, shares, cash management, specialized investments,
property, retirement and superannuation, wealth management,
telephone banking, debt solutions and many more. Business
services include leasing, new technology financing,
estate development financing, infrastructure investments,
property trusts, deposit services, accounting and a lot
Westpac traced its history as early as 1850 with its first
branch at Moreton Bay (Brisbane) as the bank of New South
Wales. IN 1982, after a merger with the Victorian-based
Commercial Bank of Australia, the permission to change its
name was granted through the Bank of New South Wales Act of
1982 - the Change of Name Act. The name Westpac was actually
a shortened form of Western Pacific. To date there 641
branches in Australia, with branches in New Zealand,
Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Singapore, New York, London and
the Pacific Islands: Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New
Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Tonga.
Personal banking services in Westpac includes home loans,
personal loans, credit cards, bank accounts, investments,
insurances, private bank and financial advices. Business
banking services include payroll services, long term and
short term finances, business credit card solutions,
business assets insurance and more. Westpac also offers