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Here's what the nation thinks

With over 175,000 customers answering questions on ATMs, we’re getting a better idea of what Australians really think about the challenges we face.

QLD: 51% NT: 61% WA: 52% SA: 50% TAS: 47% VIC: 47% ACT: 50% NSW: 49%

Geographical sentiment

Over half of respondents in most states and the Northern Territory indicated they are optimistic about the future of Australian Business.

Age participation

Positive sentiment by age

The younger demographics are the least optimistic about our businesses being ready to face the future. In a similar trend to the property question, the level of optimism increases with age.

Source: CommBank ATM Survey 2017. Results as at 17th May 2017.

Are our businesses ready to face the future?

Visitors to this website answered:

No 67%, yes 33%

Join the discussion

Here's what people are saying about the future of Australian business. Join the discussion on Facebook

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Invest in a better future. Lead the way. 100% renewable is not a dream... it is a journey to protect our future prosperity. If you value education then value our educated. Imagine a world where we listen to our top students when they grow up and become scientists and mathematicians and engineers and learn to look toward the future and problem solve some of our issues using well defined and understood strategies to get there. Embrace new learning and new technology. - Facebook

Innovating for our customers

At CommBank, we’ve got a long history of responding to the needs of both our customers and the community at large. That’s why you can be confident that the answers you give will lead to real solutions. Solutions just like these: 

Preparing our kids for tomorrow

Research tells us that 10% of young Australians had difficulties understanding the concept of finance and the benefits of saving, so we created Start Smart – a financial education program that’s educated over 2 million young Australians on money matters. In 2017, we expanded the programme into virtual reality, making it accessible to even more children.  

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Creating new paths to property

We understand that buying property can be a challenge in today’s market, so we created an app that lets you access our property market estimates and home buying calculators to help you find a property you can afford for your lifestyle. 

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Supporting business innovation

From farming to pharmaceuticals, we partner with a variety of Australian businesses to face change together. As well as developing the latest banking technology solutions, we also offer co-creation in our Innovation Lab and actionable insights to help businesses move forward.

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Inclusive culture

Building an inclusive culture

A respectful society is one that embraces everyone. We have a role to play in addressing this in our organisation, with our customers and in the communities where we operate.

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Planning for retirement

With improved life expectancy, only 53% of Australian households are expected to have enough to last them through a longer retirement  (CommBank Retire Ready Index, Feb 2017). As Australia’s largest financial institution, we provide quality advice to an ever increasing number of Australians.

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Preparing Australia for the future

Preparing us for the future

We use our resources to develop solutions for our government, corporate and not-for-profit clients, and explore innovative financing models to help secure and enhance Australia’s future. 

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Things you should know

Aggregated results will be used in our marketing but individual answers will not be used for direct sales purposes. Responses will be de-identified and used for research purposes only. ATM data based on 278,932 customer responses from ATMs between 26th February 2017 and 17th May 2017. Website data based on 2,305 responses from visitor polling on between 26th February and 17th May 2017.