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Agribusiness

“Stewards of the land”: farmers in the market for land, expansion opportunities

Following years of drought, high confidence amid favourable conditions has placed farmland in high demand.
6 May 2021
Business

CBA strengthens digital healthcare capabilities with Whitecoat acquisition

CBA accelerates ambition to provide Australia’s best-in-class digital experience for healthcare customers.
4 May 2021
CommBank app

Aussie mums want a spa day for Mother’s Day, but are likely to receive flowers

New research from CommBank Rewards released today shows the top gift mums want this Mother’s Day is a spa day / package. However, when Australians ...
3 May 2021
Agribusiness

Agriculture financing at record high

Across the country farmers are investing in machinery and equipment purchases, with lending hitting a seven year high.
3 May 2021
Innovation

Millennials mean business

CBA records surge in Millennials opening Business Transaction Accounts; launches first no interest payment card ‘CommBank Neo Business’ to support ...
30 April 2021
Business

Australian accounting firms ramp up growth opportunities

Accounting firms enjoy buoyant business conditions amid continued client demand.
29 April 2021
Economy

What to expect from the 2021/22 Australian Budget

A high level break down of what we can expect from next week’s Federal Budget.
7 May 2021
Innovation

Girls in Tech inspires young women to dream big about STEM

Female high school students at the 2021 Girls in Tech event learned that, if you keep an open mind and keep learning, your career can go to remarka...
4 May 2021
Education and youth

Inspiring tomorrow’s tech talent today

CBA and Telstra have joined forces to host a ‘Girls in Tech’ event to educate and inspire the next generation about the wonderful and interesting c...
4 May 2021
Technology

CBA and Telstra banking on the next generation of girls in tech

With only 16 per cent of Australian women with STEM qualifications , CBA and Telstra’s annual ‘Girls in Tech’ event aims to inspire female high sch...
4 May 2021
x15ventures

Making the jump from corporate to startup

Last week, x15ventures invited the Startmate Fellowship’s Autumn21 cohort of 100 passionate women to join an evening of networking and a panel disc...
28 April 2021
State of the States

CommSec State of the States: Tasmania firmly on top as Western Australia jumps to third

The latest CommSec State of the States report shows a marked lift in the ranking of Western Australia in the latest quarterly economic report.
27 April 2021
Community

Lest we forget – commemorating ANZAC Day

For the first time in two years, Australians will once again be able to commemorate ANZAC day in public.
23 April 2021
Household spending

March spending intentions surge amid Australia’s economic rebound

Stronger spending intentions on COVID-hit sectors reflect broad economic recovery and base effects, according to combined CBA and Google data for M...
20 April 2021
Corporate responsibility

CBA helps Lendlease issue its second green bond in five months

Our institutional bank continues to meet increasing demand for sustainable finance.
15 April 2021
Government

Opening remarks to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics

Commonwealth Bank Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn and Deputy CEO David Cohen appeared before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on ...
15 April 2021
Small business

Spending in CBDs on the up

Spending in Central Business Districts across the country is up 22.4 per cent over the past six months, with Gen X and older millennials contributi...
14 April 2021
CommBank app

CBA connects customers to half a billion dollars in unclaimed benefits

More than one million claims have now been started by customers using the ‘Benefits finder’ digital feature in the CommBank app and NetBank.
14 April 2021
CommBank app

CommBank's Benefits finder records new customer milestone

In a new podcast, CBA Newsroom speaks to Financial Wellbeing General Manager, Mohamed Khalil, about the bank’s digital feature Benefits finder and...
14 April 2021
Marketing and sponsorship

The life and growth of the Matildas

Australia’s football team, the Matildas, have certainly come a long way since their humble beginnings in the late 1970s.
13 April 2021
Marketing and sponsorship

Kicking goals from the elite level to the grassroots

CBA and Football Australia have signed a dynamic new partnership to develop the national women’s game at all levels - using the 2023 Women’s World ...
13 April 2021
Marketing and sponsorship

Commonwealth Bank and Football Australia partnership to elevate the women’s game

Commonwealth Bank is set to become the largest investor in Australian women’s football as the Matildas prepare for their most exciting internationa...
13 April 2021
Emergency assistance

CBA Emergency Assistance for storm affected areas in Western Australia

Commonwealth Bank is providing Emergency Assistance for those affected by storms in Western Australia.
12 April 2021
CommBank app

Australians choose to shop local and smart

New research from CommBank Rewards shows more than eight in ten Australians intend to shop locally in future.
8 April 2021
Technology

CBA helps Sydneysiders get additional savings on trips that mix public and private transport

This is an expansion of the Opal digital card trial run by Transport NSW in partnership with Mastercard, CBA and EML Payments Limited.
7 April 2021
Small business

CBA backs SME recovery

New business loans now available with interest rates from 2.60 per cent
1 April 2021
Business

CBA acknowledges proceedings commenced by ASIC

CBA acknowledges that civil proceedings have been brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in the Federal Court.
1 April 2021
Business

Completion of divestment of Australian life insurance business

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has today announced the completion of the divestment of its Australian life insurance business.
1 April 2021
Community

CBA offers recovery grants for schools and communities impacted by floods

Commonwealth Bank will provide grants to flood-affected schools to replace lost and damaged equipment, as well as financial support to the charity ...
30 March 2021
Small business

CBA backs Australian hospitality recovery

The recovery in Australia’s hospitality industry is picking up as consumers steadily increase spending.
29 March 2021
Emergency assistance

CBA expands on-the-ground support for communities affected by floods

CBA has announced a $1 million donation to those impacted by the recent floods and will also match dollar-for-dollar any funds donated by customers...
28 March 2021
Business

CBA welcomes expanded government SME Recovery support measures for flood-hit businesses

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has welcomed the federal government's extension of the SME Recovery Loan Scheme for flood-impacted businesses, anno...
27 March 2021
Agribusiness

Digitising dairy: The tech future of Australia’s Ag industry

More Aussie farmers are investing in agriculture technology to increase efficiencies in the paddock and get more time for themselves.
26 March 2021
Community

Indigenous Australians impacted by financial abuse need greater culturally appropriate support: new research

Commonwealth Bank boosts training for employees servicing Indigenous customers; partners with ICAN to deliver financial counselling scholarships to...
25 March 2021
Emergency assistance

CBA Emergency Assistance for flood affected areas in Queensland

Commonwealth Bank has expanded its Emergency Assistance to flood-affected areas in South-East Queensland.
23 March 2021
Business

CBA reaches agreement to settle US BBSW class action

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has reached an agreement with the Plaintiffs to settle the US BBSW class action.
22 March 2021
Home loans

Commonwealth Bank announces lowest ever fixed rates

Commonwealth Bank announces 1.94 per cent p.a. 2 year fixed rate.
22 March 2021
Community

CBA Emergency Assistance for flood affected areas in New South Wales

Commonwealth Bank is providing Emergency Assistance for those affected by the floods in New South Wales.
20 March 2021
Coronavirus

COVID-19 – One year on

Coming to Australia’s aid when help is needed most.
19 March 2021
Education and youth

Australia’s teachers innovating to keep motivation high

The theme for the fifth annual Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards this year is: through life’s challenges, great teachers inspire – and how apt that...
19 March 2021
Education and youth

Through life’s challenges, great teachers inspire

Celebrating twelve outstanding educators at the 2021 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards.
19 March 2021
Product

CommBank unveils new buy now, pay later offering

CommBank’s new BNPL offering available anywhere debit and credit cards are accepted , with no additional BNPL costs.
17 March 2021
CommSec

Aussie companies to pay $26 billion in dividends

Almost 80 per cent of ASX 200 companies issued a dividend during the interim reporting season as Australia moves into a new phase for the economy a...
17 March 2021
Business

Regional Australia bounces back as Aussies explore their own backyards

Regional Australia defies COVID-19 downturn with hospitality, tourism and retail spending showing significant year-on-year growth.
17 March 2021
Household spending

Home buying intentions soar in February, while retail spending intentions show signs of cooling

Prospective spending on residential property neared a record, and spending plans for entertainment, education and health and fitness categories als...
16 March 2021
Media release

CBA natural disaster weather data model

Commonwealth Bank harnesses new technology to better anticipate and respond to customer needs.
15 March 2021
Economy

CBA welcomes new government support measures to help boost economic recovery

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has today welcomed the announcement of new federal government’s today of new financial support measures for industri...
11 March 2021
Corporate responsibility

CBA reinforces commitment to domestic and family violence victim-survivors

The Federal Government has unveiled the third phase of its national campaign to reduce violence against women and their children.
11 March 2021
Community

Ellyse Perry on the changing perception of women’s sport

Ellyse Perry speaks exclusively to CBA Newsroom’s Editor in Chief, Danny John, for International Women’s Day.
8 March 2021
Community

Australian cricket’s next gen: the changing perception of women’s sport

Cricket’s rising stars, Hannah Darlington and Stella Campbell speak exclusively to CBA Newsroom’s Editor in Chief, Danny John, for International Wo...
8 March 2021
CommSec

CBA acknowledges ASIC proceedings against CommSec and AUSIEX

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) acknowledges that today the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) commenced civil proceeding...
1 March 2021
x15ventures

The future of financial services by 2030

Toby Norton-Smith, Managing Director, x15ventures provides his perspective on the new reality for financial services in KPMG's latest 30 Voices on ...
22 February 2021
Economy

Australia’s housing market set for strong price gains

Residential property prices are set to rise 14 per cent across the nation’s eight capital cities over the next two years, forecasts CBA Head of Aus...
16 February 2021
Household spending

Home Buying, Travel, Health & Fitness spending intentions climb in January

Appetite for property ticked higher in January 2021, with combined CBA and Google data showing an increase in home buying intentions.
16 February 2021
Corporate responsibility

CBA finances NSW Solar Farm to help power 240,000 Homes

Commonwealth Bank has announced its plans to provide funding to a utility scale solar farm under construction in the NSW town of Uralla.
15 February 2021
Product

CommBank announces Green Loan

CommBank has announced a Green Loan that will help its customers purchase renewable technology.
15 February 2021
CommSec

New CommSec tool supports investors to grow their investment knowledge

New CommSec Learn program arms investors with knowledge to make informed investment decisions.
15 February 2021
CommBank app

Cupid aims for sensible shoppers this Valentine’s Day

Despite being a nation of romantics, Aussies are sensible spenders according to new research from CommBank Rewards.
11 February 2021
Remedial action plan

Update on Prudential Inquiry Remedial Action Plan

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today released the Independent Reviewer, Promontory Australia’s, seventh and eighth reports into the progress ...
10 February 2021
Group performance

Innovation drives growth in lending

At its half year financial results earlier today, Commonwealth Bank reported above system growth in all of its core businesses.
10 February 2021
Group performance

CBA’s 1H21 result underpins ambition to build “tomorrow’s bank today” for customers

Interim profit delivers improving outcome for shareholders with half year dividend of $1.50 a share, writes Danny John.
10 February 2021
Group performance

CBA sees significant drop in repayment deferrals

At its half year financial results briefing today, Commonwealth Bank reported a huge reduction in the number of home and business loan repayment de...
10 February 2021
Natural disasters

CBA Emergency Assistance for bushfire affected areas in Perth

Commonwealth Bank is providing Emergency Assistance for those affected by the bushfires in Western Australia.
4 February 2021
Technology

Commonwealth Bank’s Technology Briefing: Recap

Yesterday, Commonwealth Bank hosted its latest Technology Briefing at its new tech hub at South Eveleigh in Sydney. CEO Matt Comyn was on hand to d...
29 January 2021
x15ventures

CBA’s x15ventures marks one year with acquisition of Doshii

x15ventures performing well with strong growth of unique services.
28 January 2021
x15ventures

x15ventures continues its rapid growth trajectory, launches 5th business

One year after its launch, Commonwealth Bank’s venture scaling entity, x15ventues, continues to grow and strengthen its value proposition.
28 January 2021
Technology

Pandemic sees drive towards digital banking

The current health pandemic has forced more Australians to conduct even more of their banking digitally, new data from Commonwealth Bank has reveal...
28 January 2021
CommSec

State vs. State: Economic rankings tighten in CommSec State of the States

The latest CommSec State of the States report shows that there is little to separate Australia’s state and territories in terms of economic perform...
27 January 2021
x15ventures

x15ventures appoints fintech specialists as non-executive Chair and key advisor

Commonwealth Bank’s technology venture scaling entity, x15ventures, has today welcomed two industry stalwarts to its leadership team.
26 January 2021
Customers

CommBank customers can get rewarded for healthier living with AIA Vitality

CommBank has partnered with AIA Health to provide customers health insurance with AIA Vitality, giving them the opportunity to earn up to $760 cash...
25 January 2021
Household spending

Travel, entertainment spending intentions increase in December

Australian household spending intentions for travel and entertainment ticked higher at year-end, even as appetite for home buying softened, accordi...
19 January 2021
Corporate responsibility

Australian bushfires – one year on

This time last year, Australian cricketing legend Shane Warne auctioned his cherished Baggy Green cap to raise money for the bushfire appeal. The c...
8 January 2021
CommSec

Monetary policy and COVID set to steal focus in 2021

CommSec’s Chief Economist, Craig James, shares his expectations and predictions for the year ahead.
5 January 2021
Corporate responsibility

Victorian town shows true grit in months following bushfire

12 months after bushfires tore through Gippsland in Victoria, the town of Mallacoota is rebuilding and recovering.
31 December 2020
Economy

A year like no other

CommSec’s chief economist, Craig James, shares his reflections on the year that was.
30 December 2020
Corporate responsibility

Picton Rural Fire Service gets a makeover

Picton volunteer firefighter, Gareth Jamieson, reflects on last year’s horror bushfire season and discusses the lessons learned.
24 December 2020
Coronavirus

Aussies' financial wellbeing improves during pandemic, research shows

Uncertainty during 2020 saw Australians save more and spend less, with the vast majority seeing their financial wellbeing score improve or remain u...
22 December 2020
Business

CBA supports Australian-first PPP Green Loan

Green finance to help Australia’s transport sector in the transition to a low carbon economy.
16 December 2020
Home loans

CBA announces agreement to merge Aussie Home Loans with Lendi

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today announced it has entered into an agreement to merge Aussie Home Loans (Aussie) with Lendi, a leading onl...
16 December 2020
Community

CommBank’s Conscious Inclusion fireside chat

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) hosts an online fireside chat, Conscious Inclusion – A Conversation about Prevention, Gender Equality and Domestic and Fami...
16 December 2020
Customers

CBA responds to ASIC review of school banking programs

Commonwealth Bank has actively participated in the ASIC review of school banking programs over the past two years, to ensure our program continues ...
15 December 2020
Household spending

Home Buying and Retail spending intentions strengthen in November

Spending intentions grew in a number of key categories last month, according to combined CBA and Google data.
15 December 2020
Customers

Six ways to protect yourself when Christmas shopping

CBA’s Group Chief Information Security Officer, Keith Howard, shares his top tips to staying safe when shopping online.
15 December 2020
Next Chapter

United we must stand against financial abuse

Since 2015, CommBank has been working closely with a range of DFV community organisations, experts, and academics to address financial abuse and be...
14 December 2020
Community

CommBank launches virtual cricket clinics

Coronavirus pandemic sees the bank, in conjunction with Cricket Australia, create new and engaging ways to increase sport participation particularl...
14 December 2020
Business

CBA collaborates with Queensland Government to offer contactless payments to Gold Coast commuters

New payment technology rolls out for Gold Coast Light Rail commuters in South East Queensland, supporting traditional cash and go card.
14 December 2020
Community

New documentary follows the lives of Indigenous trailblazers

The new documentary, Changing Our Nation, celebrates the power of education and the ripple effect it has on our lives, our communities, and our nat...
11 December 2020
Household spending

Stay on top of your spending this festive season

A window into our psychology can help us avoid that January spending hangover, according to CBA’s Head of Behavioural Economics, Will Mailer.
11 December 2020
CommBank app

Aussies flock to support local eateries, boosting small businesses on road to recovery

CBA’s CommBank Rewards program hands customers cash back for everyday shopping, helps drive local business growth
8 December 2020
Community

NSW town given a fresh start following devastating fires

Last weekend, the town of Buxton officially opened its memorial playground, honouring those who lost their lives in the 2019/20 Australian bushfires.
7 December 2020
Economy

CBA granted banking licence for Dutch subsidiary

Commonwealth Bank of Australia is a step closer to providing better access to European markets for its institutional clients post-Brexit.
7 December 2020
Business

‘Tis the season for businesses to be fraud aware

Fraud rates among CBA merchant customers have fallen by 15%, but small businesses are encouraged to remain vigilant as online sales spike.
4 December 2020
Community

CommBank launches 2021-2023 Accessibility and Inclusion Plan

The current health pandemic has provided Commonwealth Bank with the opportunity to re-think and refresh its Accessibility and Inclusion Plan.
3 December 2020
Corporate responsibility

CommBank hosts Conscious Inclusion panel event

Commonwealth Bank has hosted a livestreamed panel event titled Conscious Inclusion – Identity, Inequality and the Prevention of Domestic and Family...
1 December 2020
Business

CBA acknowledges proceedings commenced by ASIC

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) acknowledges that civil proceedings have today been brought by the Australian Securities and Investments Commi...
1 December 2020
Customers

CBA digital wallet transactions soar during coronavirus

CBA dual network support launches for eftpos amid surging digital wallet transactions.
1 December 2020
x15ventures

CBA’s venture building entity, x15ventures, throws support behind OwnHome

Aussie start-up OwnHome secures $150,000 in backing from x15ventures and Commonwealth Bank
27 November 2020
Next Chapter

Financial abuse – the hidden epidemic

Almost 40 per cent of Australians say they have experienced or know someone who has experienced financial abuse
27 November 2020
Small business

Businesses get ready for a busy Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Aussie shoppers welcome the opportunity to snag a bargain during this increasingly popular period, according to CBA credit and debit card data.
26 November 2020
Business

Australian law firms defy pandemic amid intensifying fee pressure

Australian law firms have shrugged off fears of a contraction in revenue due to the coronavirus, recording rising year-on-year profits.
25 November 2020
Agribusiness

Positive conditions see farming machinery boom

Favourable weather conditions across many parts of Australia has seen a 50 per cent increase in financing for agri machinery as farmers fast track ...
20 November 2020
Remedial action plan

CBA acknowledges APRA’s review of progress against Remedial Action Plan

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) acknowledges the outcomes of APRA’s review of the progress made against the Prudential Inquiry Remedial Action...
20 November 2020
Agribusiness

There’s a lot to celebrate this Ag Day

As we celebrate National Agriculture Day and all the good that Aussie farmers do, this is also an opportune time to underline the importance and vi...
20 November 2020
Agribusiness

Optimistic Aussie farmers spend big on equipment

Farmers across the country are taking advantage of positive weather conditions, low interest rates, and enhanced government support measures.
20 November 2020
Small business

Australia’s leading community treasurers announced

Australia’s leading not-for-profit (NFP) treasurers have been recognised for their contribution to the sector, and to the broader community, at Com...
18 November 2020
Household spending

Spending intentions: A mixed bag in October

Combined CBA and Google data highlights how spending intentions were mixed across different sectors last month, according to CBA’s Chief Economist.
17 November 2020
Economy

Economic recovery stronger than first thought

Commonwealth Bank’s Head of Australian Economics, Gareth Aird, has indicated strong fiscal stimulus will help the Australian economy recover quickly.
13 November 2020
Customers

Commonwealth Bank hosts virtual customer forum

Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s CEO, Matt Comyn, has hosted the bank’s second customer forum this year – the first to be fully virtual.
13 November 2020
Next Chapter

New research identifies how financial institutions can better address economic and financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank partners with UNSW Sydney to shed light on the prevalence, definition and impact of economic and financial abuse
12 November 2020
Technology

What is a digital bank?

Synonymous with the world of mobile phones, cloud computing and contactless payments, digital banking has become the go-to label for a new breed of...
11 November 2020
Technology

Don’t get scammed in this brave new world

Online scams have become more commonplace than ever before. We detail the best ways to stay vigilant.
11 November 2020
Property

Commonwealth Bank head offices through the years

In 2022, CBA will move into its new head office at Commonwealth Bank Square South in Harbour Street, Sydney. The refurbished building, previously t...
11 November 2020
CBA history

A CBA soldier’s story

Coming home from World War II didn’t happen overnight and was often a long journey, as one solider (and former Commonwealth Bank staffer) explains.
11 November 2020
CBA history

CBA women during the war: The home front

WWII changed many things, including the way women in the workforce were perceived.
11 November 2020
CBA history

CBA at war: Financing the war

The Commonwealth Bank played a significant role in helping fund the war efforts, promoting fund-raising campaigns and advertising the bonds.
11 November 2020
CBA history

Lest we forget

It’s been 75 years since the end of WWII. And while a lot has happened in the intervening years, the sacrifices made by so many men and women – inc...
11 November 2020
CBA history

CBA at war: Did you know?

Commonwealth Bank played a significant role in supporting Australia as it navigated World War Two. By the end of the conflict in 1945 – the 75th an...
11 November 2020
Coronavirus

Update on COVID-19 temporary loan repayment deferral data

Commonwealth Bank provided an update on its loan repayment deferral data for the month of October 2020 reporting a net reduction of 59% in total lo...
11 November 2020
Group performance

CBA in strong position to weather current economic challenges

Disciplined execution of our strategy and strong operational performance continued to deliver good outcomes for our stakeholders during the Septemb...
11 November 2020
x15ventures

x15ventures on the look-out for the next big business idea

x15ventures – Commonwealth Bank’s venture building entity – has rounded up 10 of the country’s best start-ups as part of its new Xccelerate program.
10 November 2020
Economy

Card spending surges as restrictions ease and internal borders improve

Spending on services was the dominant driver in a 13 per cent year-on-year increase in overall spending last week, according to latest research fro...
10 November 2020
CommSec

Australian houses are world's biggest: CommSec Home Size Trends Report

The latest CommSec Home Size Trends Report reveals Australians are again building big houses and apartments.
9 November 2020
Economy

US Presidential election result could cause Aussie dollar to rise

Commonwealth Bank’s Head of International Economics, Joseph Capurso, explains what impact the US Presidential Election result may have on the Austr...
6 November 2020
Economy

Investors shrug off US Election uncertainty

While a final decision regarding the next President of the United States may still be some time off, CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman, looks a...
6 November 2020
Property

More first home buyers to realise their dream of property ownership through CommBank

Applications now open for First Home Loan Deposit Scheme (New Homes).
5 November 2020
Lending

Commonwealth Bank announces its lowest ever fixed rate for customers

Commonwealth Bank is announcing its lowest ever Fixed Rate home loan as well as significant cuts to a number of business loans in response to the R...
4 November 2020
Economy

RBA cuts interest rates to deliver economic boost

Commonwealth Bank’s economists, Stephen Halmarick and Gareth Aird, explain what impact these measures will have on the national economy.
3 November 2020
Economy

Reserve Bank partners with CBA and others on Wholesale Central Bank Digital Currency research project

An industry blockchain project involving the RBA, CBA, NAB, Perpetual and ConsenSys Software.
2 November 2020
Colonial First State

CBA announces retirement of the Chairman of Colonial First State

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today announced that the Chairman of Colonial First State Investments Limited (CFSIL) and Avanteos Investments...
30 October 2020
Business

Millennials embrace telehealth consultations with general practitioners

New data has revealed more than 95 per cent of general practices (GPs) across Australia are now offering telehealth technology in response to the C...
28 October 2020
Business

Melbourne Cup rate cut a firm favourite

A November rate cut by the Reserve Bank of Australia now looks all but certain, according to Commonwealth Bank Chief Economist Stephen Halmarick.
27 October 2020
Education and youth

School children as young as 10 learn how to be cyber savvy

Commonwealth Bank has partnered with the Australian Computing Academy (ACA) to help educate children as young as 10 years of age about cyber security.
27 October 2020
Business

Tas remains on top, ACT lifts and Vic slips: CommSec State of the States

The latest CommSec economic rankings reveal how the pandemic recession is hitting some states and territories harder than others.
26 October 2020
Small business

Small businesses are innovating to survive

Pre-pandemic, small businesses represented almost 98 per cent of all companies in Australia. They were, and remain, critical to the health of the n...
23 October 2020
Business

Institutional investors increase demand for 'green' finance

Two green bonds issued this week highlights the growing demand for sustainable finance, according to Commonwealth Bank.
23 October 2020
Innovation

CBA supports Bribery Prevention Network

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has joined forces with several other ASX-listed companies, government and civil society organisations to launch the ...
21 October 2020
Innovation

Working from home sees spike in cyber-scams

An increase in the number of Australians working from home due to COVID-19 has resulted in a surge in remote access cyber-scams, Commonwealth Bank ...
20 October 2020
Government

CBA accepting requests for new FHLDS places

From tomorrow, CBA will start accepting new requests from eligible first home buyers purchasing new homes to join the FHLDS: New Home Guarantee wai...
20 October 2020
Economy

Uneven recovery continues in September

CBA’s Chief Economist Stephen Halmarick confirms spending intentions largely tracked sideways in September, while expecting future improvements.
20 October 2020
Economy

Local support essential for small business recovery

Commonwealth Bank is more than doubling the number of local business bankers in branches across the country, and improving lending services in-bran...
19 October 2020
Economy

CBA invests $100 million for Australian Business Growth Fund

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has welcomed today’s announcement by the Federal Government to establish the Australian Business Growth Fund b...
16 October 2020
CBA story

2020 Commonwealth Bank Annual General Meeting: Chief Executive Officer's Address

Address by Matt Comyn, CEO and Managing Director of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, at the Bank’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM).
13 October 2020
Our people

Commonwealth Bank 2020 Annual General Meeting introductory video

Commonwealth Bank 2020 Annual General Meeting introductory video.
13 October 2020
Our people

2020 Commonwealth Bank Annual General Meeting: Chairman's Address

Address by Catherine Livingstone AO, Chairman of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, at the Bank’s 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). The webcast o...
13 October 2020
Our people

Brand loyalty: A history of the Commonwealth Bank logo

I go, you go, we go together. What better way to express that as a company than in a logo. Danny John and Steven Politzer report.
12 October 2020
Marketing and sponsorship

A sight for core "i's"

Customers expect brands to know who they are and translate information and insights into simple, value-add interactions, explains Commonwealth Bank...
12 October 2020
Our people

Evolution not revolution

For the first time in decades, Commonwealth Bank of Australia has reimagined its logo to reflect the next chapter in the bank’s history. In a...
12 October 2020
Our people

Commonwealth Bank unveils new brand identity

Highlighting the next step in its transformation, Commonwealth Bank has this week unveiled its refreshed brand identity and complementary marketing...
12 October 2020
Business

COVID-19 temporary loan repayment deferral data for September 2020

An update on CBA's COVID-19 temporary loan repayment deferral data for the month of September 2020, ahead of the Group's Annual General Meeting on ...
12 October 2020
Corporate responsibility

Commonwealth Bank one step closer to net zero emissions

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has taken another step forward on its journey to carbon neutrality, partnering with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
12 October 2020
Business

CBA ready for funding spike as SMEs look to future growth

With the second phase of the Federal Government’s SME Guarantee Scheme now underway, CBA is ready for credit demand to increase as businesses...
11 October 2020
x15ventures

CBA recognised for innovation in start-up space

For the ninth consecutive year, Commonwealth Bank has been recognised by AFR BOSS Magazine as one of Australia's Most Innovative Companies, this ye...
9 October 2020
Property

Australians rush to check credit scores amid pandemic

More than half a million Aussies have checked their credit score in the past six months as the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact employment ...
8 October 2020
Government

RBA throws weight behind job creation to beat pandemic blues

Official Cash Rate remains on hold at 0.25 per cent prior to the handing down of the federal budget.
7 October 2020
Coronavirus

A Tale of Two Pandemics: Emerging from recession

Commonwealth Bank's Chief Economist, Stephen Halmarick, explains how Australia will emerge from its first recession in almost 30 years.
7 October 2020
Customers

A Tale of Two Pandemics: The Spanish Flu 1919-1920 - economic impacts and recovery

Exactly 100 years ago, another pandemic - the Spanish flu - brought the country to its knees. Despite the passing of time, economically and sociall...
7 October 2020
Government

CBA welcomes job creation and employment support measures in the 2020 Federal Budget

Measures to support and grow employment announced in the Budget should provide certainty and confidence to help Australians to plan for the future,...
7 October 2020
CBA story

"Extraordinary" budget focuses on a jobs-led recovery

Businesses large and small, infrastructure, agriculture and housing feature in fiscal measures designed to lift the economy out of the coronavirus-...
7 October 2020
Economy

Budget and low-cost funding to boost business investment

Small businesses have received a much needed confidence boost with the combination of the Federal Government’s 2020 Budget measures and extended Co...
7 October 2020
Lending

Commonwealth Bank welcomes extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme

The extension of the First Home Loan Deposit Scheme by the Federal Government has been welcomed by the Commonwealth Bank, which has helped more tha...
3 October 2020
Business

APRA releases loan repayment deferral data for August 2020

An update on CBA's COVID-19 temporary loan repayment deferral data for the month of August 2020.
1 October 2020
Lending

The (behavioural) science of budgeting

Does Budgeting and spending money make you anxious? CBA’s Head of Behavioural Economics, Will Mailer, explains how to get on top of your finances.
1 October 2020
Education and youth

Recognise an inspiring educator this World Teachers’ Day

In the lead up to World Teachers’ Day this Monday 5 October, Commonwealth Bank and Australian Schools Plus are calling for students, parents, and s...
1 October 2020
Economy

Budget to “dig deep” to support the economy

With the Federal Government set to hand down its 2020/21 Budget next week, Commonwealth Bank’s Head of Australian Economics, Gareth Aird, details w...
30 September 2020
CommBank app

New CommBank app feature predicts future bills to help with budgeting

With an overwhelming number of millennials underestimating their future payments, and recognising they make too many impulse purchases, Bill Sense ...
21 September 2020
Business

CBA enables new cashless payment option for Adelaide commuters

CBA’s innovative payment technology supports the move away from using cash to pay..
20 September 2020
Business

CBA sustainability-linked loan captures international interest

Australia’s first sustainability-linked loan tied to achieving better social outcomes is capturing international interest.
17 September 2020
Business

Australia ranks 18th on ‘cheapest tech’ list

A firm Australian dollar underpinned by the high price of iron ore means Australia is no longer one of the cheapest countries in the world to buy a...
15 September 2020
Household spending

Recovery in household spending intentions stalls

Greater Melbourne’s stage 4 restrictions impacted household spending intentions in August, according to the CBA’s latest data.
15 September 2020
Product

CBA launches no interest payment card, CommBank Neo

CBA today announced it is launching its first no interest payment card for customers, CommBank Neo.
10 September 2020
CommBank app

Opening remarks to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics

Commonwealth Bank Chief Executive Officer Matt Comyn and Deputy CEO David Cohen appeared before the House of Representatives Standing Committee on ...
4 September 2020
x15ventures

x15 calls for start-ups to help young Australians get ahead

Applications are now open for x15ventures’ second Xccelerate pitch event, with the winning idea to receive $150,000 in funding from CBA, as well as...
31 August 2020
Community

Warnie’s baggy green cap finds a new home at Bradman Museum

Following CommBank’s national tour of Shane Warne’s baggy green to raise funds and boost the morale of Australians devastated by bushfires, the cap...
27 August 2020
Small business

Small businesses get funds in minutes with BizExpress Online

Thousands of CBA’s small business customers* can now apply for, and access, new loans in as little as 20 minutes, with BizExpress Online.
27 August 2020
Career

CBA recognises tomorrow’s cyber security talent

CommBank has hosted its first ever Virtual CommBank Cyber Prize ceremony, recognising talented students from across five different Australian unive...
26 August 2020
Corporate responsibility

CBA increases parental leave support for employees

CBA provides increased paid leave for parents who experience stillbirth to 12 weeks.
24 August 2020
Business

Renewed restrictions hit business activity

Early data indicates business activity has gone backwards, according to initial results of the latest CBA Purchasing Managers’ Index.
21 August 2020
Household spending

Household spending intentions improved in July

While the latest data indicates that the recent lockdowns and border closures are clearly slowing the pace of spending, there was solid improvement...
18 August 2020
Group performance

CBA delivers strong performance in a challenging environment

Commonwealth Bank has unveiled a cash net profit from continuing operations for the 2020 Financial Year of $7.3 billion.
12 August 2020
Group performance

Commonwealth Bank retains digital leader position

Digital banking is now more commonplace than ever before, with new data showing $1.2 billion is transacted through the CommBank App every single day.
12 August 2020
Community

Supporting communities a critical priority for Commonwealth Bank

To help provide assistance to impacted Australians, Commonwealth Bank launched a number of new support measures.
12 August 2020
Remedial action plan

Update on Prudential Inquiry Remedial Action Plan

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today released the Independent Reviewer, Promontory Australia’s, seventh and eighth reports into the progress ...
12 August 2020
Community

CBA pledges new support for people affected by domestic and financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank will increase its support for victims and survivors of domestic and family violence to help them achieve long-term financial inde...
6 August 2020
x15ventures

X15 Ventures launches Backr to help first-time businesses

New app provides businesses with everything they need to hit the ground running.
28 July 2020
Business

CBA teams up with strategic partners to offer new digital services to customers

Commonwealth Bank today announced the appointment of two strategic partners to help deliver new digital banking services to the Group’s 15 million ...
28 July 2020
Business

Tasmania leads the nation: CommSec State of the States

The latest CommSec economic rankings reveal how the state and territory economies have handled the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic.
27 July 2020
PMI

Business recovery gathers pace

Improvement in business activity gained momentum this month, according to initial results of the latest CBA Purchasing Managers' Index.
24 July 2020
CommBank app

CommBank overall digital experience leader for mobile banking for the fourth consecutive year

Independent research firm finds CommBank takes the lead, delivering impressive digital experiences and excelling at UX and functionality.
24 July 2020
Corporate responsibility

Start-up givvable gets backing from CBA and Microsoft

A start-up led by a team of two sisters has been named winner of the inaugural Xccelerate2020 venture program hosted by X15 Ventures, taking home a...
24 July 2020
Coronavirus

Statement regarding the Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme

Commonwealth Bank's Chief Executive Officer, Matt Comyn, speaks about the Government's Coronavirus SME Guarantee Scheme
20 July 2020
Community

CBA launches Next Chapter with increased support for people impacted by financial abuse

Commonwealth Bank is extending and expanding its support for people impacted by financial abuse.
19 July 2020
Agribusiness

Growing optimism for Aussie farmers

Opportunity for agribusinesses to capitalise on positive outlook.
14 July 2020
CommBank app

Benefits Finder saves customers over $153 million in unclaimed benefits

CommBank app feature saves customers more than $69 million in utility bills and over $84 million in additional income last financial year, and help...
13 July 2020
Coronavirus

CBA launches next phase of customer recovery support

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today launched the next phase of its support to help customers whose finances have been affected by the corona...
8 July 2020
Community

CBA and Our Watch provide free domestic and family violence workplace resources

Employers and people managers across the country will be able to access a range of tools and resources to support employees experiencing domestic a...
7 July 2020
Colonial First State

APRA imposes additional licence conditions on CFSIL

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has been informed by Colonial First State Investments Limited (CFSIL) that additional licence conditions have ...
2 July 2020
Open banking

CBA welcomes Open Banking

Data-driven innovation has the potential to deliver new services and better products to Australian consumers.
1 July 2020
Home loans

CommBank accepting applications for next round of First Home Loan Deposit Scheme places

Australians can now apply for the next round of places with Commonwealth Bank under the Government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.
1 July 2020
Community

CBA staff give $2 million to organisations and charities across Australia

Commonwealth Bank staff will give away more than 200 grants of $10,000 to community organisations and charities across Australia as part of the 202...
29 June 2020
Coronavirus

New CommBank app feature to help with money management during coronavirus

Almost half of Australians are greatly concerned about the future impact of coronavirus, particularly in regards to their health and finances.
19 June 2020
Coronavirus

CBA to deliver more tailored coronavirus support for customers

Commonwealth Bank is moving to deliver more tailored customer assistance for those affected by coronavirus to continue to provide support which bet...
5 June 2020
Business

Commonwealth Bank welcomes Government's HomeBuilder program

CommBank welcomes the announcement of the new HomeBuilder program which will help boost the economy, support home builders and renovators, and get ...
4 June 2020
Community

CBA moves on technology-facilitated abuse

New Acceptable Use Policy makes digital banking safer for customers.
4 June 2020
Group performance

Commonwealth Bank 3Q20 trading update

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has today released its trading update for the quarter ended 31 March 2020.
13 May 2020
Colonial First State

CBA announces agreement to sell 55% stake in Colonial First State to KKR

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has entered into an agreement with KKR to sell a 55% interest in Colonial First State, implying a total valuation on...
13 May 2020
Group performance

Update on divestment of Indonesian life insurance business

CBA announces the final regulatory approval for the divestment of CBA’s 80 per cent equity interest in its Indonesian life insurance business has b...
11 May 2020
Business

CBA approves half a billion dollars in SME loans

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has approved more than $555 million in loans for small and medium businesses through the Government-backed SME Guarantee Lo...
7 May 2020
Customers

CBA passes First Home Loan Deposit Scheme milestone

A thousand Australians have now purchased a property with Commonwealth Bank under the Australian Government's First Home Loan Deposit Scheme.
29 April 2020
Coronavirus

Further assistance for our Commonwealth Bank passbook customers

Commonwealth Bank is delivering Debit Mastercards to customers who rely on passbooks to withdraw money, to help them during lockdown.
29 April 2020
Group performance

Divestment of Australian Investment Exchange Ltd (AUSIEX)

CBA announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell AUSIEX to Nomura Research Institute.
28 April 2020
Coronavirus

Statement regarding the COVIDSafe app

CBA supports introduction of the new coronavirus phone tracing App, COVIDSafe.
26 April 2020
Coronavirus

Statement regarding JobKeeper support for small business

Commonwealth Bank of Australia has opened a dedicated JobKeeper line in its 24/7 Australian-based call centres and launched a customer form on its ...
24 April 2020
Coronavirus

A tale of two pandemics: CBA during coronavirus

Holly Pascoe takes a look at the bank's response to the coronavirus and how our people have supported our customers.
22 April 2020
Coronavirus

A tale of two pandemics: CBA during the Spanish flu

Danny John and Juli Liddicoat investigate what the world looked like for Commonwealth Bank employees and customers, as seen through the eyes of the...
22 April 2020
Coronavirus

Supporting customers in a time of need

Angus Sullivan, Group Executive of Commonwealth Bank’s Retail Bank, shares how the Bank is supporting its retail customers.
17 April 2020
Coronavirus

Digital wallet transactions soar amid coronavirus constraints

Latest analysis from the Commonwealth Bank has found digital wallet users spent $1 billion in a record number of transactions in March 2020.
9 April 2020
Coronavirus

CBA approves $150 million in business loans

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has approved more than $150 million in loans for small and medium businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
6 April 2020
Coronavirus

Temporary changes to our branch opening hours

Commonwealth Bank has the largest network of branches around the country which remain open.
2 April 2020
Coronavirus

CBA's coronavirus support for Home Loan and Credit Card customers

Commonwealth Bank has today announced it will further support home loan and credit card customers impacted by the coronavirus.
2 April 2020
Group performance

Update on divestment of Australian life insurance business

Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced that it has received further proceeds of approximately $865 million under the revised transaction path for...
1 April 2020
Coronavirus

Pulling together to help the country in a time of crisis

Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn writes about the joint efforts of Australia's banking sector, regulators and the Government to combat the economic...
30 March 2020
Coronavirus

CBA to deliver more support measures to help more businesses

CBA has expanded its range of support measures for business customers impacted by coronavirus, announcing additional loan repayment deferrals, auto...
30 March 2020
Coronavirus

Commonwealth Bank launches coronavirus support campaign

A large scale communication campaign to clearly address our customers’ most common questions and concerns.
26 March 2020
Coronavirus

CBA to extend up to $10bn additional support to small businesses

New unsecured business loans available tomorrow – 500 bps lower than current rates.
22 March 2020
Coronavirus

CBA: up to $10 billion in repayment deferrals for small business and home loans

Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has today announced further measures to support Australian households and small businesses.
20 March 2020
Coronavirus

Commonwealth Bank increases support for business and households

Commonwealth Bank has expanded its support for small businesses and households with a range of new measures in response to today's RBA announcements.
19 March 2020
Coronavirus

Support for customers and businesses impacted by COVID-19

Commonwealth Bank CEO Matt Comyn has today outlined the range of measures and support available to customers and businesses in response to the spre...
10 March 2020
Home loans

Commonwealth Bank reduces interest rates for home loan customers

Commonwealth Bank has responded to the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) cash rate decision by reducing variable rates by 0.25% p.a.
3 March 2020
Remedial action plan

Update on Prudential Inquiry Remedial Action Plan

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) today released the Independent Reviewer, Promontory Australia’s, fifth and sixth reports into the progress of ...
12 February 2020
Group performance

Profit result builds on Commonwealth Bank's core strengths

Commonwealth Bank has delivered a solid profit result for the first half of the 2020 financial year by building on the core strength of its retail ...
12 February 2020
Natural disasters

CBA's Baggy Green Tour to support bushfire recovery

CBA kicks off national tour of Shane Warne’s baggy green to raise money for bushfire recovery
11 February 2020
x15ventures

CBA launches venture building entity X15

Commonwealth Bank has today launched X15 Ventures, an Australian technology venture building entity, designed to deliver new digital solutions to b...
3 February 2020
Product

Klarna launches in Australia with CBA

Commonwealth Bank customers will be able to benefit immediately from using one of the world’s largest and most innovative buy now pay later online ...
30 January 2020
Corporate responsibility

CBA buys Shane Warne's baggy green to raise $1 million for bushfire relief

Australia's all-time leading Test wicket-taker Shane Warne has auctioned his iconic baggy green for $1,007,500 after a winning bid from CBA, with a...
10 January 2020
Natural disasters

CBA expands on the ground support for fire victims

From today Commonwealth Bank will accept applications for Bushfire Recovery Grants and has announced it expects to fund projects worth at least $10...
9 January 2020
Natural disasters

CBA donates $1 million to bushfire recovery

Commonwealth Bank will donate $1 million towards bushfire disaster relief efforts including grants to help support local communities and a donation...
6 January 2020
Economy

Australian economic outlook is positive: CBA Economist

COVID-19 had a significant impact on the Australian economy and financial markets in 2020, but the outlook for 2021 is, thankfully, more positive.
29 December 2019
Natural disasters

Rural Aid and CBA roll 296 bales of hay into drought-stricken Armidale

Following CBA’s donation to Rural Aid for the 2019 CommBank Christmas Drought Appeal, the much needed hay was delivered on road trains and distribu...
12 December 2019