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Serving the country and the bank: honouring our defence force reservists

As Australia is once again able to publicly commemorate Anzac Day, we mark the unstinting and humble effort of those CBA staffers who “don the unif...
22 April 2022
Next Chapter

Best practice model unveiled to help organisations supporting people impacted by financial abuse

New report reveals service models must consider legal and non-legal needs of victim-survivors of financial abuse.
7 April 2022
Agribusiness

Creating a community sized impact

Aussie farmers continue producing productive conversations on mental health.
4 April 2022
Business

Getting back to business: Commonwealth Bank presents SmallBiz Week

New industry data shows small businesses have sights set on growth this year.
1 April 2022
Economy

Federal Budget 2022: Population growth on the rise after COVID-19

With the pandemic having seen migration to Australia stall to almost zero in 2021, the re-opening of international borders is now forecast to help ...
30 March 2022
Economy

Federal Budget signals ‘next phase’ of fiscal policy: CBA Economists

Last night’s Federal Budget was punctuated by a number of fiscal measures designed to alleviate cost of living pressures and support economic growth.
30 March 2022
Marketing and sponsorship

Matty J learns how to ‘Budget like a Boss’

In this week’s episode of The Penny Drops, Matty J learns the successful art of budgeting and how a clear and realistic budget can help you achieve...
25 March 2022
Economy

Economy “firing on all cylinders” set to deliver $40b Budget benefit

Stronger employment numbers, lower welfare payments and surging commodity prices will help improve the bottom line in next week’s Federal Budget ac...
22 March 2022
Business

Repayment deferrals to support flood-impacted businesses

CBA is offering loan repayment deferrals for the next three months to eligible business customers to support with flood recovery.
18 March 2022
Marketing and sponsorship

‘The Penny Drops’ for former bachelor Matty J, as he explores his finances

This week, Matty J unveiled his new podcast series focusing on all things finances – The Penny Drops. Each week, Matty J will explore a new financi...
17 March 2022
Next Chapter

CBA shares financial abuse elimination efforts at UN global event

CBA CEO Matt Comyn this morning addressed the UN Global Compact Target Gender Equality live event on the work the bank is doing to support financia...
16 March 2022
Media release

CBA to distribute $4 million in grants to support flood affected communities

CBA launches its Flood Relief Fund to help community organisations access grants of up to $10,000 to assist with clean-up, rebuild and recovery in ...
13 March 2022
Community

CBA reaffirms commitment to stamp out financial abuse

At the Future Women Leadership Summit, CBA CEO, Matt Comyn, spoke about the bank’s determination to ‘stamp out’ financial abuse.
9 March 2022
Next Chapter

Good leaders stay true to who they are

CBA’s Group Executive Human Resources, Sian Lewis, shared her thoughts on leadership with attendees at the recent Future Women Leadership Summit in...
8 March 2022
Emergency assistance

CBA doubles dollar-matching of customer donations

Commonwealth Bank, its customers and community appeal set to donate up to $2.5 million to assist individuals and businesses affected by the catastr...
6 March 2022
Community

Supporting the next generation of cricket’s game changers

Local Western Australian cricket club recognised for its work building an inclusive and welcoming environment for girls and women to play cricket.
2 March 2022
Emergency assistance

CBA pledges up to $1 million and launches CanGive Flood Appeal

Commonwealth Bank expands its Emergency Assistance to additional areas in Queensland and New South Wales, donates $500,000 and dollar matches donat...
1 March 2022
Speech

Building a brighter future for all: CBA CEO

Commonwealth Bank Chief Executive Officer, Matt Comyn, today delivered an address at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce on building a brighte...
1 March 2022
Business

CBA CEO says outlook is bright

In his keynote address at the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce today, CBA CEO said the bank would continue to play an important role in support...
1 March 2022
Customers

Aussies plan to save $5,000 for travel in 2022

Australians name ‘travel’ as their number one reason to save, with 70 per cent planning international or domestic holidays in the coming months.
18 February 2022
Customers

Pandemic continues to drive city-dwellers to regional Australia

CBA data shows net migration to regional Australia is double what it was two years before the pandemic.
17 February 2022
Group performance

Continued community support critical to CBA strategy

Commonwealth Bank remains committed to making a positive contribution to its customers, communities and people.
9 February 2022
Education and youth

Nominations now open for the 2022 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards

Commonwealth Bank and Schools Plus are calling for students, parents, and communities to nominate teachers or school leaders who have been an inspi...
8 February 2022
Household spending

Household spending intentions down in January due to Omicron, while latest card data shows economic recovery back on track

The CommBank HSI Index dropped 10% in January, but new card data suggests consumer spending is now recovering.
8 February 2022
CommSec

Tasmania maintains top spot ahead of new COVID wave: CommSec State of the States

New data from CommSec shows Tasmania’s economic performance continues to lead the country while the other economies have little separating them.
24 January 2022
Household spending

Household spending intentions in December highest since 2017, but COVID cases impact spending in January

CommBank HSI Index rose 2.5% in December driven by increased spending on travel, transport and retail. Omicron causes spending to drop in January.
20 January 2022
Community

Rural Aid partners with CBA to provide additional mental health support to farmers

New donation from CommBank enables the appointment of 10 additional Rural Aid counsellors to support regional communities across Australia.
18 January 2022
Business

The festive period and re-opening of the Qld border helps spending to soar in sunshine state

New Queensland merchant terminal data from Commonwealth Bank has revealed a jump in the level of spending following the state’s decision to re-open...
22 December 2021
Sustainability

CBA and Northern Trust execute first certified Green Repurchase Agreement

CBI certified agreement supports more sustainable future; diversifies green project funding.
13 December 2021
Community

Creating sustainable outcomes for the environment and Indigenous communities

Commonwealth Bank has extended its partnership with the Aboriginal Carbon Foundation.
6 December 2021
Next Chapter

Urgent need to address evidence gap in disability and financial abuse knowledge

New research has found people living with disability have a potentially higher risk of facing economic and financial abuse in the context of domest...
3 December 2021
Corporate responsibility

Community Grant recipient leverages donation to boost community support

Not-for-profit organisation and CommBank Community Grant recipient, What Ability Foundation, has hosted an event at CommBank Stadium today to celeb...
3 December 2021
Community

National financial wellbeing remains elevated during COVID

Australia’s financial wellbeing is higher than it was before restrictions and lockdowns were put in place, according to latest CBA and Melbourne In...
26 November 2021
Agribusiness

Strong investment sees Agriculture continue to flourish

Celebrating the resilience of the agri sector as it continues to reach record highs this National AgDay.
19 November 2021
Agribusiness

National Ag Day: Celebrating innovation and diversity

National AgDay is an opportunity to recognise the contribution Aussie farmers and the agriculture sector make to our economy, and to the success of...
19 November 2021
Community

CBA staff award $3m to community organisations across Australia

CommBank Staff Foundation provides 300 charities nationwide with $10,000 grants as part of the 2021 Community Grants program.
12 November 2021
Sustainability

CSIRO, CBA to boost sector resilience with new climate change insights

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and CBA have launched a joint public-private sector initiative that will examine the potential impacts ...
1 November 2021
Emergency assistance

CBA Emergency Assistance for storm affected areas in Victoria

Commonwealth Bank is providing its Emergency Assistance to storm-affected areas in Victoria.
29 October 2021
Business

Increase in people choosing a regional lifestyle despite Sydney and Melbourne lockdowns

Lockdowns in Sydney and Melbourne have not stopped the continued increase in overall population flows from capital cities to the regions throughout...
28 October 2021
Education and youth

CBA moves youth financial education online

CBA will transition to providing financial education resources directly to teachers and parents online.
24 October 2021
Economy

NSW spending rebounds sharply as state exits lockdown

CBA card spending data to be published weekly to track pace & extent of COVID recovery.
19 October 2021
Media release

CBA partners with NSW Health to provide increased translation support for COVID-19 support line

Hundreds of CBA employee volunteers join NSW Health to support people who require translation assistance.
17 October 2021
Business

NSW business resurgence: Spending spikes on massages, beauty, hair and clothes

New data from CBA merchants shows NSW residents are spending big on personal services and clothing purchases.
15 October 2021
Community

World-first digital platform launched to support domestic and family violence victim-survivors

The One Stop One Story Hub pilot will make it easier for victim-survivors to access a holistic range of essential services without needing to retel...
14 October 2021
Community

CommBank donates $500,000 to help support Australians in crisis

CBA has today donated $500,000 to Lifeline in a bid to provide support to those Australians who find themselves in crisis during the current pandemic.
1 October 2021
Business

Regional lifestyle continues to appeal

Australians continue to make the move to regional Australia, with those areas located within a three hour drive of the capital cities proving most ...
17 September 2021
Marketing and sponsorship

CBA Cricket Australia partnership renewal

The bank is committed to supporting the many initiatives of Cricket Australia and opening the game up to more and more Australians.
17 September 2021
Next Chapter

Next Chapter – One Year On

In the twelve months since its launch, the program has reached several milestones in its goal to help domestic and family violence victim-survivors...
2 September 2021
Community

Sam Kerr and Commonwealth Bank partnership to drive growth of women’s football

Australian football star, Sam Kerr, announced as brand ambassador; joins CommBank Cricket ambassador, Ellyse Perry, to help elevate women’s sport.
30 August 2021
Community

Football Australia and CBA begin landmark partnership to elevate women's football

Now the official partner and bank of the Commonwealth Bank Matildas, Commonwealth Bank Young Matildas, Commonwealth Bank Junior Matildas, Socceroos...
23 August 2021
Coronavirus

CommBank delivers vaccination program and in-branch rapid antigen testing for employees

Employees, their families and members of their household, can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine at dedicated vaccination hubs.
23 August 2021
Group performance

Australia’s communities a key focus for CBA

After a tough year, Commonwealth Bank of Australia remains as committed as ever to supporting and celebrating its customers and communities.
11 August 2021
Branch and ATM

CBA branch changes help secure services and employment in regional Australia

Commonwealth Bank branches in 90 regional locations are adapting to meet customers where they are now.
28 July 2021
Community

CBA launches new guide to help those with serious illnesses better manage their finances

In a bid to help customers suffering from a serious illness or injury better manage their finances and understand what resources are available to t...
14 July 2021
Community

CBA helps refinance Sydney Light Rail project with NSW’s first operational PPP Green Loan

CBA’s institutional bank has acted as green loan coordinator and mandated lead arranger for the almost $700 million transaction to support key NSW ...
7 July 2021
Business

CBA partners with client trio to support Australia’s largest PET recycling plant

CBA’s institutional bank has structured a bespoke solution to finance the circular economy joint venture.
7 July 2021
Community

CBA unveils new indigenous artwork

In honour of NAIDOC Week and to help celebrate Australia’s First Nations voices, Commonwealth Bank has unveiled a new special piece of art.
6 July 2021
Community

Xccelerating the future of retail

CBA’s x15ventures and Stone & Chalk call for experienced entrepreneurs to apply for Xccelerate21 in line with this year’s theme of ‘Retail Reimagin...
1 July 2021
Customers

CBA and Australia Post renew commitment to 3,500 Australian communities

Commonwealth Bank has renewed its long-standing Bank@Post partnership with Australia Post to 2032.
30 June 2021
Community

Banks stand ready to support customers and communities during Sydney and NSW lockdown

Australia’s banks have extended their COVID-19 financial support measures to customers and communities affected by the lockdown in Greater Sydney a...
27 June 2021
Community

CBA extends support measures to Victorian customers affected by latest COVID-19 lockdown

Commonwealth Bank today unveiled an expanded package of financial support for its Victorian customers who have been affected by the latest COVID-19...
6 June 2021
Marketing and sponsorship

Celebrating Australia’s community cricket heroes

Cricket Australia recognises the contribution of volunteers, programs and initiatives at the 2020-21 national Community Cricket Awards, in partners...
21 May 2021
Customers

Financial wellbeing hits record high despite pandemic

Cautious spending and saving behaviour associated with the pandemic has ultimately resulted in a 7.8 per cent jump in financial wellbeing, new Comm...
19 May 2021
Government

Fiscal policy supports strong recovery: CBA economists

Last night’s Federal Budget was defined by a number of fiscal measures that are designed to support a wide range of sectors and drive economic growth.
12 May 2021
Government

CBA’s chief economist says: jobs, community support dominate Budget

Infrastructure spending, investment in skills and training “aims to put more people into jobs”, says CBA chief economist Stephen Halmarick.
11 May 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
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
Next Chapter

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
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
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
Community

CBA moves on technology-facilitated abuse

New Acceptable Use Policy makes digital banking safer for customers.
4 June 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
Coronavirus

Statement regarding the COVIDSafe app

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

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