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COVID a game-changer for workplaces

Vivid Sydney – the annual festival of light, music and ideas – came to an end this weekend after 23 days of illuminating light installations and pr...
21 June 2022
CommBank app

Aussies commence more than 2 million claims to uncover government benefits and rebates

The Benefits finder feature has recorded a new milestone, with more than 2 million claims started by Aussies keen to uncover their unclaimed benefi...
16 June 2022
Household spending

Signs of slowing in household spending after interest rate rises

CommBank HSI Index lifts during May across most categories, but discretionary spending starting to soften with rising cost of living.
14 June 2022

CBA economic and markets research rises in KangaNews fixed income poll rankings

Macroeconomic and ESG research see strong gains in survey of institutional investors.
1 June 2022
Household spending

Household spending intentions fall by 3.8% in April

Latest CommBank HSI Index data shows normalising of spending patterns post COVID, with strong increases in travel and entertainment activity alongs...
10 May 2022

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

“Regional Australia is flourishing”: CommSec economist

Not even a once-in-a-generation global health pandemic can stop regional Australia from flourishing, says CommSec Senior Economist Ryan Felsman.
29 March 2022
Household spending

CBA spending data shows Australians on the move in February

The CommBank HSI Index rose 1.8% in February, led by increased spending on transport and post summer holiday home buying.
8 March 2022

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

Aussies’ savings help keep financial wellbeing elevated through the pandemic

The financial wellbeing of Australians remains higher than it was before the pandemic hit, according to the latest Melbourne Institute and CBA report.
11 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

CBA support for Omicron impacted small businesses

CBA encourages Australian businesses impacted by the Omicron variant to take advantage of the support measures available through the bank and gover...
31 January 2022

Post lockdown spending rebounds in NSW, Vic & ACT

CBA card spending data for the week ending Friday 22 October shows a continued rise in in-store purchases and services spending.
26 October 2021
Small business

Helping SMEs restart and recover

CBA expands SME loan support, invests in tech to deliver benefits to businesses.
3 October 2021

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
Small business

How small businesses can get match fit as lockdowns get ready to lift

CBA lists three top tips for SMEs to help them recover from COVID-19 restrictions.
30 September 2021

Businesses backed for recovery

CBA funds nearly $2 billion in government scheme loans for small and medium businesses to help them manage the impacts of Coronavirus
15 September 2021

CBA steps up corporate COVID-19 vaccination program

The bank will provide the mRNA vaccine to its people and their families as part of its contribution to the expanded national vaccine roll-out.
15 September 2021

RBA takes a ‘bet each way’: CBA Economist

At the yesterday’s RBA meeting, the Board remained upbeat about the economic outlook while recognising the need for further support, according to C...
8 September 2021

Backing businesses for the future

CBA supports Federal Government’s expanded scheme loans for small and medium businesses.
25 August 2021

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

GPs boost technology as pandemic increases digital demand

Latest CommBank GP Insights Report finds general practices (GPs) are increasing investing in technology to meet customer demand and support ongoing...
20 August 2021
Household spending

Spending intentions fall during lockdowns

Household Spending Intentions (HSI) data for July 2021 shows year on year declines in most spending categories for first time since the start of pa...
17 August 2021
Group performance

Customer support remains critical priority: CBA

In a bid to help those customers who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, Commonwealth Bank of Australia continues to implement new customer ...
11 August 2021

CommBank digital feature makes it easier for businesses to navigate COVID-19 support

CommBank extends personal banking digital feature to help businesses connect more easily with unclaimed government benefits and rebates.
6 August 2021
CommBank app

CBA and Skill Finder collaboration empowers customers to up-skill

In a bid to help Australians up-skill, Commonwealth Bank is collaborating with Skill Finder to provide customers with access to thousands of online...
6 August 2021

COVID restrictions impacting economy: CBA economist

The lockdown in New South Wales will have a significant impact on the Australian economy, says CBA’s Head of Australian Economics.
3 August 2021

CBA commits to keeping customers in their homes

Commonwealth Bank has today announced it will extend the moratorium on any foreclosures if customers are again unable to meet their home loan repay...
19 July 2021

CBA extends customer COVID-19 support measures

Commonwealth Bank has extended its COVID support package to assist those who have been significantly impacted by the lockdowns.
17 July 2021

CBA welcomes further support measures

Bridging support available in advance of government payments
13 July 2021

CBA supports small businesses impacted by lockdowns

Three month loan repayment deferrals offered to eligible small businesses.
8 July 2021

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

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

COVID-19 – One year on

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

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

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

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
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

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

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
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Statement regarding the COVIDSafe app

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Temporary changes to our branch opening hours

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

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

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

Commonwealth Bank launches coronavirus support campaign

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

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

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

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

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