Investors from Auckland established the Fiji Banking and Commercial Trading Company Limited in 1873. However, the bank's owners sold it in 1876 to the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ). Union Bank of Australia established a branch in 1880, but closed it in 1895. In 1951 Union Bank’s successor, ANZ, returned to Fiji with a representative office that it upgraded to a branch. In 1985 ANZ acquired Barclays Bank’s operations, which Barclays had established in 1973. Then in 1990 ANZ acquired BNZ’s operations. Lastly, in 2001 ANZ bought Bank of Hawaii’s (Bankoh) three branches; Bankoh had entered in 1993.
The Adelaide Bank was a publicly listed regional bank with its head office in the state of South Australia. Since 30 November 2007 it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bendigo Bank (ASX: BEN) and Adelaide Bank shares are no-longer quoted on the ASX. Adelaide Bank was established on 1 January 1994 from the Co-operative Building Society of South Australia Limited, which was Australia's largest building society. The building society was established at the turn of the 20th Century.
The Advance Bank was an Australian bank that existed as a bank from 1985 until 1996, when it merged with St George Bank.It started as the NSW Building Society. It was demutualised in 1985 & became known as the Advance Bank. In 1993 it acquired the State Bank of South Australia, changing its name to the Bank of South Australia. It was taken over in 1996 by St George Bank, itself another former building society.
Babcock & Brown
Babcock & Brown (ASX: BNB) is a global investment and advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia. It is best known in financial markets for structured finance deals. The company has 28 offices and in excess of 1,000 employees worldwide. Although headquartered in Sydney, it has a significant presence in Europe and the United States.
Bank State Branch
A Bank-State-Branch identifying code (often abbreviated and used in conversation as BSB ) is a six digit numerical code used within Australia that identifies an individual branch of a financial institution.
Bank of Adelaide
The Bank of Adelaide was founded in 1865 in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia. It was incorporated by an act of the Parliament of South Australia. It was taken over in 1979 by ANZ, and merged into that organisation, after bailing out a subsidiary finance company (the Finance Corporation of Australia) that had lent too much to people without the security to cover the loans. It should not to be confused with the more recent Adelaide Bank, a totally separate bank.
Bank of Queensland
Bank of Queensland (ASX: BOQ), one of the Australian state of Queensland's oldest financial institutions, is a full-service retail bank with a growing network of almost 270 branches, including 152 in Queensland, 52 in New South Wales, 23 in Victoria and 34 currently in WA along with branches in every other State and Territory. With the Home Building Society and Pioneer mergers it now has more than 650,000 customers
'Bank of Western Australia (commonly known as BankWest) is a full service bank based in Perth, Western Australia. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of HBOS plc of the UK.Offices in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney currently provide interstate services to BankWest customers. On the 12th July 2007, BankWest announced their “Banking Refreshed” initiative
Bendigo Bank (ASX: BEN) operates some 350 branches, primarily in Victoria and Queensland. This includes 190+ Community Bank branches. The bank's national headquarters are in the city of Bendigo, and it has a regional headquarters in the Melbourne Docklands.
Commercial Bank of Australia
Established in Victoria in 1866 the company quickly became one of the leading financial institutions in the state. In 1918 the company took over the assets of the Commercial Bank of Tasmania Ltd. The company amalgamated with the Bank of New South Wales in 1982 to form Westpac Banking Corporation.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) is one of the largest financial institutions in Australia, founded in 1911 by the Australian Government. The bank was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 1991 and was fully privatised in 1996.
HSBC Bank Australia
HSBC Bank Australia Limited (formerly the Hongkong Bank of Australia Limited) was granted a banking license in 1986 having been established as HSBC Finance Company Limited in 1965. It is part of the worldwide HSBC Group.
Macquarie Group Limited (formally Macquarie Bank Limited) is an Australian merchant bank and financial services group, providing a broad range of products and services to investors, corporations and government. Its global headquarters are located in Sydney, and it is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). It is the only large, majority Australian-owned investment bank.
National Australia Bank
National Australia Bank (or NAB) is the largest financial institution and bank in Australia, both in terms of net worth and customers. It is one of the world's top 30 financial services companies with total assets of A$457 billion as at 30 September 2006. It operate across 10 countries serving 8 million banking customers and over 2.3 million wealth management customers.
Nugan Hand Bank
Nugan Hand Ltd. was founded in Sydney in 1973 by Australian lawyer Frank Nugan (who was reputedly associated with the Mafia in Griffith, New South Wales) and former U.S. Green Beret Michael Jon Hand with experience in the Vietnam war (after which he began training Hmong guerillas in Northern Laos under CIA aegis; this experience is probably responsible for his connections to the "Golden Triangle" heroin trade). The two generally split the business: Nugan took care of tax fraud and money laundering, while Hand managed the drug money, and the international branches.
RaboPlus is the brand name for online only services offered by Rabobank. RaboPlus operates in Australia, the Netherlands, the Republic of Ireland (operating under the name of RaboDirect), Belgium and New Zealand. RaboPlus offers products and services including:
Reserve Bank of Australia
The Reserve Bank of Australia came into being on 14 January 1960 to operate as Australia's central bank and banknote issuing authority. The bank offers banking services to the Federal Government, and to licensed banks that participate in the payments system. It is headed by the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Glenn Stevens.
St.George Bank is the fifth largest bank in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the National Australia Bank, ANZ and the Westpac Banking Corporation. It trades mostly in New South Wales and in South Australia through its subsidiary, BankSA.
Savings Bank of South Australia
The Savings Bank of South Australia was founded in 1848, trading from a single room in Gawler Place, Adelaide. In 1984 it merged with the State Bank of South Australia, with the merged entity taking the latter name. The Bank of South Australia (also known as BankSA) is now a division and a trading name of St George Bank.
State Bank of New South Wales
The State Bank of New South Wales was a bank that was owned by the Government of New South Wales. It existed from 1933 until 2000, when it was taken over by the Commonwealth Bank.
State Bank of Victoria
The State Bank of Victoria was a bank that existed from the 1870s until 1991 when it was taken over by the Commonwealth Bank. It was owned by the State of Victoria.
Suncorp-Metway Limited (ASX: SUN) is an Australian finance, insurance, and banking corporation based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is Australia's sixth-largest bank and second-largest general insurance group, formed on 1 December 1996 by the merger of Suncorp, Metway Bank and the Queensland Industry Development Corporation (QIDC).
Westpac (formally Westpac Banking Corporation), is a multinational Financial services company and the fourth largest bank in Australia. Westpac has also been recognised by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index as the most sustainable bank in the world for the fifth year running.