Banking and Capital Markets

Australia's banking system is highly
regarded for its robust regulation and supervision, which has underpinned our strong performance during and since the GFC.

Australia's banking system is highly regarded for its robust regulation and supervision, which has underpinned our strong performance during and since the GFC. But the sector faces challenges on many fronts including complex regulatory reforms, a slowdown in revenue growth, increasing cost of funding, and vulnerability to volatile markets.

At the same time, there are opportunities through greater cost efficiencies, superior customer service, smarter distribution channels, new domestic and offshore markets, and strong IT systems and social media engagement, to name a few.

Our Banking & Capital Markets team works across the sector in Australia and globally. Our clients include iconic Australian banks, non-bank lenders including credit unions and building societies, foreign and regional banks, stockbrokers and leasing companies. We advise across the range of services from assurance and risk strategies to tax and consulting.

PwC's clients have access to the full range of our local and global financial services expertise and resources, an offering that has become increasingly important as the interplay of domestic and global markets presents new challenges.

We focus on adding value to individual clients and the banking industry through insights gained from our deep knowledge of Australian and international markets, our technical competencies, our approach to collaboration and long term relationships, and our willingness to challenge the status quo to explore new approaches.

Colin Heath
Partner, Melbourne
Tel: +61 3 8603 0137
Hugh Harley
Partner, Sydney
Tel: +61 (2) 8266 5746
Ashley Rockman
Partner, Sydney
Tel: +612 8266 1882
John Shipman
Partner, Sydney
Tel: +61 2 8266 0198
Matt Osmond
Partner, Melbourne
Tel: 613 8603 5883
Steven Lim
Partner, Sydney
Tel: +61 (2) 8266 8016
Michelle Fitzgerald
Partner, Melbourne
Tel: +61 (3) 8603 2997
Mark Haberlin
Partner, Transaction, Sydney
Tel: +61 (2) 8266 3052

Banking Matters

The latest thinking on current and future banking trends from Australia and across our global network.

Major Banks Analysis May 2016

Our biannual analysis of the four major Australian banks’ results covers a breadth of themes facing the banking industry including; bad debts, capital & returns, asset growth, margins and more. In this issue we also cover our 'hot topic' on Banking 2020: The future of banks in Australia.

Banking Banana Skins - Avoiding a slip

Australian banks have identified regulation as a greater risk than the macro-economic environment, according to the latest Banking Banana Skins report, putting them at odds with their global counterparts.

Creating a platform for competitive regeneration

Disruption and opportunity: Banking and Capital Markets CEOs believe that technology is the trend most likely to transform the expectations of customers, regulators and other key stakeholders over the next five years. 81% see the pace of technological change as a threat to growth, more than any other sector in the survey.

PwC to boost maths, science ideas - AFR 1 Feb 2016

A unique survey of the risks facing the industry produced by the Centre For the Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI) in association with PwC.

Innovating for growth

PwC's Major Banks Analysis, November 2014

Banking on change

PwC’s Major Banks Analysis, May 2014