Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX: WBC) Share Price and News
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Westpac Banking Corporation (WBC) is Australia’s oldest banking and financial services group, with branches and operations throughout Australia, New Zealand and the near Pacific region as well as offices in key financial centres around the world including London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Established in 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales, the company changed its name to Westpac Banking Corporation in 1982 and is one of Australia’s “big four” banks in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers. Westpac is also one of the largest listed companies on the ASX.
Westpac serves nearly 13 million customers and provides a broad range of consumer, business and institutional banking and wealth management services. Its business portfolio is organised in the following five key divisions: Consumer Bank, Commercial and Business Bank, BT Financial Group, Westpac Institutional Bank and Westpac New Zealand.
Westpac Banking Corporation (ASX: WBC) Latest News
Mark Woodruff | July 25, 2014 9:20am
Any tightening of the banking system would potentially reduce returns and dividends of the big four. More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | July 21, 2014 12:47pm
The stocks have performed exceptionally well but… More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | July 18, 2014 8:29am
There are better options for investors who want to outperform the share market from here. More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | July 15, 2014 8:28am
These three could surprise the market when they report results in coming months. More »
Mike King | July 14, 2014 9:35am
Can the banks maintain their domination of the Australian financial system? More »
Mike King | July 4, 2014 11:05am
The banks aren't as invincible as many investors think More »
Darryl Daté-Shappard | July 2, 2014 2:30pm
Generous income returns and growing dividend payouts are a powerful investing combination. More »