Westpac Banking Corp (ASX: WBC) Share Price and News
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Westpac Banking Corp (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 Corp (ASX: WBC) Latest News
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 16, 2014 1:55pm
Bank stocks have taken a pounding. It could be time to start looking at big dividend payers like Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) and Macquarie... More »
Beat the ASX with these 3 stocks: Westpac Banking Corp, Fortescue Metals Group Limited and Ramsay Health Care Limited
Peter Stephens | October 14, 2014 8:48am
Outperforming the ASX could prove to be an easier task with Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) and Ramsay Health Care... More »
Ryan Newman | October 13, 2014 9:27am
Investors hoping to take advantage of the discounted shares of Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA), National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB), Australia and New Zealand... More »
ANZ Banking Group, Westpac Banking Corp and National Australia Bank Ltd: 3 blue chips with 7% grossed-up dividends
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 13, 2014 5:47am
Could the juicy dividend yields of Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) and National Australia Bank Ltd (ASX:NAB) be... More »
Discover the big reason to buy these 3 jewels: Westpac Banking Corp, Suncorp Group Ltd and Macquarie Group Ltd
Peter Stephens | October 10, 2014 9:46am
These 3 banks could be worth buying for 1 key reason: They are Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), Suncorp Group Ltd (ASX:SUN) and Macquarie Group... More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 8, 2014 2:23pm
Could two of investors' favourite dividend stocks, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ) and Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), be entering the buy zone?... More »
3 banks that could smash the ASX: National Australia Bank Ltd., Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and Westpac Banking Corp
Peter Stephens | October 3, 2014 8:26am
These 3 banks could outperform the ASX moving forward: National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ) and Westpac Banking... More »
Tim McArthur | October 2, 2014 9:00am
Shareholders in Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ASX:ANZ) and National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB)... More »
Are Telstra Corporation Ltd, Westpac Banking Corp and Woolworths Limited the best ASX stocks for a blue-chip retirement?
Owen Raszkiewicz | September 26, 2014 3:49pm
If you’ve held Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) and Woolworths Limited (ASX:WOW) for a while, then your retirement is looking good... More »
Mike King | September 17, 2014 1:17pm
Big four bank shares fall more than the dividend yield More »
Will Westpac pay an interim dividend in 2020?
Westpac’s 2020 interim dividend decision has been deferred and no dividend will be paid in June 2020.
When does Westpac pay its dividends?
Westpac typically pays dividends twice each year, in June and December.
Does Westpac offer a dividend reinvestment plan (DRP)?
Yes. Westpac’s DRP allows eligible shareholders to reinvest some or all of their dividends in additional Westpac ordinary shares with no transaction costs.