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 | November 10, 2014 12:46pm
Shares in banking giant, Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) have gone ex-dividend, sending the market price for its shares down 3.5%. More »
Beat a volatile ASX with these 3 blue-chips: Westpac Banking Corp, CSL Limited and Telstra Corporation Ltd
Peter Stephens | November 5, 2014 8:33am
These 3 stocks could deliver positive returns – even during uncertain periods: Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), CSL Limited (ASX:CSL) and Telstra Corporation Ltd (ASX:TLS). More »
Mike King | November 4, 2014 10:11am
S&P/ASX 200 opens up 0.2% higher. Melbourne Cup excitement lifting the market? More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | November 3, 2014 12:18pm
Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) has delivered, yet again, another stellar profit result. More »
3 sector leaders that could dominate the ASX in 2015: Westpac Banking Corp, BHP Billiton Limited and Woodside Petroleum Limited
Peter Stephens | October 31, 2014 8:48am
These 3 mega caps could push the ASX higher in 2015: Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), BHP Billiton Limited (ASX:BHP) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX:WPL). More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 30, 2014 1:41pm
In the short term, shares in Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) could do well but don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a ‘sure thing’ . More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 28, 2014 5:45pm
With interest rates low, it’s only natural to want to invest in highly sort after dividend stocks in the S&P/ASX 100 (INDEXASX:XTO) (ASX:XTO) like... More »
Ryan Newman | October 28, 2014 1:26pm
It seems that investors aren’t fully appreciating just how much the new capital requirements could impact the shares of National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB),... More »
Up 6% in a month: is it too late to buy Westpac Banking Corp, National Australia Bank Ltd. and Commonwealth Bank of Australia?
Peter Stephens | October 28, 2014 9:24am
After strong recent gains, should you still buy Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC), National Australia Bank Ltd. (ASX:NAB) and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX:CBA)? More »
Owen Raszkiewicz | October 24, 2014 4:36pm
Cochlear Limited (ASX:COH), Westpac Banking Corp (ASX:WBC) and Sigma Pharmaceutical Limited (ASX:SIP) have established brands and sound management, but are they a buy? 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.