Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • How our banks are innovating

    Despite its reputation of conservativism, the banking sector is one of the leading industries pushing for new innovations to better engage and service customers.

    Written by Rebecca Merrett16 June 14 11:30
  • Reserve Bank scam email circulating

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is warning Australians not to respond to an email which claims that someone tried to access their personal bank account.

    Written by Hamish Barwick11 Nov. 13 15:12
  • RBA uses minutes to flag its intent

    For the second month in a row, the Reserve Bank of Australia has made a point of using the minutes of its board meeting to modify the impression given by its post-meeting announcement.

    Written by Garry Shilson-Josling, AAP Economist18 Sept. 13 09:23
  • Joke from RBA boss falls flat

    If Reserve Bank boss Glenn Stevens was trying to make a joke, it wasn't very funny.

    Written by Belinda Merhab05 July 13 09:18
  • Jobs up and down but slowly getting better

    Monthly jobs growth continues to bounce up and down like a super ball - but the ball is bouncing higher.

    Written by Jason Cadden and Evan Schwarten09 May 13 18:18
  • Rate likely to stay on hold for 2013

    Homeowners' chances of scoring further mortgage relief are looking increasingly slim after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept its cash rate on hold for a third straight month.

    Written by Evan Schwarten03 April 13 09:58
  • RBA governor wary of further bank reforms

    Changes to global bank regulations have been more difficult than anticipated, with only Australia and 10 other jurisdictions so far adopting key parts of the reforms.

    Written by Jason Cadden27 March 13 10:16
  • Reserve Bank of Australia confirms 2011 malware attack

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today confirmed that it was the victim of a targeted email-based virus attack in 2011 following an Australian Financial Review investigation.

    Written by Hamish Barwick11 March 13 16:23
  • GDP growth still needs to be broader: ACCI

    Business groups say the make-up of growth over 2012 indicates that the transition from resources to non-mining sectors to drive the economy may still need the helping hand of another interest rate cut.

    Written by Colin Brinsden07 March 13 11:31
  • Australian banks welcome real-time payments service

    Banks have responded positively to the Australian Payments Clearing Association's proposal for new real-time payments infrastructure, saying it will lead to more innovation in areas such as mobile payments.

    Written by Hamish Barwick20 Feb. 13 15:44
  • Budget warning keeps onus on RBA

    The federal government's warning of more budget savings to come will keep the onus on the RBA to cut the cash rate to support growth.

    Written by Colin Brinsden24 Sept. 12 16:01
  • RBA could stay rate cut after job figures

    A solid but unexciting labour force reading for July should give the RBA more fuel to hold off on rate cuts until the end of the year.

    Written by Caroline Smith and Jason Cadden09 Aug. 12 14:28
  • Reserve Bank seeks new high-speed DR network

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) will refresh its existing network services over the next 12 months to keep pace with growing disaster recovery requirements at its $38 million data centre.

    Written by Rodney Gedda09 Dec. 10 10:16
  • Reserve Bank ditches paper systems for admin

    The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is looking to automate its procure-to-pay processes as part of the work being undertaken to modernise its administrative systems.

    Written by Computerworld Staff28 Sept. 10 11:29