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Has Westpac turned a corner?
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Has Westpac turned a corner?
Morningstar's Senior Banking Analyst Nathan Zaia has a different view on Westpac than many investors. 
Nathan Zaia | 31 July 2023
Have profits peaked for the Big Four Banks?
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Have profits peaked for the Big Four Banks?
Investors may need to brace for some 'downward trajectory' in the coming quarters. But which of the big four banks is best placed to ride out the...
Joshua Peach | 08 May 2023
NAB margins peak earlier than expected
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NAB margins peak earlier than expected
National Australia Bank shares fell to their lowest point in almost a year on Thursday. We look at what's got investors concerned. 
Joshua Peach | 04 May 2023
3 ASX small caps on sale
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3 ASX small caps on sale
We identify three undervalued stocks from the smaller end of Morningstar’s coverage universe. 
Joshua Peach | 14 March 2023
Farewell cheap loans, hello big four profits? Editor's note
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Farewell cheap loans, hello big four profits? Editor's note
Rising interest rates signal that margin squeeze could finally be coming to at end for Australia's big four banks.
Emma Rapaport | 06 May 2022
Big bank profit margin tipped to widen alongside higher rates
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Big bank profit margin tipped to widen alongside higher rates
Higher bond yields should be beneficial for bank profits.
Nicki Bourlioufas | 25 October 2021
Tapping into the contactless spending boom
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Tapping into the contactless spending boom
What happens when you buy something when your bank card? Morningstar analyst Niklas Kammer explains which companies are benefiting from your...
Holly Black | 10 November 2020
Xinja vows new platform is for investors not traders
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Xinja vows new platform is for investors not traders
Dabble has no plans to be the next wolf of Wall Street, says Xinja chief Eric Wilson.
Emma Rapaport | 30 July 2020
Westpac: another dividend bites the dust
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Westpac: another dividend bites the dust
Australia’s oldest lender is tough enough to shrug off the coronavirus, but its dividend pause adds more grief for income investors.
Emma Rapaport | 05 May 2020
NAB fit enough to see out near-term ugliness
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NAB fit enough to see out near-term ugliness
The bank remains undervalued and investors should consider the entitlement offer, says Nathan Zaia.
Emma Rapaport | 27 April 2020