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RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Australia
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Australian banks' compliance issues get exposed

Thanks to the recent money laundering crackdown.

Reuters reported that a money laundering probe at Commonwealth Bank of Australia is the latest in a slew of scandals denting the reputation of Australian banks as simple, reliable lenders at the forefront in the battle against financial crime.

"Australian banks have lagged their global peers in both their spending and their approach on anti-money laundering and know-your-customer systems as they pursued rapid growth in customer deposits, some banking officials and experts say," the report said.

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