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Online SME HIOSA bankers increase liquidity by $2 billion growing HIOSA deposits by 6.5% on reduced interest rates of 4.7%
June 2009 (see above)

HIOSA accounts reach 2.4 million fuelled by 25% growth since December 2005. HIOSA accounts win 22% of deposit business
December 2006

Winning part of $272 billion deposit market prompts leading online HIOSA financial institutions to form new Co-operative Pooling facility
March 2006

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Media Coverage

The following tables summarise selected media coverage flowing from MISC/MINTEL press releases. As reporting of MISC/MINTEL industry research is invariably widespread (Australian and International), this coverage should be viewed as indicative only. For further details of research referenced below, please click here and specify the research article referenced.

The Age

More savers find that online banking makes sense | Jesse Hogan, December 2006

"The study conducted by MISC for an association of banks with high-interest online accounts showed ... online accounts held 22 per cent of bank deposits ... "

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The Australian

Online accounts boom as interest rates rise | Richard Gluyas, December 2006

"After its debut in 1999, the segment now comprises 22 per cent of total deposit accounts, according to data released by MISC Australia on behalf of its bank industry pool members. "

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Australian Banking & Finance

HIOSA to form new co-operative pooling facility | Number 15, 2006

"The MISC announced recently the launch of a new Internet Banking Industry Pool to specifically measure and report on High Interest Online Savings accounts (HIOSA). "

"The industry co-operative 'census styled collection' is a mirror of the well-respected MISC Internet Banking Pool, which was established in 2000. "

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The Australian Financial Review

New entrants squeeze bank margins | Sally Patten, December 2006

"A study by research firm MISC International published yesterday found the number of online deposit accounts offering interest of more than 5.5 per cent rose by one-quarter, to 2.4 million over the six-month period. "

Mounting interest in online accounts | Joyce Moullakis, March 2006

"In a report to be released this week, the MISC has identified annual growth of more than 20 per cent in the number of high-interest online savings accounts. "

We want high interest | March 2006

"Australia is home to more than 1.7 million high-interest online savings accounts, according to a study by research group Market Intelligence Strategy Centre. "

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The Courier Mail

Internet savings surge ahead | Alex Tilbury, December 2006

"The Market Intelligence Strategy Centre (MISC) said almost all banks now had a high interest online savings account ... "

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The Daily Telegraph

High interest in accounts with bigger returns | March 2006

"The Market Intelligence Strategy Centre says there were more than 8.5 million registered online bankers at September 30, 2005 ... "

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The Dominion Post (NZ)

Hiosas arouse strong interest | Tom Pullar-Strecker, June 2005

"A spokesman for Melbourne-based banking research company MISC (Market Intelligence Strategy Centre) says Hiosas are encouraging more Australians to bank online."

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The Mercury

Fast move for online | December 2006

"The Market Intelligence Strategy Centre said almost all banks now had a high interest online savings account and many were launching small business products on the back of them, such as NAB's SME Cash Maximiser account."

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The Sunday Telegraph

Online banking offers interest for new buyers | Jim Dickins, December 2006

"Analysis by MISC Australia, sister consulting group to Mintel Aust, found internet deposit accounts were growing significantly faster than traditional bank accounts ... "

"MISC's research comes from its banking data pooling facility, which includes information supplied by major deposit-taking institutions. "

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Sunday Times

Many lack discipline over online savings | Jim Dickins, December 2006

"Millions of Australians have opened high-interest online savings accounts in the past few years, but many still lack the discipline to use them, research [by MISC Australia] shows."

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Sydney Morning Herald

High interest accounts | March 2006

"Australians have taken out more than 1.7m high interest online savings accounts, according to research group MISC Australia. "

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