Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Banking Bad: Whistleblowers. Corporate cover-ups. One journalist's fight for the truth.” as Want to Read:
Banking Bad: Whistleblowers. Corporate cover-ups. One journalist's fight for the truth.
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Banking Bad: Whistleblowers. Corporate cover-ups. One journalist's fight for the truth.

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  8 reviews
For every person with a bank account

Against all the odds, Australia held a royal commission into the banking and financial services industries. Its revelations rocked the nation. Even defenders of the banks were blindsided.

Few people were more instrumental in bringing about the commission than journalist Adele Ferguson. Through her exposes in print and on television, she

...more
Kindle Edition, 380 pages
Published August 1st 2019 by ABC Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Banking Bad, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Banking Bad

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.63  · 
Rating details
 ·  43 ratings  ·  8 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Jennifer (JC-S)
‘What follows is the story …’

If you have a bank account, superannuation or insurance, you should read this book. Unless, of course, you’d rather read the full report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry. Commissioner Hayne’s Final Report is 1133 pages long, contains 76 recommendations, and a number of referrals of potential misconduct to regulatory authorities for further investigation and action.

In this book, journalist Adele Fer
...more
HR Kemp
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want to know the whole story behind the royal commission into Banking, this is the book to read. It scared me to read about the fraud, corruption and the criminal activities of our four big banks and how the Royal Commission barely scraped the surface. It is an essential read for those who care about the way our corporations treat their customers, safe guarding our democracy and holding executives accountable. Well written, clear and makes compelling reading.
Scott
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A journey through the ages with the spotlight on the backbone service for all Australians, the financial services sector.

“When profit is the only motive, all forms of corrupt and immoral behaviour can be rationalised.”

This book provides a thorough analysis of the history of some of the issues that have plagued financial services. Reading it should have every person in financial services re-assessing their views of the decisions of today, so we learn from the mistakes of the past.

"The banks would
...more
Eddie
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A compelling account of investigative journalism, and an expose of shocking conduct that has arguably been dealt with too leniently. What a shame the royal commission didn’t have more bite, especially since it eventuated from people daring to speak up. At least this will stand as a reminder of the banking sector’s misbehaviour.
Romany
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you have a bank account, a superannuation fund or insurance in Australia, READ THIS BOOK. An absolute smorgasbord of greed and messed up understandings of what it means to be “ethical”. You will cry. You will laugh (with cynicism rather than humour). It’s as gripping as any of the other true crime out there.
Mitchell Davie-Martin
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An exceptionally harrowing, thoughtful and damning overview of the royal commission, written up by a remarkably clever woman. If ever you've wanted an easily digestible insight into big business being valued over all else, take a look!!
Aprill Allen
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Compelling reading for anyone heading into a board career.

This should be essential reading for board members and senior management. It’s a confronting reminder of our willingness to trust the marketing as consumers of financial services.
Alecia Lee
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Insightful journalism of the banking sector in Australia by Adele Ferguson. Worth reading.
Janet Suzanne Stevenson
rated it it was amazing
Aug 25, 2019
Tanya
rated it really liked it
Sep 20, 2019
Colin Hay
rated it it was amazing
Sep 13, 2019
Ian Fisk
rated it it was amazing
Sep 16, 2019
John Grealy
rated it it was amazing
Sep 13, 2019
Karen
rated it it was amazing
Aug 24, 2019
Paul Berkman
rated it it was amazing
Sep 03, 2019
Shelley Cooper-White
rated it it was amazing
Sep 11, 2019
Suet-Lam Mui
rated it liked it
Sep 19, 2019
Matt Skinner
rated it it was amazing
Aug 20, 2019
Paul Conder
rated it it was amazing
Aug 16, 2019
Jodie Esler
rated it really liked it
Sep 14, 2019
Andrew Perry
rated it really liked it
Aug 25, 2019
Xavier Richards
rated it it was amazing
Sep 17, 2019
Declan
rated it it was amazing
Aug 21, 2019
Laura Rea-Hunt
rated it it was amazing
Aug 13, 2019
Rob Wright
rated it it was amazing
Sep 12, 2019
Eliza Bergin
rated it liked it
Aug 20, 2019
Tania Armstrong
rated it it was amazing
Sep 01, 2019
Louis Hudson
rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2019
Courtney
rated it really liked it
Sep 17, 2019
Yvonne Tran
rated it it was amazing
Aug 28, 2019
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »