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Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
Company typePublic
IndustryBanking, Financial services
Founded2 March 1835; 189 years ago (1835-03-02)
Headquarters833 Collins Street
Docklands, Melbourne, Australia
Key people
Shayne Elliott (CEO)
David Gonski (Chairman)
RevenueIncrease A$ 21.071 billion (2015)[1]
Increase A$ 07.493 billion (2015)[1]
Total assetsIncrease A$ 889.9 billion (2015)[1]
Number of employees
50,152 (2015)[1]

The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, commonly called ANZ, is the third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation.[2] Australian operations make up the largest part of ANZ's business, with commercial and retail banking dominating. ANZ is also the largest bank in New Zealand, where the legal entity became known as ANZ National Bank Limited in 2003 and changed to ANZ Bank New Zealand Limited in 2012. From 2003 to 2012, it operated two brands in New Zealand, ANZ and the National Bank of New Zealand. The National Bank brand was retired in 2012, with a number of branches closing and others converting to ANZ branches.[3]

In addition to operations throughout Australia and New Zealand, ANZ also operates in 34 other nations.[4]

ANZ was named the most sustainable bank globally in the 2008 Dow Jones Sustainability Index making it the 2nd year in a row ANZ has been granted the title. In 2007 the title was shared with another Australian bank, Westpac, which had held the title for the previous five years.[5]

ANZ was established on 1 October 1951, when the Bank of Australia merged with the Union Bank of Australia Limited.[6]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). ANZ. 3 November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 February 2016. Retrieved 14 February 2016.
  2. "ASX 200 List / Market Capitalisation Accurate on: 1 October 2017". ASX 200. Australian Securities Exchange. 26 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  3. ANZ still finalising National Bank closures Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. 3 News NZ. 10 October 2013.
  4. "About ANZ". Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. Archived from the original on 1 February 2018. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  5. "ANZ ranked world's most sustainable bank". Archived from the original on 12 January 2012. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  6. "Faith in The Future". South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus (NSW : 1900 - 1954). NSW: National Library of Australia. 8 February 1954. p. 23 Supplement: ROYAL VISIT SUPPLEMENT. Retrieved 12 July 2014.