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Customer satisfaction with big four banks on the rise

By Cameron Micallef · August 28 2019
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Customer satisfaction with big four banks on the rise

By Cameron Micallef
August 28 2019
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NAB CBA Westpac ANZ

Customer satisfaction with big four banks on the rise

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By Cameron Micallef · August 28 2019
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NAB CBA Westpac ANZ

Satisfaction and loyalty levels for customers at the big four banks have improved and are now on par with pre-Hayne royal commission data, new research has shown.

A new report from Roy Morgan has found that the big four banks have all seen improvements to their Net Promoter Score (NPS) – the management tool used to gauge customer loyalty and retention levels.

According to the research, the leading big four bank with regard to the NPS is the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, which is now rated at 7.2, up 3.3 points since February 2019.

It’s miles ahead of the other three comprising the big four, which, while noting improvements, are still squarely in negative territory. 

Westpac jumped 6.4 points to -0.8; NAB has improved by 2.9 points to -2.7, while ANZ grew by 2.5 points to a score of -4.4.

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Commenting on the results, Roy Morgan CEO Michele Levine said the improving NPS has been matched by improving customer satisfaction scores throughout the sector.

She said overall satisfaction with the big four banks has increased to 76.1 per cent.

The handing down of the finance royal commission in early February this year marked a low point for Australia’s banks, and the latest NPS of banks across the industry including the big four shows a steady improvement over the last five months,” Ms Levine stated.

Despite improvements in satisfaction, Ms Levine is wary about whether Australia’s major financial institutions have completely cleaned up their image post-royal commission.  

“Although it might appear the worst of the finance royal commission issues are now firmly in the rear-view mirror, the news last week that ASIC will be taking the NAB to court for alleged breaches of the law suggests the banks are still not entirely out of the woods yet,” the CEO commented.

The Roy Morgan report also noted that smaller financial institutions continue to outperform their bigger rivals.

Teachers Mutual Bank now holds the highest NPS with a score of 52.6 in the most recent report.

Other banks that have shown improvements to their NPS since the royal commission include ING at 52.2, Bank Australia at 50, Heritage Bank at 46.9, Greater Bank at 32.9, Bank SA at 15.1, Bank West at 13.1 and Suncorp Bank at 10.6.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leveraging their insights to grow your portfolio.

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Cameron is a journalist for Momentum Media's nestegg. He enjoys giving Aussies practical financial tips and tricks to help grow their wealth and achieve financial independence. As a self-confessed finance nerd, Cameron enjoys chatting with industry experts and commentators to leveraging their insights to grow your portfolio.

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