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BWM wins the pitch for BOQ’s brand boost

BOQ has appointed leading national creative agency, Belgiovane Williams Mackay (BWM) to drive a new direction for its brand and marketing.


BOQ passes on 20 basis point cut

Following the December Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) meeting, BOQ announced it would pass on a 20 bps rate cut.


BOQ brings the magic of Christmas to disadvantaged Australian kids

BOQ believes every child should share in the joy of Christmas and throughout November will be collecting gifts for The Smith Family’s Toy and Book Appeal.


Fit and focused – BOQ on course for a return to sustainable profitable growth

In line with guidance provided to the market on 4 October 2012, BOQ today confirmed a statutory full year loss after tax of $17.1m for 2012, due to increased provisions and one-off legacy expense items.


Statement from BOQ re: mortgage offset interest refund

BOQ has recently identified that a limited number of home loan customers with their home loan linked to a 100% Offset Transaction Account, have not received the full benefits as described in the product terms and conditions.


Market update

BOQ today provides a market update on its operating performance, prior to the full year results being released on 18 October.


Retirement of Director John Reynolds

Bank of Queensland (BOQ) Chairman Neil Summerson today announced the intention of Director John Reynolds to not seek re-election at this year’s Annual General Meeting in the usual course, but to retire from the Board effective that day.


BOQ passes on 20 basis point cut

BOQ has announced it will pass on a 20 bps rate cut this month.


Banking on our Kids Appeal pays off for sick children

Chocolate and popcorn fundraisers, family fun days, movie nights, lolly games, public flash mob performances and even working in pyjamas and clown costumes have all been part of the job for BOQ staff in their fundraising efforts for the Bank’s annual Banking on our Kids Appeal this year.


BOQ – Announcement of PEPS Dividend

Bank of Queensland has declared a fully franked dividend for the Perpetual Equity Preference Shares (ASX Code BOQPC) of 4.3447 per cent per annum for the period from and including 16
April 2012 (Last Dividend Payment Date) to but excluding 15 October 2012 (Dividend Payment
Date) being a period of 182 days.


St Andrew’s strategy driving new business growth with new broker product

St Andrew’s aggressive business growth strategy had its first big win today, announcing the signing of their newest Corporate Partner, Mortgages Today Pty Ltd which trades as Wealth Today.


BOQ Convertible Notes Tranche 2 Redemption

Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”) has, with APRA’s approval, given notice to the holders to redeem the A$45 million second tranche of its privately placed A$150 million Lower Tier 2 Convertible Notes (“Convertible Notes”) issued in June 2010.


Retirement of Director

Bank of Queensland's Chairman, Neil Summerson, today announced the retirement of Bill Kelty, AC from the Board.

 



BOQ responds to Moody’s ratings change

Moody’s Investor Service has today announced a downgrade of BOQ’s rating from A3 to Baa1.


Update regarding debt sale transaction



All welcome at BOQ’s ‘Banking on our Kids’ Family Fun Day - even the family dog!

The countdown is on to our fun filled Family Fun Day to be held this Sunday, 15 July from 9am -12pm in Gregory Park, Milton (Corner Baroona and Haig Rds).


S&P raises BOQ rating to BBB+ stable A2

 BOQ has welcomed Standard & Poor’s decision today to improve BOQ’s long term credit rating to BBB+ positive. 



BOQ cuts standard variable rate by 20bps

BOQ has today announced it will reduce its standard variable home loan rate and its variable business loan rates by 20 basis points. 


BOQ’s Series 2012-1E REDS EHP Trust ABS oversubscribed to A$700 million

“Strong investor demand for BOQ’s Series 2012-1E REDS EHP Trust ABS resulted in the transaction being upsized from A$500 million to A$700 million and demonstrates the funding diversity that BOQ has through the REDS EHP ABS program,” BOQ Managing Director Stuart Grimshaw said today.  



BOQ cuts standard variable rate by 35bps

BOQ has today announced it will reduce its standard variable home loan rate and its variable business loan rates by 35 basis points.


BOQ receives strong support from retail shareholders and successfully completes the retail component of its $450 million equity raising

Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the retail component of the accelerated 8-for-37 pro-rata non-renounceable entitlement offer (“Entitlement Offer”).


BOQ makes its move into agribusiness with a new appointment

BOQ is not wasting any time after flagging its move into the Agribusiness market last month, announcing the appointment of Doug Snell to the position of General Manager Business Banking and Agribusiness.


BOQ sets the foundations for growth despite interim loss confirmation

In line with guidance provided to the market on 26 March 2012, BOQ today confirmed underlying profit growth, but increased provisioning for troublesome property loans, which resulted in a statutory loss after tax of $90.6m for the first half of FY2012. BOQ Managing Director and CEO Stuart Grimshaw said the foundations had now been set for promising organic growth for BOQ.  


BOQ successfully completes the institutional component of its $450 million equity raising

Bank of Queensland Limited (“BOQ”) is pleased to announce the successful completion of the institutional component of its fully underwritten equity raising, having received very strong support from BOQ’s existing institutional shareholders and new investors. The offer price for the new ordinary shares (“New Shares”) under the institutional equity raising is $6.05 per New Share.


BOQ announces 0.1% increase to standard variable rate

BOQ has announced an increase of 0.1% on its standard variable home loan rate.


BOQ appoints new CFO

BOQ is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Rose to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). 


S&P places BOQ on Credit Watch Positive

BOQ has welcomed Standard and Poor’s decision to place BOQ’s long-term rating on Credit Watch Positive following an update of its assessment of BOQ’s capital and earnings.


BOQ cements growth plans with new appointments

BOQ has today announced the creation of two new Group Executive roles, reinforcing the Bank’s focus on growing its core banking business.


BOQ reassures customers – we’ll hold rates steady

Following increasing speculation regarding interest rate movements, BOQ would like to reassure customers that we are holding our standard variable interest rate steady, regardless of competitors’ movements, until the next RBA meeting.


BOQ helps Aussie travellers avoid ATM fees overseas

The days of Aussies stashing large wads of currency in socks, down pants, up jumpers or under caps to avoid excessive ATM fees when travelling overseas are numbered thanks to the upcoming launch of a new MasterCard® Cash PassportTM product by BOQ.

 



BOQ responds to Moody’s ratings change

Responding to Moody’s downgrade of BOQ’s rating from A2 to A3, BOQ Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stuart Grimshaw said “While we are obviously disappointed that Moody’s has chosen to downgrade the Bank’s rating, we remain focused on offering our customers a unique and personal banking experience.