Ref: IMD-7-2362

Case study

Reference: IMD-7-2362

Order this case study


Commonwealth Bank of Australia: Accommodating ATMs

Didier Cossin

By Professor Didier CossinDidier Cossin and Mopesola Ogunsulire

When Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) installed intelligent deposit machines (IDMs) it did so to make banking more convenient and save time for customers. Cash deposited was counted automatically and instantly available for domestic or international transfer from the customers’ account. It was no wonder the IDMs became very popular with small businesses. But criminals liked them too: terrorists and organized crime syndicates laundered millions through the IDMs. The scandal led to the largest civil penalty of in Australian corporate history at the time. The bank paid a record A$700 million fine and acknowledged deficiencies in oversight, accountabilities and resources as regards anti-money laundering/counter terrorism financing compliance and risk management.

Learning Objective

  • Teaches the importance of ensuring that operational and other risks are managed well
  • Highlights governance failures at board and top executive level
Keywords Automated Teller Machine, Finance, Governance, Immediate Deposit Machine, Money Laundering, Risk Management, Terrorism Financing
Settings Global
Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Banking
2012-2017
Type Published Sources
Copyright ©IMD 2022
Language English
Order this case study

Reference: IMD-7-2362

IMD case studies are distributed through case clearing houses. In order to browse the collection and purchase copies please visit the links below.

The Case Centre, UK Office

Cranfield University

Wharley End Beds MK43 0JR, UK
Tel +44 (0)1234 750903
Fax +44 (0)1234 751125
Email [email protected]

The Case Centre, US office

Babson College

Babson Park, Wellesley MA 02457, USA
Tel +1 781 239 5884
Fax +1 781 239 5885
Email [email protected]

Harvard Business School Publishing

60 Harvard Way, Boston MA 02163, USA
Tel (800) 545-7685 Tel (617)-783-7600
Fax (617) 783-7666
Email [email protected]

Asia Pacific Case Center

NUCB Business School

1-3-1 Nishiki Naka
Nagoya Aichi, Japan 460-0003
Tel +81 52 20 38 111
Email [email protected]

Copyright information

IMD retains all proprietary interests in its case studies and notes. Without prior written permission, IMD cases and notes may not be reproduced, used, translated, included in books or other publications, distributed in any form or by any means, stored in a database or in other retrieval systems. For additional copyright information related to case studies, please contact Case Services.

Contact

Case study

Reference: IMD-7-2362

Order this case study
Looking for something specific?

Keep reading