ANZ to shed staff as it restructures mortgage processing
09 July 2009 | 4310 views | 1
ANZ is to shed 248 back office positions as it restructures its mortgage processing operations nationwide.
The job losses will come as the bank rationalises its network of mortgage centres in Sydney, Brisbane, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. About 150 jobs will absorbed by external providers contracted to take over certain document processing activities.
Others jobs will be relocated to Melbourne, while approximately 40 roles are expected to be exported to the bank's offshore processing centre in Bangalore, India.
In March, the bank ran into a political storm after it appeared to confirm speculation that it was to shift 500 jobs from its Melbourne back office and technology hub to its offshore development centre in Bangalore, which currently employs 3000 staff.
Responding to the political sensitivities, the bank in June committed to spend $10 million on a new support package for staff affected by offshoring.