With its UK parent company HBOS in turmoil, what will be the fate of BankWest? And what of Suncorp? The firm is understood to have received several informal approaches from CBA and ANZ.
Rumours, denied by BankWest, are circulating that CBA is interested in putting in an offer for BankWest, too. (Sydney Morning Herald).
Will these two regional banks go the way of St George and be swallowed up by one of the big four? And if so, is it inevitable that more jobs will be lost in any merger? Tell us your thoughts below.