By Gareth Vaughan
With three of the country's big four banks due to report annual financial results within a month, they all look on track to beat last year's profit.
ANZ's due to report on October 29, the National Australia Bank (NAB) owned BNZ on October 31, and Westpac on November 4. All have September 30 annual balance dates. ASB, and its parent Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), have a June 30 balance date.
In August ASB posted record annual profit for the third straight year with net profit after tax up 3% to $705 million.
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