Alex Thursby talks about ANZ's plans in the region

ANZ announces the completion of its acquisition of RBS retail and commercial businesses in Hong Kong and Alex Thursby takes the opportunity to talk about new services and the bank's target market.

Usually when a deal is completed, it doesn't quite make headline news -- the fanfare typically surrounds the announcement of a deal.

Wisely, ANZ paired up the announcement of the completion of the acquisition of the Royal Bank of Scotland's retail and commercial businesses in Hong Kong with the announcement of a new service to meet the needs of affluent retail customers, its ANZ Signature Priority Banking service, which it will roll out across Asia-Pacific during the next 18 months. And for the extra media-savvy touch, Alex Thursby, the CEO for Asia-Pacific, Europe and America, was on hand for media questions.

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