There are four major local banks in Australia. You may often hear a term 'four pillars'. A couple of others were rising quickly in 2000's. Those that grew enough were purchased by the major banks. In May 2008 WestPac announced purchasing StGeorge, the fifth largest bank in Australia. In October 2008 Commonwealth Bank of Australia announced purchase of BankWest.
My current everyday bank is here. The list of best known banks is below.
See Credit Cards.