Monday: shares, NAB privacy, EnergyAust bills + more…

Monday: Australian shares volatility, Brits vote, NAB watches customers, EnergyAust increases charges and the companies not hiring women on boards.

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The Australian share market is expected to open flat this morning and volatility is likely to persist as investors remain wary ahead of the Brexit vote on Thursday. Brits are voting on whether to leave the European Union, which would give it greater independence over key issues such as immigration, tax and regulatory polices.

Customer privacy is in the spotlight after a Fairfax Media investigation found that National Australian Bank is relying on alerts from credit reporting agency Veda and other sources to catch and contact customers that are sounding out rival banks on swapping to a new loan.

EnergyAustralia customers are being adsvised to check their paper bills for electricity and gas because anything arriving by post will now attract a $1.69 fee per bill or the equivalent of an extra $6.76 per year for households to receive their quarterly bills.

And, following on from the release of last week’s gender diversity report by the Australian Institute of Company Directors here’s the list of the 20 Australian boardrooms out of top 200 listed companies that don’t have women at the table.

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