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Esanda was an Australian finance company. Founded in 1955 by the English, Scottish & Australian Bank, it became a subsidiary of the Australia & New Zealand Banking Group in 1987. The brand was retired in 2019.
Esanda was established in October 1955 as the commercial financing division of the English, Scottish & Australian Bank (ES&A). It became a subsidiary of the ANZ Bank after it merged with ES&A in 1970. After ANZ acquired the Bank of Adelaide in 1979 and the National Mutual Royal Bank in 1990, the respective finance divisions were incorporated into Esanda.
- ES&A form 2m HP offshoot The Argus 21 October 1955 page 15
- Our History Esanda
- Acquisition of Esanda dealer finance portfolio from ANZ Banking Group Limited, capital raising and update to short term outlook Macquarie Group 8 October 2015
- "Macquarie buys ANZ's Esanda Dealer Finance unit for $8.2b". Australian Financial Review. 8 October 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2020.
- Your Esanda loan will now be branded ANZ Australia & New Zealand Banking Group