ANZ Bank will dump 500 back-office staff in Australia and shift the jobs to India by the end of the year.

An ANZ spokeswoman this morning confirmed that most of the jobs about to be scrapped were in Melbourne.

'In 2008, the size of the operation in Bangalore grew by around 500 people and it is reasonable to expect there will be some further growth in 2009,' said an ANZ spokeswoman in a statement.

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