Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates writes on business specialising in financial services. Clancy is based in our Sydney newsroom.

AFIC managing director Ross Barker is not anticipating dividend cuts from the banks.

Bank shareholders will still win this year

One of Australia's largest bank investors believes the big four can maintain their dividends this year, despite the challenges of lacklustre credit growth and stiff competition..

Stephen Sedgwick is so far unconvinced there is a case for a broad ban on banks paying their staff "product based payments".

The bank bonus schemes that put customers at risk

The most aggressive incentive schemes still being used by some banks to boost sales by staff are putting customers at risk of being sold inappropriate products, an industry-funded review has suggested.

NAB has hiked fixed rates and says its funding costs remain "elevated."

NAB and ANZ Bank hike fixed mortgage rates

Two major banks have hiked fixed interest rates on home loans, and a senior banker at National Australia Bank says funding costs that drive variable interest rates "absolutely remain elevated."

The World Economic Forum in Davos this week takes place against a backdrop of growing anti-establishment politics.

Pay a key symbol as inequality dominates Davos

Chief executive pay has become a powerful symbol of the widening gap between the winners and losers created by globalisation, and boards must put more focus on justifying the bonuses they pay executives amid a backlash against free-market policies.