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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has warned there is a rising risk of a significant fall in house prices if "speculative demand" fuelled by record low interest rates continues to push up prices.
James Eyers, Clancy Yeates and Jonathan Shapiro The politicisation of the federal debt position poses a threat to the nation's AAA credit rating, David Murray says.
Clancy Yeates Technological change is opening up new forms of competition but also potentially adding new risks.
Clancy Yeates and Jonathan Shapiro Australia is being "picked off" by online foreign exchange brokers that are able to offer clients extremely high leverage, ASIC says.
Clancy Yeates The banking regulator has raised doubts over banks' ability to pass on the costs of higher capital requirements to consumers, a key threat lenders have made in recent policy debates.
Clancy Yeates There is widespread "mischief" and even "abuse" in how financial services firms treat a key system for detecting misconduct, ASIC says.
Paul Smith and Clancy Yeates Corporate technology and governance experts say apparent bribery within the Commonwealth Bank's IT department raises questions for investors about the oversight of decision-making.
Clancy Yeates Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's says the major banks' financial position would be strengthened by David Murray's plan to require their mortgage books to be better capitalised.
Clancy Yeates About a third of the 40 funds reviewed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority were found to have conflict of interest frameworks that were "weak" or "vulnerable."
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank and Macquarie Group executives will appear this week before a closed-door parliamentary hearing, where they are set to be quizzed on their dealings with the corporate regulator.
Clancy Yeates A former Commonwealth Bank executive charged with bribery offences had risen to a senior position at the country’s biggest bank, and had been tipped to climb even higher.
Clancy Yeates Parliamentary criticism of NAB's UK arm has raised the risk it may face higher costs from compensating victims of misselling, which could affect float plans.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank chief Andrew Thorburn has conceded there is a need for better processes to detect bad financial advice and inform customers who may be affected, after recent revelations of...
Clancy Yeates and Shaun Drummond Brokers are highlighting the potential for banks to face further constraints in the lucrative home loan business.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank's United Kingdom arm faces fresh criticism over the mis-selling of complex interest rate hedging products.
Clancy Yeates Online classifieds giant Carsales.com and its majority-owned Stratton Finance are taking a $10 million equity stake in peer-to-peer RateSetter, in an effort to expand the "disruptive" form of lending...
Clancy Yeates One of the Commonwealth Bank's top executives has questioned whether the emerging peer-to-peer lending sector will be able to survive if interest rates climb.
Clancy Yeates Even supporters of privatisation are concerned about the incentives being offered to states for asset sales
Clancy Yeates Goldman Sachs says the lenders look vulnerable to a weakening economy and tougher industry regulations.
Clancy Yeates Paper concludes that even if house prices plunged by a quarter, bank losses would only be "limited".