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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Australia has one of the world’s biggest pools of private retirement savings, but retirees are among the most fearful they’ll outlive their nest eggs.
Clancy Yeates Bank of Queensland chief executive Jon Sutton✓ has vowed to lift the bank's low rate of home loan growth, in the face of competition that he says is near the most ferocious he has seen.
Clancy Yeates Macquarie Group appears to be bucking the weakness engulfing rivals such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bank of America.
Clancy Yeates Stockbroker Charlie Aitken is taking a more upbeat view on the major Australian banks, saying the sector's high dividends makes it a good bet in an environment of record-low yields.
Clancy Yeates OzForex shares fell sharply this morning after it said Westpac had ended its relationship with the payments company as part of a wider move to exit the remittance sector.
Clancy Yeates While most of us were on holidays, something happened off the coast of Gladstone in Queensland that will have hip-pocket implications for consumers across the eastern states.
Clancy Yeates Banks are slicing interest rates on popular online savings accounts, as competition for deposits wanes and costs are pushed up by new regulations.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank is seeking to lift its exposure to the fast-growing Indian economy, as the government pushes for financial services to be part of any free trade agreement.
Clancy Yeates Peer-to-peer lenders have posted spectacular growth overseas. How big a threat are they to local banks?
Clancy Yeates Business credit growth looks unlikely to pick up from its sluggish pace over the coming months, according to new figures showing demand for loans slowed late last year.
Clancy Yeates Australian bank profit growth is likely to be slowed down this year by higher bad-debt charges and hot competition for customers, a new report from Fitch Ratings says.
Clancy Yeates Fraudsters are using a phone service for people with hearing or speech impairments as part of a scam in which customers' money is stolen by hacking into bank accounts.
Clancy Yeates When investors think about risks facing banks, climate change is rarely front of mind. This could be about to change, amid warnings of a "carbon bubble."
Clancy Yeates Shares in the Commonwealth Bank have jumped to a record high above $85, as analysts say concerns over the financial system inquiry's impact may have been overstated.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers Two of Australia's biggest banks, NAB and ANZ, have signalled they are confident of being well-placed to meet tougher capital rules stemming from the government's financial system inquiry.
Clancy Yeates The bank, which has been a key target of environmentalists because of its large exposure to the resources sector, says the power stations it funds emit less carbon than the national average.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank is in a stand-off with union representatives over working conditions, despite offering many staff pay rises well above the rate of wage growth across the economy.
Clancy Yeates When it comes to the currency, it seems there is no pleasing Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens.
James Thomson, Clancy Yeates, James Eyers National Australia Bank has taken another step in its bid to exit the British market, selling a £1.2 billion ($2.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank's lending to big carbon emitters will be under the spotlight at this week's annual meeting of shareholders, after other banks have boosted their disclosure of climate-change risks.