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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Three of Australia's biggest banks are expected to reward yield-hungry investors by unveiling higher dividends amid predictions that low default rates by borrowers will continue to boost the sector's...
Clancy Yeates In March 2011, Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly made what now looks like a bold promise.
Clancy Yeates After years of sub-par growth in New Zealand, signs of economic recovery bode well for Australia.
Clancy Yeates and Jonathan Shapiro The return of cheap and easy access to financing for lenders has sparked fears that Australia's heavily geared household sector may take on too much debt.
Clancy Yeates NAB's head of personal banking says fierce competition is pressuring profit margins.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank's head of personal banking says fierce competition in the $1.2 trillion mortgage market is pressuring profit margins from home lending, as lenders scramble to win customers.
Clancy Yeates Interest rates on online saver accounts are drifting down despite no official moves from the Reserve Bank, in a sign banks are competing less fiercely for deposits.
Clancy Yeates Few companies have the power to affect every facet of Australia's financial system like the big four.
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank customers were left stranded on Tuesday after a computer meltdown prevented people from withdrawing cash from ATMs, using EFTPOS, or accessing their accounts online.
Clancy Yeates One of China's most powerful banks is seeking to strike better deals when its invests in Australia, as part of a global push to improve the quality of its lending.
Clancy Yeates 'Nightmare' scenario of using new techniques while customers withdraw cash from ATMs.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank aims to provide Australian companies easier access to Chinese government-controlled capital, under a widened agreement with the powerful China Development Bank.
Clancy Yeates Millions of dollars are stolen each year through the 'skimming' of people's bank details when they are making a transaction.
Clancy Yeates Wealth giant AMP is urging the government to consider higher capital charges for Australia's big four.
Clancy Yeates Why do Australians pay so much for the management of their retirement savings?
Clancy Yeates The banks expect to benefit from closer trade ties in the region via increased demand for services.
Clancy Yeates Applications for credit cards and personal loans have risen to their highest since the GFC.
Clancy Yeates CBA says app will give companies information previously unavailable without number-crunching.
Clancy Yeates Australia's big banks are throwing their support behind the government's plan to roll back parts of Labor's financial advice reforms.
Clancy Yeates Westpac's Australian boss Brian Hartzer says the bank's move to grow more aggressively in home loans and credit cards is starting to pay off, as household borrowing picks up.