Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.


Fixed-rate mortgage demand indicates only way is up for interest rates

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Clancy Yeates The country's biggest credit union, CUA, says a near record proportion of its customers are taking out fixed-rate home loans, a sign more borrowers believe the next move in official interest rates...

RBA looks at buffers to rein in harmful housing credit boom

Clancy Yeates Documents reveal Reserve Bank examined various options for limiting riskier lending.


RBA mulls higher home loan hurdles to curb risky lending

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Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank's preferred way of reining in a harmful housing credit boom would be to force banks to impose higher "buffers" to safeguard loan affordability in the event of future interest rate...


Global lenders challenge ANZ's push into Asia


Clancy Yeates Soft results from big Western banks in Asia have underlined the challenging environment facing ANZ as it encounters growing competition from global lenders targeting the region.

Phil Coffey becomes deputy chief executive at Westpac

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Clancy Yeates Westpac is reshuffling its senior executives, appointing long-serving finance chief Phil Coffey as deputy to chief executive Gail Kelly.


Gail Kelly's future in spotlight as Westpac shuffles deck

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Clancy Yeates Westpac is reshuffling its top executive ranks, promoting finance chief Phil Coffey to the newly-created role of deputy chief executive officer, in a move that is likely to reignite speculation over...


ANZ to appeal credit card late-payment fees ruling

Clancy Yeates and James Eyers ANZ will appeal the Federal Court's controversial ruling last month that it charged "extravagant, exorbitant and unconscionable" late-payment fees on credit cards


BoQ gets boost in battle with Big four banks

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Clancy Yeates Bank of Queensland's credit rating has been upgraded, in a change the regional lender says will help it compete with its bigger rivals.


Big four banks use cash-back deals to lure Australian mortgage customers

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Clancy Yeates The number of banks trying to lure customers with cash payments has increased sharply.


Money talks: Banks offering cash to entice customers

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Clancy Yeates Banks are increasingly offering borrowers cold hard cash in an attempt to sign them up as mortgage customers.


NAB lowers fixed loan rates as bonds fall

Clancy Yeates A slide in bond yields has pushed down banks' fixed borrowing costs, with National Australia Bank the latest lender to cut rates on a range of fixed-rate home loans.


NAB cuts fixed rates as competition heats up

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Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank has cut a range of fixed home loan interest rates, as competition in the mortgage market heats up.


NAB's Gavin Slater on bank's shift to people power

Clancy Yeates Three years after National Australia Bank claimed it was ''breaking up'' with its rivals, its strategy is undergoing a subtle but significant shift.


ANZ chief Mike Smith sells shares to buy property

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Clancy Yeates ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has sold $17.3 million of shares in the bank.


ANZ boss Mike Smith sells shares to fund new property

Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank chief executive Mike Smith has sold $17.3 million worth of shares in the bank, and will use some of the money to fund a property purchase.


New ways to fund infrastructure needed, says World Bank chief Bertrand Badre

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Clancy Yeates World Bank's managing director concedes banking rules will restrict infrastructure lending.


Loan regulations too strict, says Small Business Minister Bruce Billson

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Clancy Yeates Minister Bruce Billson says the APRA has gone too far with rules to make banks safer.

G20 Australia

G20 pledge to hit global company tax dodgers

Clancy Yeates The world's biggest economies vow to get tough on tax dodging by multinational companies.


G20 to act to unlock infrastructure investment

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors begin their annual meeting in Sydney

Clancy Yeates and Glenda Kwek Finance ministers say they will act to unlock trillions of dollars in infrastructure investment.


Goldman executive Gary Cohn tips another financial crisis

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Clancy Yeates Policies that force banks to withdraw capital from financial system threaten to choke growth.