Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates

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


What 'skimming' costs Australians


Clancy Yeates Millions of dollars are stolen each year through the 'skimming' of people's bank details when they are making a transaction.


AMP makes pitch to stymie big four's dominance


Clancy Yeates Wealth giant AMP is urging the government to consider higher capital charges for Australia's big four.

Is your superannuation under supervision?

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Clancy Yeates Why do Australians pay so much for the management of their retirement savings?


Australia's big banks zero in on free trade deals in Asia

Clancy Yeates The banks expect to benefit from closer trade ties in the region via increased demand for services.


Applications for credit cards and personal loans at highest level since GFC, says Veda

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Clancy Yeates Applications for credit cards and personal loans have risen to their highest since the GFC.


Commonwealth Bank hopes business app will win new customers

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Clancy Yeates CBA says app will give companies information previously unavailable without number-crunching.


Banks fall in behind Coalition's financial advice reforms

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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.


Westpac reluctant to get into mortgage price fight

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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.


Former Westpac banker David St Pierre permanently banned


Clancy Yeates Banker who sold mortgages to 'elderly or vulnerable' customers permanently banned.


Former Westpac banker banned for selling loans to 'vulnerable' customers


Clancy Yeates A former Westpac banker who sold a 30-year mortgage to a 98 year-old woman has been banned from working in financial services by the corporate regulator.

Home loan borrowers with CUA choose fixed rates

Clancy Yeates CUA says a near-record proportion of customers are taking out fixed-rate home loans.


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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Thursday 13th January 2010
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Clancy Yeates The number of banks trying to lure customers with cash payments has increased sharply.