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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Banks are increasingly offering borrowers cold hard cash in an attempt to sign them up as mortgage customers.
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.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank has cut a range of fixed home loan interest rates, as competition in the mortgage market heats up.
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.
Clancy Yeates ANZ chief executive Mike Smith has sold $17.3 million of shares in the bank.
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.
Clancy Yeates World Bank's managing director concedes banking rules will restrict infrastructure lending.
Clancy Yeates Minister Bruce Billson says the APRA has gone too far with rules to make banks safer.
Clancy Yeates The world's biggest economies vow to get tough on tax dodging by multinational companies.
Clancy Yeates and Glenda Kwek Finance ministers say they will act to unlock trillions of dollars in infrastructure investment.
Clancy Yeates Policies that force banks to withdraw capital from financial system threaten to choke growth.
Clancy Yeates The second most senior Goldman Sachs executive has warned the world risks sowing the seeds of the next financial crisis through regulation aimed at making banks safer.
Clancy Yeates Australia’s financial regulator has hit back at bank lobbying for safeguard rules to be watered down.
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank boss throws his support behind government's tough stance on bailouts for failing businesses, saying Australians must recognise they face a more challenging economic climate.
Clancy Yeates The Commonwealth Bank has delivered a better than expected half year cash profit of $4.27 billion.
Clancy Yeates ANZ chief executive says its big customers in Asia continue to benefit from region's growth.
Glenda Kwek and Clancy Yeates ANZ chief Mike Smith urges governments to provide tax breaks to businesses setting up in regions hit by the exodus of car manufacturers.
Glenda Kwek, Clancy Yeates ANZ chief Mike Smith has urged governments to provide tax breaks to businesses setting up in regions hit by the exodus of car manufacturers, amid fears the loss of tens of thousands of jobs in...
Clancy Yeates Australian bank profits tipped to receive further boost from low bad debt charges in 2014.
Clancy Yeates Australian bank profits are tipped to receive a further boost from falling bad debt charges in 2014, after ANZ Bank's quarterly results revealed a significant improvement in credit quality.