Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates

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


ANZ late payment credit card fees illegal: court

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Clancy Yeates Big banks could be forced to pay back more than $55 million in fees.


Gender balance: Finance chiefs want women to move up within their firms

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Clancy Yeates Senior figures in finance urge industry to raise number of women in top executive and director roles.

Hedge fund closer to trial in Goldman Sachs case

Clancy Yeates An Australian hedge fund that lost $US67 million when it bought toxic assets from investment bank Goldman Sachs is a step closer to having its day in court, after a New York court quashed Goldman...

Economic survey: Experts want financial inquiry to beef up consumer protection

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Clancy Yeates David Murray's financial system inquiry should examine ways to beef up consumer protection and improve disclosure standards for retail investors, some of the country's top economists say.


Court dismisses Goldman Sachs hedge fund appeal

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Clancy Yeates An Australian hedge fund that lost $US67 million when it bought toxic mortgages from Goldman Sachs is a step closer to having its day in court against the investment bank, after a New York court...


Higher confidence filtering through to borrowing, ANZ says

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Clancy Yeates ANZ says higher business confidence is finally prompting companies to increase borrowing.


Business confidence to lift borrowing, says ANZ


Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank says higher business confidence is finally prompting firms to increase their borrowing, a trend it expects to strengthen in 2014.


ANZ review after glitch forces $70m in home loan refunds


Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank is conducting a sweeping review all of its home loan, savings and small business accounts to ensure they are operating correctly, after a major glitch forced it to refund $70 million to...


Australian banks rush to lend $28.7 billion to Chinese borrowers


Clancy Yeates Australian banks' lending to Chinese borrowers has soared by 75 per cent in a year, as the industry rushes to lift its exposure to Asia's powerhouse economy.


NAB reports a loosening of the purse strings on credit cards


Clancy Yeates Households set to borrow more on credit cards, NAB's top retail banker has predicted.


Advance Australia fair? Maybe not

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Clancy Yeates Lots of national myths get bandied about on Australia Day, and a common one is that we are a fairly classless society.


Corporate reputations 'at risk' in emerging markets, experts say


Clancy Yeates Australian companies warned they face a growing risk as they push into developing countries.

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ANZ warns of super real estate risks


Clancy Yeates ANZ urges corporate regulator to be aware of looming risks in property market, highlighting potential dangers of geared real estate investment by self-managed super funds.


NAB sweetens personal loan, credit card offers in bid to boost consumer lending share


Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank is making a push to increase its share in consumer lending, cutting interest rates on personal loans and launching a new offer to woo more credit card customers.


Australian banks still overpriced, says Goldman Sachs

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Clancy Yeates Valuations of most of the big four Australian banks remain ‘‘stretched’’, investment bank Goldman Sachs says.


Small lenders take bigger share of fixed rate mortgage market

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Clancy Yeates Smaller lenders are making an aggressive push into the market for fixed-rate home loans, pinching a significant number of new customers from the big four last year.


A bank too big to fail is too big a risk

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Clancy Yeates The sheer size of Australia's banks is shaping up as one of the more interesting issues facing this year's inquiry into the financial system.


Regulatory tricks, to their credit, in our interest

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Clancy Yeates Figures show the average credit card balance fell by the largest proportion on record.

Banks' dividend growth cops a buffering

Clancy Yeates Australia's big banks could face headwinds in sustaining their strong rates of dividend growth, as a result of new rules requiring them to hold billions of dollars more in capital.


Watchdog clamp on UBS trades

Clancy Yeates The Australian arm of UBS has been forced to review internal processes and put $1 million towards financial literacy after some staff tried to manipulate a key local interest rate.