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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Standard & Poor's has cautioned against further stimulating the mortgage market, saying this would increase the risk of a housing bust and make Australia more vulnerable in a financial shock.
Clancy Yeates Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has delivered a blunt warning on the booming property market, highlighting the dangers of pumping up house prices from "already elevated" levels.
Clancy Yeates Aussie Home Loans founder John Symond says consumers don't need any more competition in the mortgage market, such is the rivalry among banks eager to lend money for housing.
Clancy Yeates Australia's top financial regulators say there is room for more competition in the $1.85 trillion superannuation sector, but they have failed to back the most radical proposals to bring down fees.
Clancy Yeates There is no doubt National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn has hit the ground running.
Clancy Yeates The Commonwealth Bank has conceded that ''general'' financial advice should in fact be renamed ''sales'', as banks scramble to repair the industry's battered image in the wake of scandals involving...
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates The big banks' ownership of alternate brands has been put in the spotlight by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.
Clancy Yeates NAB is offloading its United States business Great Western Bank through a stock market float, as new chief executive Andrew Thorburn signals his intent to clean up the bank's overseas operations.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has warned that moves to unleash more home loan competition could increase risk in the financial system by pumping even more credit into the housing market.
Clancy Yeates Australian Super chief executive Ian Silk says too many people working in financial services are using the compulsory retirement savings system to enrich themselves, rather than look after members'...
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates The financial system inquiry led by David Murray significantly underestimated the capital levels of Australia’s big banks which have been substantially strengthened since the financial crisis,...
Ben Butler and Clancy Yeates The corporate regulator has joined voices calling for financial advisers to hold a university degree, telling the Financial System Inquiry it supports the move because investment products are...
Clancy Yeates The giants of the financial sector will this week have their last big chance to make arguments to the financial system inquiry, chaired by former Commonwealth Bank boss David Murray.
Clancy Yeates Banks will ramp up their resistance to tougher rules designed to make them more resilient to shocks, as the financial system inquiry enters its final stages.
Clancy Yeates Banks are urging the government to reverse a Labor decision to take possession of "unclaimed" savings accounts after three years of inactivity.
Clancy Yeates Bank branches are avoiding the fate of other "bricks and mortar" stores that have lost customers to the internet, as lenders reinvent their shopfronts to emphasise sales and financial advice.
Clancy Yeates Google has no plans to take on the nation's big banks in payments by launching its "digital wallet" in the domestic market, says Australian managing director Maile Carnegie.
Clancy Yeates Australia may have little choice but to adopt “bail-in” rules that expose bank creditors to losses, due to our dependence on foreign capital, financial system inquiry chair David Murray...
Clancy Yeates Australia cannot ignore international moves to make banks safer just because our lenders survived the global financial crisis, a member of the government's financial system inquiry says.
Clancy Yeates Australia's economy is being held back by banks favouring home loans over lending to productive businesses, not-for-profit super funds will tell the government's financial system inquiry.