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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates Two of Australia's largest banks are warning that interest rates could rise if they are made to carry more capital.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank of Australia says the federal government's $500 million-a-year tax on bank deposits might be passed on to customers.
Clancy Yeates Banks face growing competition from nascent online industries including peer-to-peer lending, which allow savers to directly fund borrowers via a digital platform, and crowdfunding, which raises an...
Clancy Yeates Westpac is pledging to cut the time and paperwork involved in assessing credit applications for its small business customers through a new online system, as it eyes a bigger slice of the market.
Clancy Yeates Sydney's housing investors are ignoring repeated warnings about the growing the risks in bricks and mortar.
Clancy Yeates Banks say they pay more than one-third of the tax paid by ASX 200 companies.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has issued a fresh warning about the rising risk of a significant fall in house prices if "speculative demand" fuelled by cheap credit continues to drive the property market.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank's latest salvo on house prices is another reminder that the country's top economic minds are nervous about the risks building in pockets of the property market.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has warned there is a rising risk of a significant fall in house prices if "speculative demand" fuelled by record low interest rates continues to push up prices.
James Eyers, Clancy Yeates and Jonathan Shapiro The politicisation of the federal debt position poses a threat to the nation's AAA credit rating, David Murray says.
Clancy Yeates Technological change is opening up new forms of competition but also potentially adding new risks.
Clancy Yeates and Jonathan Shapiro Australia is being "picked off" by online foreign exchange brokers that are able to offer clients extremely high leverage, ASIC says.
Clancy Yeates The banking regulator has raised doubts over banks' ability to pass on the costs of higher capital requirements to consumers, a key threat lenders have made in recent policy debates.
Clancy Yeates There is widespread "mischief" and even "abuse" in how financial services firms treat a key system for detecting misconduct, ASIC says.
Paul Smith and Clancy Yeates Corporate technology and governance experts say apparent bribery within the Commonwealth Bank's IT department raises questions for investors about the oversight of decision-making.
Clancy Yeates Global credit rating agency Standard & Poor's says the major banks' financial position would be strengthened by David Murray's plan to require their mortgage books to be better capitalised.
Clancy Yeates About a third of the 40 funds reviewed by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority were found to have conflict of interest frameworks that were "weak" or "vulnerable."
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank and Macquarie Group executives will appear this week before a closed-door parliamentary hearing, where they are set to be quizzed on their dealings with the corporate regulator.
Clancy Yeates A former Commonwealth Bank executive charged with bribery offences had risen to a senior position at the country’s biggest bank, and had been tipped to climb even higher.
Clancy Yeates Parliamentary criticism of NAB's UK arm has raised the risk it may face higher costs from compensating victims of misselling, which could affect float plans.