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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Banks say turning back to Labor's financial advice laws will make it harder for them to offer key types of advice to customers, because they will face heightened legal uncertainty.
Clancy Yeates and Ruth Liew Financial planners will have to start contacting hundreds of thousands of customers and ask them if they want to remain clients from mid next year if the Senate votes to a return to Labor's financial...
Gareth Hutchens, Clancy Yeates, Ruth Liew The financial planning industry faces a frantic scramble to comply with federal law changes governing how they deal with customers after a dramatic day in the Senate.
Clancy Yeates Westpac has overtaken the Commonwealth Bank as the big four lender with the highest customer satisfaction rating, after a year in which CBA's reputation has been tarnished by a financial planning...
Clancy Yeates Westpac has overtaken the Commonwealth Bank as the major lender with the highest customer satisfaction rating after a year in which CBA's reputation has been tarnished by a financial planning scandal.
Clancy Yeates If cross-bench and Opposition Senators block the Coalition's rollback of Labor's financial advice laws, as they plan to, we will revert to laws put in place by the Gillard government.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank customers have until late January to sign up to a class action over about $40 million in bank fees, which the bank is moving to settle.
Clancy Yeates There is a growing expectation regulators will soon introduce lending restrictions, known as "macroprudential" policies. But how much difference would this really make?
James Eyers, Clancy Yeates and Ruth Liew Australian banks have the green light to expand branch networks in China, local fund managers will be able to invest on behalf of Chinese institutions, and Australian insurers will write Chinese...
Max Mason, Ruth Liew, Clancy Yeates, Stephen Cauchi, Tim Binsted The Australian business community has hailed the finalisation of a free trade agreement with China as bringing opportunities throughout the economy including financial services, agriculture and...
Clancy Yeates Former National Australia Bank chief Cameron Clyne received a pay cut of more than $1 million in his statutory remuneration after millions in performance shares lapsed in the last financial year.
Clancy Yeates Incoming Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer faces market pressure to cut costs by closing low-returning branches, as he puts technology at the centre of the bank's growth strategy.
Clancy Yeates Preventing taxpayer-funded rescues of the world's biggest banks will be one of the top priorities for global leaders meeting in Brisbane this weekend.
Clancy Yeates New Westpac chief executive Brian Hartzer has pledged to maintain strong shareholder returns by focusing on technology and lifting efficiency at Australia's second-largest bank.
Clancy Yeates Third time lucky: Gail Kelly's successor has been overlooked for the top jobs at ANZ and Commonwealth Bank before rising to the helm at Westpac.
Max Mason, Clancy Yeates Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly is stepping down from the bank she has led since 2008.
Clancy Yeates Westpac chief executive Gail Kelly's pay jumped to $12.8 million last financial year, making her the highest-paid boss of a retail bank in Australia.
Clancy Yeates Australian banking regulation needs to find the right balance between growth and safety, CBA chief Ian Narev says ahead of G20.
Clancy Yeates Australia's big banks are quietly making significant cuts to the interest rates paid on term deposits, as lenders compete less keenly for household savings.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers G20 leaders gathering in Brisbane this weekend will consider a plan to protect taxpayers from bailing-out failing banks by making the world's most important lenders more able to absorb losses in a...