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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates Westpac Banking Corp's information technology systems have prevented it joining the other major banks to raise mortgage interest rates in response to growing regulatory pressures.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank is raising interest rates on interest-only home loans, a move it says is aimed at slowing down housing investor credit growth.
Clancy Yeates ANZ and CBA maintain that the regulator's 10 per cent a year cap on housing investor credit growth is a key reason for their moves to raise rates for these customers by 0.27 percentage points.
Clancy Yeates The biggest bank in the country is jacking up interest rates for housing investors, as lenders act to rein in the boom in borrowing by landlord buyers.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank is repaying 62,000 wealth customers a total of $25 million after internal errors meant clients were not paid all the money they were owed.
Clancy Yeates Australia's mining and finance giants are being urged to publish more information about the way they support the mental health of their staff, with a new report finding these industries lag overseas...
Clancy Yeates ANZ Banking Group is raising interest rates on home loans held by property investors 0.27 percentage points, the most dramatic step yet by a bank to comply with a clampdown on lending to landlords.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers ANZ Bank describes the task of building capital as "certainly manageable".
Clancy Yeates Commonwealth Bank, Westpac, National Australia Bank and Macquarie Group will need to set aside more loss-absorbing capital for every dollar lent in home loans.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates CBA chief Ian Narev says facing customers who had been let down by the bank were among the worst moments of his career.
Clancy Yeates Big bank customers are likely to face higher borrowing costs due to new rule changes unveiled on Monday.
Clancy Yeates Australia's big banks have raised the smallest amount from wholesale funding markets in several years so far in 2015, after the Greek debt crisis cast a shadow over global credit markets.
Clancy Yeates The time it takes to save a deposit for a typical house in Australia's biggest cities is at or close to record levels, new figures show.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank has indicated it will soon sell its final 28.5 per cent stake in US lender Great Western Bank.
Clancy Yeates Australia's near 1.3 million landlords claimed a combined $12 billion in tax breaks from loss-making investment properties in the latest year covered by official data.
Clancy Yeates The Reserve Bank has backed a review of negative gearing as part of a broader discussion about tax, saying it and other policies may encourage debt-fuelled property speculation.
Clancy Yeates Financial system inquiry chair David Murray has backed the banking regulator's approach to making the industry more resilient to shocks, even though it fell short of supporting all his...
Clancy Yeates Westpac's plans to sell its banks in Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands have been put on hold after discussions with regulators in each country prevented deals from going ahead.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers Analysts are predicting Commonwealth Bank of Australia and ANZ Banking Group will be forced to strengthen their balance sheets to avoid slipping behind rivals.
Clancy Yeates After all the pain big banks caused in the global financial crisis, making them safer is one of the top goals of regulators around the world.