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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank is lifting its presence in the fast-growing Indian market
Clancy Yeates A senior Reserve Bank official has signalled the central bank remains unconvinced by the case for rules to rein in higher-risk lending in Australia's housing market.
Big mortgage, big discount: Major interest rate cuts on offer as competition for best borrowers heats up
Clancy Yeates Banks are granting deeper discounts to customers who take out big mortgages, with some lenders offering the biggest reductions in advertised rates since before the global financial crisis.
Clancy Yeates Some 95 per cent of the extra credit extended by banks since mid-2012 has financed residential or commercial property, according to an analysis that highlights the lopsided nature of the post-mining...
Clancy Yeates Banking giant HSBC aims to double its share of the $1.3 trillion mortgage market within three years.
Clancy Yeates Foreign investors may be helping to push up the prices of some Australian homes, but are probably not crowding out first home buyers, the Reserve Bank says.
Clancy Yeates Suncorp Bank is making a long-term shift away from lending to customers with small deposits, which it hopes will limit the impact of an inevitable rise in interest rates.
Clancy Yeates Banks are lending more to higher-risk home buyers with deposits of less than 20 per cent.
Jacob Greber and Clancy Yeates Regulator says debt-fuelled rise in prices threatens to create complacency in banks.
Clancy Yeates Banks are increasingly engaging in higher-risk mortgage lending, prompting a warning from regulators that the good times might not last
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank's plans to break into Thailand's economy received a boost after receiving permission to establish a subsidiary in the troubled nation.
Clancy Yeates Fixed mortgage rates look set to stay at historic lows for at least the next few months, as banks try to pinch each other's customers and investors bet the Reserve Bank will leave official rates on...
Clancy Yeates Fixed mortgage rates look set to stay at historic lows for at least the next few months.
Clancy Yeates Australian banks are increasingly turning to overseas investors to raise low-cost funding through covered bonds, as lenders look to exploit benign conditions on global credit markets.
Clancy Yeates The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority faces renewed questions over whether it is moving too aggressively in implementing global capital rules, as part of a new inquiry focusing on the...
Clancy Yeates Superannuation funds are on track to deliver returns of more than 10 per cent for the second financial year in a row, as retirement savings are propelled higher by a global surge in shares.
Clancy Yeates Just as NAB's British business is starting to stage signs of recovery, shareholders face another source of uncertainty: a Scottish independence vote.
Clancy Yeates Australians aren't as far ahead on their mortgages as is commonly believed, meaning one safety buffer the RBA says will protect home owners against an economic downturn is smaller than many think.
Clancy Yeates One of the safety buffers the RBA says will protect homeowners against an economic downturn is smaller than many think.
Clancy Yeates A senior Reserve Bank official has warned first home buyers against taking on too much debt in order to buy property, saying the squeeze on this part of the market is probably temporary or ''cyclical.