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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates The Commonwealth Bank has offered customers more than half a million dollars in compensation for poor financial advice since it opened a sweeping review of past financial advice in July last year.
James Eyers and Clancy Yeates Rising property prices, household debt and unemployment have increased the risks in bank mortgage books, says Philip Lowe, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers The major banks' clampdown on lending to landlord buyers is set to help Reserve Bank keep interest rates at record lows by dampening the investor-led housing boom, economists predict.
Clancy Yeates Westpac is hiring Commonwealth Bank executive Lyn Cobley to replace its long-serving institutional boss, Rob Whitfield, who is leaving the bank after missing out on the top job last year.
Clancy Yeates Bank of Queensland has moved to apply more thorough affordability checks for home loans, after the corporate regulator found its processes did not comply with responsible lending laws.
Clancy Yeates Westpac will cap interest discounts for investors as APRA ramps up the pressure on the banks to curb growth in investor loans.
Clancy Yeates Westpac has followed the other major banks to slow the rapid growth rates in loans to landlords as regulatory pressure over Sydney's red-hot housing market intensifies.
Clancy Yeates Macquarie Group has joined the growing number of banks charging property investors higher interest rates, as it faces pressure to curb a rapid expansion in home lending.
Clancy Yeates and James Eyers Banks are taking immediate steps to slow the rapid growth in lending to property investors, in response to action by regulators to prevent the housing market from overheating.
Clancy Yeates Small Business Minister Bruce Billson is pushing ahead to extend unfair contract laws to cover small-business customers, despite bank threats the move will push up borrowing costs.
Clancy Yeates Banks are trying to woo savers by offering better rates on some longer-term loans.
Clancy Yeates and Mark Mulligan New lending rules could mean bigger interest rate discounts for borrowers who live in the home they are borrowing against.
Clancy Yeates Banks are eyeing a cut from the government's $5.5 billion in tax perks for small-business owners.
Clancy Yeates First home buyers in NSW are loading up on nearly 25 per cent more debt than they were when the Reserve Bank began cutting official interest rates, as buyers scramble to get a foot in the door.
Clancy Yeates Australian banks face challenges from the rising likelihood of a long-term "correction" in the housing market, credit ratings agency Moody's has warned.
Clancy Yeates Australian Prudential Regulation Authority chairman Wayne Byres has backed banks acting early to raise their capital levels, and warned that he expects credit growth in the red-hot investor housing...
Mathew Dunckley and Clancy Yeates Retailers are set for a sales rush in the wake of a generous tax break for small businesses that will encourage spending on everything from office supplies and computers to fencing and cars.
Clancy Yeates Joe Hockey has brought the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's registry business a step closer to privatisation after last year's budget flagged it as an asset that could be put on the...
Clancy Yeates Fly-in fly-out workers are set to lose access to a tax break for living in remote areas, a change that will save the budget $325 million.
Clancy Yeates Backpackers and others on working holidays will be stung with higher income tax bills as a result of tougher new rules.