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Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.
Clancy Yeates Annual return in rental yields in Sydney and Melbourne are now near record lows. Personal finance editor John Collett and business reporter Clancy Yeates discuss.
Clancy Yeates HSBC Australia chief executive Tony Cripps says Australian banks will have advantages over regional rivals as they look to target the growing demand for financial services in the region.
Clancy Yeates Nine months after the carbon price was repealed, the good times are back for some of the most carbon-intensive electricity generators in the developed world.
Clancy Yeates The pace of house price growth is prompting more parents or other family members to put their assets on the line by guaranteeing home loans taken out by first home buyers, new figures show.
Clancy Yeates Peer-to-peer lenders are yet another rival eyeing a cut of the concentrated money-lending industry.
Clancy Yeates ANZ Bank successfully challenged a ruling that some credit card late payment fees were "extravagant, exorbitant and unconscionable".
Clancy Yeates A landmark ruling that credit card late payment fees charged by ANZ were illegal has been overturned on appeal in the full Federal Court.
Clancy Yeates Young professionals are becoming less loyal bank customers and are increasingly open to new forms of technology, underlining the potential for "disruption" in the industry, new research suggests.
Clancy Yeates While some fast-growing online businesses are highly visible, they are only a small part of the digital transformation that's sweeping the economy beneath the surface.
Clancy Yeates National Australia Bank head of personal banking Gavin Slater has questioned the extent to which a further interest rate cut can spark an economic rebound
Clancy Yeates New figures show the major banks have lopped between 65 and 88 basis points off their online "bonus" saver rates in the past year.
Clancy Yeates Surveys put total customer satisfaction at a 19-year high.
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.