Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates

Clancy Yeates reports on banking and finance and is a former Canberra business correspondent.

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Using super to pay for infrastructure

Clancy Yeates Super funds are flush with funds and we need more tunnels and bridges - is this a marriage made in heaven?

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MySuper: It pays to get 'engaged'

Clancy Yeates This year brings good news for people who just aren't that interested in their superannuation. And let's face it - that's many of us.

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Wage rise paranoia by bosses

Wage rise paranoia.

Clancy Yeates Lately, you could be forgiven for thinking Australia was facing some kind of wage explosion. But nothing could be further from the truth.

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Dividends put shares in a class of their own

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Clancy Yeates If you're comparing different asset classes, shares have one significant advantage at the moment: the dividends.

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Home loan payments provide a buffer

Deal to the mortgage.

Clancy Yeates With interest rates at record lows, households are taking the chance to get ahead on their mortgages.

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Price of tradables inflates risk

Clancy Yeates What do tobacco, fruit and vegetables and overseas trips have in common? Ask an economist.

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Time to shop around for cut-price credit

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Clancy Yeates Banks are competing fiercely to sign up more customers in anticipation of stronger credit growth. This means many are offering cut-price home loans

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Aussie gets the wobblies against the kiwi

Clancy Yeates It's not just on the rugby field that New Zealand is enjoying a period of dominance over Australia.

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Light at the end of the tunnel for savers

Clancy Yeates You wouldn't guess it but almost two-thirds of households don't have a mortgage.

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Battling against the online tide

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Tarnya Cook who does most of her online shopping online.

Clancy Yeates The rapid rise of online retail has been looking a lot less spectacular in recent months.

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Rates are low and fixing's fine but a mix is even better

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Clancy Yeates With interest rates staying at low, low levels for at least another two months, is now a good time to lock in a fixed-rate mortgage?

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Economy struggling to generate enough work

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Clancy Yeates There are few clearer signs of Australia's patchy economy than the labour market.

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Riding high but it's a risky journey

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Clancy Yeates Some analysts say that after the banks' meteoric rise the capital gains may be reaching their limit.

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Shop around for a good insurance deal

Clancy Yeates This year's devastating start to the bushfire season has underlined the value of insuring the biggest asset many people own: their home.

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Low interest encourages risk-taking - but be prepared

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Clancy Yeates If you have savings on hand, where's the best place to put the money?

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Property investors hogging first-home market

Clancy Yeates What's more risky about a property boom based on investors?

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Credit card loyalty schemes not worth it for most of us

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Clancy Yeates At a time when many shoppers are turning away from credit cards, banks are devising ever more ways to get us spending on plastic.

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Paid parental leave no bundle of joy for investors

Clancy Yeates People planning to have children aren't the only ones who will be affected by the Abbott government's paid parental leave scheme.

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Asset allocation can be the decider in super funds

Clancy Yeates There's a lot to consider when picking a super fund. Perhaps the most important factor is how your money is spread out.

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Market is mirroring Australia's sporting fortunes

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Clancy Yeates Australia was once known for ''punching above its weight'' - a reputation that seems a distant memory today.