RBS takes a gamble on P2P lending

P2P concept is untested in anything other than an environment of ultra-low interest rates

Banks risk losing an arm with branch cuts

Leaving the high street risks alienating elderly, wealthy clients

ECB’s bond move whets appetite for QE

Markets want more than just purchase of covered bonds from lenders

Banks warned of stiffer penalties

Fed official says Wall Street not doing enough to end misconduct

Wall Street wants cyber security group

Group calls for inter-agency government task force

Credit Suisse sued over Azerbaijan venture

Georgian businessman claims bank failed to get best price

Goldman clash sheds light on Libyan fund

$1bn court case also closely eyed for banking world revelations

Basel to speed up leverage ratio work

Fast-track of process means rule may be unveiled in 2015 or 2016

Bank of England warns on bankers’ pay

Cunliffe says staff costs may have to fall to reflect shrunken returns

City watchdog in private warnings blitz

Financial Conduct Authority issues 62 so far this year

UK banks should have fewer complaints

Reform will have a positive impact on the City’s reputation as a stable banking centre

M&A deal failure at highest since 2008

A total of $573bn worth of deals have been withdrawn so far, compared with $640bn in 2008

Banks scale back global ambitions

Failure to achieve scale or profit forces retail withdrawal

Fintech sector complains at bank conduct

British businesses say growth is being obstructed by lack of finance

RBS to enter P2P lending market

High street bank plans online platform launch before end of year

HSH Nordbank braced for ECB assets probe

Landesbanken concerned by shipping writedowns

US banks: regulation did not kill stars

Some lenders do not seem as profitable as they were a decade ago

Banks compete to offer best incentives

JPMorgan covers cost of sex change operations for staff and partners

‘Limited and gradual’ the BoE’s only constant

Chief economist sees rates lower for longer

Banks make progress on home loan access

US regulators close to clarifying rules over low-credit borrowers

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