Apollo in talks to buy BES insurance arm

Tranquilidade could be sold for €200m

Goldman and Morgan Stanley in DoJ talks

Banks look to settle allegations they mis-sold securities

week in review

Week in review, August 23

Berkshire, Apple, BHP Billiton, and car parts suppliers featured

Bankers brace for a brave new world

BofA settlement closes a chapter in history of the crisis

Digital disruption hits bricks and mortar

Property portals Rightmove and Zoopla hand control to homeowners

Chinese banks: hard truths

Preference share sales need to come with a clean-up

US government’s 36bn-dollar man

West’s approach brings in record mortgage fines for DoJ

Techs would be weaker without banks

Bankers are more important than the tech chieftains realise

Crowdsharing shakes up traditional sectors

Consumers cut out the middlemen in favour of online services

LSE plans £938m rights issue for US deal

Exchange taps shareholders to fund Russell acquisition

Co-op Bank slashes first-half losses

Lender loses 38,000 current account customers after near collapse

Friends Life seeks buyer for international arm

Sale could fetch as much as £600m

Bramson steps up pressure on Electra

Activist aims to appoint himself and Brindle to board

Yellen sees Jackson Hole return to roots

Wall Street economists excluded from this year’s conference

US’s role as world bank regulator

DFS made inventive use of settlement stipulations to extend its reach

Quindell shares fall over cash flow fears

Morningstar: Force to be reckoned with

The research firm’s five-star rating system gives it great power

Phoenix chief warns on insurance probe

Banks bypassed by intellectual capital

Silicon Valley is finding that bankers are not even necessary

Tech upstarts lay in ambush for bankers

The industry has been too busy tending its own backyard to notice the shoots of disruption

Challenge to lift BofA revenues after fines

StanChart’s NY settlement draws UAE ire

Gulf state warns of possible litigation from customers

European banks warn on Russian sanctions

Stand-off on Ukraine threatens Rabobank and Raiffeisen performance

Citigroup: banking in Japan

Exit from country would be unsurprising and late, but smart

BofA braced for $17bn settlement

Bank compliance comes under scrutiny

Regulators sharpen focus on money laundering

Vision Capital eyes IPO for BrightHouse

Rothschild to examine options for ‘rent-to-own’ retailer

MPC rebels break ranks

Dissident duo are dangerously close to the real economy

Goldman gives junior bankers 20% pay rise

Calm force during Goldman’s darkest hours

James Schiro, ‘Brooklyn guy’ who led PwC

Berkshire fined $1m over stakebuilding

Norway oil fund to double top team

Restructuring to tackle SWF’s ever-increasing size

ECB bank audit covers consultants in cash

Comprehensive assessment to cost about €500m

PE groups take a second bite at the apple

European groups opt to buy back companies they used to own

Citi eyes Japan retail banking exit

Move is part of global review of operations

Fears that StanChart looks accident prone

Investors concerned bank paying price for not taking DFS seriously

South Africa’s four big banks downgraded

Moody’s says move reflects ‘lower likelihood of systemic support’

StanChart hit by high-risk client ban

Bank to pay $300m in settlement with NY banking regulator

Montag takes greater role at BofA

Wall Street veteran becomes bank’s sole chief operating officer

Goldman withdraws request in Libya row

A pre-trial hearing in $1bn case is scheduled for early October


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