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    1. March 23, 2015

      US regulators veto ‘living wills’ of RBS, HSBC and BNP Paribas

      US regulators vetoed the living wills of Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and BNP Paribas on Monday, ordering the banks to...

    2. March 23, 2015

      Wrangling over reserves blurs US bank performances

      Next week, finance departments at US banks will start scurrying to produce their first-quarter earnings statement. If...

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    1. March 19, 2015

      US struggles over severe bank risks

      America’s struggle to decide which banks pose grave threats to the financial system was laid bare on Thursday as Republicans...

    2. March 15, 2015

      US urged to help over laundering curbs

      The US Treasury department should allow banks in the US to share suspicious activity reports with overseas branches to help...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 11, 2015

      Cheap vs smart (it doesn't matter, beta wins)

      Here’s an argument to cheer the hearts of anyone who thinks wealth management fees are too high: Adam Nash, Wealthfront...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      US bank assets, then and now

      We know there’s been a great deal of change on the asset-side of banks’ balance sheets since the crisis. But if you ever...

    5. February 25, 2015

      JPMorgan plans branch closures amid switch to mobile apps

      JPMorgan Chase had for years been building its retail footprint, adding branches as recently as 2013 to fill out the network...

    6. January 23, 2015

      Keeping faith with the land of the free

      You’ll probably be hearing a lot this weekend about the prospects for Europe. But my mind is elsewhere. By far the biggest...

    7. January 9, 2015

      A history lesson on the perils facing oil and gas investors

      “Yeah, that’s what it says in the third-grade books, but in the sixth-grade books it’s different”. Oklahoma gas developer on...

    8. December 11, 2014

      Fed’s capital drive tests business model at US banks

      Jamie Dimon has long laid claim to a “fortress balance sheet”. Even before he ran JPMorgan Chase, as chief executive of Bank...

    9. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2014

      Fed of mystery and supplementary normalisation tools

      If analyst comments in our inbox are anything to go by, the latest FOMC minutes, released on Wednesday, provided nothing...

    10. November 20, 2014

      Goldman fires staff for alleged NY Fed breach

      Goldman Sachs has fired an investment banker who allegedly accessed confidential information from the Federal Reserve Bank...

    11. November 7, 2014

      Banks fail to rein in risky lending despite watchdog crackdown

      Banks have failed to rein in risky leveraged lending despite a crackdown by regulators, who found they continued to have...

    12. November 3, 2014

      Living wills raise liquidity fears

      US and European banks fear they will be forced to boost their cash reserves by tens of billions of dollars to win regulatory...

    13. October 3, 2014

      There will be a price to pay for banker-bashing

      Politicians live for today. If the public demands a pound of flesh, they’ll get them five. They’ll create straw men and fuel...

    14. FT Alphaville

      September 5, 2014

      All about the eurodollars

      Whilst everyone was focused on the ECB on Thursday… … the Fed pulled this little snippet out of its bag: As part of the...

    15. August 31, 2014

      US banking: too small to fail

      The largest US banks may still be “too big to fail”. The answer will only come in the next crisis. In the meantime, one...

    16. August 17, 2014

      Fed blow to banks over ‘living wills’

      Global banks can no longer assume continuing access to the Federal Reserve’s discount lending window as an element of their...

    17. August 14, 2014

      US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

      A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

    18. August 8, 2014

      US banks: living wills

      Planning life after death is tricky for most mortals. For “too big to fail” banks, the exercise is turning out to be a real...

    19. August 7, 2014

      ‘No more bank bailouts’ cannot be an empty slogan

      Sometimes it is hard to state the obvious. Your spouse’s middle-aged bulge. Your boss’s bad breath. You are aware of it but...

    20. August 5, 2014

      US watchdogs reject banks’ ‘living wills’

      Big US and European banks failed to deliver adequate “living wills” to show how they could be wound up in a future crisis,...

    21. July 15, 2014

      Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

      Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

    22. July 14, 2014

      Citigroup weathers $7bn MBS settlement

      Citigroup investors have looked past the bank’s $7bn settlement of a US government probe into the sale of mortgage-backed...

    23. June 20, 2014

      Investment bank chairman Kelly leaves Citigroup

      Ned Kelly, chairman of Citigroup’s investment bank, is leaving the company, according to people familiar with the matter....

    24. April 7, 2014

      US regulators to finalise tougher bank leverage ratio rule

      US regulators are expected to finalise a leverage ratio rule on Tuesday that is aimed at making it harder for the largest US...

    25. March 14, 2014

      FDIC sues banks over Libor manipulation

      The US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation sued more than a dozen banks from Barclays to Citigroup over losses attributed...

    26. March 11, 2014

      Fannie and Freddie shares plunge on Senate bill

      Shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac plunged on Tuesday after Senate leaders released a bipartisan plan to unwind the US...

    27. March 3, 2014

      Subpoenas raise fears on Citi compliance

      Concerns over Citigroup’s compliance with anti money-laundering rules deepened on Monday when the bank disclosed it received...

    28. February 12, 2014

      Banks left guessing on Volcker rule

      The world’s largest banks could be left scrambling to meet a key reporting date for the Volcker rule because US regulators...

    29. February 3, 2014

      US banks: relief of release

      Building reserves is slow and painful – releasing them, pure pleasure. US banks have released more than $100bn of loan loss...

    30. January 27, 2014

      Santander appoints Sheila Bair as independent director

      Banco Santander has appointed Sheila Bair, a former regulator and an outspoken critic of big banks, as an independent...

    31. January 20, 2014

      Finance: Bucking the trend

      The opening ceremony of the first US bank to be created in three years began, fittingly, with a prayer. Less congruous was...

    32. December 27, 2013

      Regulators eye exemption to part of Volcker

      US regulators are considering an exemption to part of the Volcker rule which has triggered a legal challenge from smaller...

    33. December 23, 2013

      Regulators face legal threat on Volcker

      The American Bankers Association on Monday threatened to file a lawsuit against US regulators if they do not suspend a...

    34. December 20, 2013

      US regulators seek to ease Volcker fears

      US regulators have sought to ease the fears of small lenders that they would have to take billions of dollars of losses...

    35. December 19, 2013

      US bill creates new bankruptcy provision for large banks

      Two Republican senators on Thursday proposed a bill they say would end taxpayer funded bailouts for large banks by creating...

    36. December 18, 2013

      US banks urge Volcker rule clarification

      US banks are urging regulators to clarify an aspect of the Volcker rule that relates to their ability to hold certain...

    37. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Sterling to Carney: Paul notes that sterling is now appreciating too much and that any...

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      December 18, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Equity markets in Asia were trading as if the chances of the Federal Reserve pulling back on its bond-buying...

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