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      April 22, 2016

      Financial plumbing and the choice of balance sheet(s)

      This guest post from Manmohan Singh warns that while QE created excess reserves, removing those reserves from the...

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    1. April 15, 2016

      Bank regulators probe alleged ‘living wills’ leak

      Bank regulators in the US are probing an alleged leak on the eve of the first-quarter earnings season, as they battle...

    2. April 13, 2016

      Bank living wills: Citigroup leads the pack

      It has been so long since the financial crisis that Citigroup has emerged as a model institution. Perhaps the...

    3. April 13, 2016

      US rejects ‘living wills’ of five banks

      Five big US banks including JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America have been warned by regulators to reform or face harsh...

    4. Fast FT

      April 13, 2016

      Regulators reject 'living wills' of 5 big US banks

      Five big US banks including JPMorgan and Bank of America failed to deliver adequate “living wills” to show how they...

    5. April 12, 2016

      Complexity, not size, is the real danger in banking

      Poor Bernie Sanders. How can you expect to become US president if you are not familiar with the relative spheres of...

    6. April 7, 2016

      Marketplace lenders establish trade body

      Three of the biggest names in the US marketplace lending industry have combined to create a trade association, forming...

    7. April 1, 2016

      Sheila Bair to join board of online lender Avant

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    8. March 6, 2016

      Fears over US commercial property lending surge

      A surge in commercial property has fuelled the fastest annual expansion of US banks’ loan books since 2007, a sign of...

    9. December 16, 2015

      Banks win concessions as US regulator approves new swaps rules

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    10. FT Alphaville

      December 11, 2015

      WebBank: the ugly duckling behind the San Bernardino loan

      Few people had heard of WebBank before a Fox News report on Monday linked it with the terrorist attack in San...

    11. December 9, 2015

      Former BoE deputy Sir Paul Tucker to chair US advocacy group

      Paul Tucker, the former Bank of England deputy governor, has vowed to use his new role as chair of a regulatory...

    12. FT Alphaville

      December 3, 2015

      SoFi really wants you to think it isn't a bank

      Mike Cagney is one of those Silicon Valley entrepreneurs for whom humility is a foreign language. Since raising around...

    13. November 30, 2015

      US tries to boost access to 25m ‘unbanked’

      The Obama administration is launching a new push to boost access to financial services for the millions of Americans...

    14. November 10, 2015

      US banks said to hold $10tn of ‘risky’ trades

      The repeal of part of the Dodd-Frank financial reforms has left big US banks holding $10tn of “risky” derivatives...

    15. November 5, 2015

      Low oil lifts credit risk at US banks

      Stresses created by the low oil price are contributing to elevated credit risk in the US banking sector despite a...

    16. October 30, 2015

      US banks face $120bn shortfall under Federal Reserve plan

      Six of the biggest US banks would have to make up a $120bn shortfall in their long-term debt to boost the financial...

    17. October 28, 2015

      US banks hit out at collateral rules on derivatives trade

      Banks are reeling after rules finalised by US regulators, aimed at reducing the risk of trading esoteric derivatives,...

    18. October 11, 2015

      US banks build defences against downturn

      Wall Street’s biggest banks are beginning to build their defences against downturns, signalling an end to the steady...

    19. August 12, 2015

      Comment: Weakening leverage ratio undermines banks’ accounting

      The essence of banking is leverage. For every dollar of capital a bank’s owners contribute to its funding, some...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 6, 2015

      Is it a bank, a money transmitter, or a Silicon Valley shadow financier? No, it's just Paypal!

      In the US, what determines whether a payments company qualifies for money transmitter status (rather than bank or...

    21. July 30, 2015

      Ex-US banking regulator Bair resigns from Santander

      Sheila Bair, the former US banking regulator, has resigned from the board of Banco Santander, ending a sometimes...

    22. July 24, 2015

      Clearing houses are an over-clever way to prepare for a crisis

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    23. July 24, 2015

      US widens probe into Citigroup’s Mexican operations

      Citigroup’s troubles in Mexico deepened on Friday, as it emerged that the US government has stepped up a probe into the...

    24. June 26, 2015

      Puerto Rico: default in a warm place with good air links

      My friends in the international distressed asset business have been looking forward to the Puerto Rico debt crash and...

    25. June 4, 2015

      Niche bank drawn into global Fifa scandal

      Payments under scrutiny in the corruption investigations rocking Fifa at times made up almost a quarter of all deposits...

    26. May 14, 2015

      JPMorgan agrees mortgage deal with Ocwen Financial

      JPMorgan Chase has agreed to buy rights to service $45bn of prime mortgages from Ocwen Financial, the home-loan...

    27. May 11, 2015

      Rare US bank launch targets ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ values

      It was when Bill Greiner was denied a $2m loan to buy a building that he knew big banking was broken. This was May...

    28. FT Alphaville

      May 8, 2015

      The US government's not-so-secret plan to break up the banks?

      Bernie Sanders, US Senator and presidential candidate, has introduced legislation to force the biggest banks to break...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. January 11, 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...

    38. 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...

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