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    1. July 24, 2015

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

      Cousin Zeb (fool looking at a poker game): Uh, is this a game of chance? Cuthbert J. Twillie (a dishonest player): Not...

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      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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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