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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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....

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. FT Alphaville

    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...

  24. December 18, 2013

    JPMorgan sues FDIC for more than $1bn

    JPMorgan Chase sued the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on Tuesday, striking back against the government weeks after...

  25. December 10, 2013

    Volcker rule comes of age in spite of protests

    In the four years since Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, first called for a ban on banks trading with their...

  26. December 10, 2013

    Volcker vote ushers in new world order for banks

    The largest US banks were facing a new world order on Tuesday as regulators voted through the Volcker rule, which will make...

  27. December 8, 2013

    Wall St prepares Volcker rule legal challenges

    Wall Street is preparing possible legal challenges to the Volcker rule due to be adopted on Tuesday, as some of the largest...

  28. December 7, 2013

    Judge approves $500m BofA mortgage deal

    A US judge approved a $500m settlement between Bank of America and investors, including retirement funds, who claim they...

  29. December 5, 2013

    Volcker rule to give regulators flexibility

    The US “Volcker rule”, which bans banks from proprietary trading, will leave a grey area for regulators to police as they...

  30. December 3, 2013

    Volcker vote set for December 10

    US regulators on Tuesday said they plan to meet next week to vote on the long-awaited Volcker rule, which sceptics believed...

  31. December 3, 2013

    Finance: Main Street fights back

    A few months after President Barack Obama took office in 2009, he had a meeting with the chief executives of the largest US...

  32. December 3, 2013

    US bank start-ups: just say ‘de novo’

    Do you dream of starting your own bank? No, well, no one else does, either – not in the US, anyway. The creation of new (“de...

  33. December 1, 2013

    Bank of Bird-in-Hand takes to the skies

    The first new bank to be launched in the US in almost three years will be located not amid the skyscrapers of Wall Street...

  34. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Please sir, I want some more – Italy edition: David explains why Italy is a central...

  35. November 28, 2013

    Yield-hungry US banks gorge on ‘sliced and diced’ securities

    US banks have increased holdings of “sliced and diced” securities to a record in the latest sign that financial institutions...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 28, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Wall Street cheer crossed the ocean to push Japanese stocks to a six-year peak and saw Hong Kong stocks flirt with...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 27, 2013

    The Closer

    FT Alphaville wishes its US readers a happy Thanksgiving holidays. FURTHER FURTHER READING - An economist chews over...

  38. November 27, 2013

    Regulators schedule dates for Volcker vote

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are among the regulators scheduling...

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