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    1. November 20, 2014

      RBS fine signals PRA’s tougher approach to operational risk

      The UK Prudential Regulation Authority’s fine of the Royal Bank of Scotland for IT failures was the smaller slice of the...

    2. November 20, 2014

      Wonga parts company with interim chief executive

      Wonga, the beleaguered payday lender, has parted company with Tim Weller, its interim chief executive, after he spent six...

    3. November 20, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland fined £56m for IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been hit with the biggest retail fine in history from the UK’s financial watchdogs after an IT...

    4. November 18, 2014

      Goldman Sachs forex trader quits after claims of prior misconduct

      A Goldman Sachs foreign exchange trader has left his job at the US investment bank’s London office following allegations...

    5. November 17, 2014

      Chase de Vere fined over Keydata scandal

      The UK watchdog has fined financial advisers Chase de Vere £560,000 in the latest penalty imposed over sales of funds run by...

    6. November 17, 2014

      Momentum building for fund charges reform

      Make no mistake, big changes are coming to the fund management industry. There are big pieces of EU legislation in the...

    7. November 17, 2014

      Royal Bank of Scotland braces for fines over IT meltdown

      Royal Bank of Scotland is braced for a fine worth tens of millions of pounds as soon as this week for a big IT meltdown that...

    8. November 17, 2014

      FCA urged to radically overhaul fund industry

      The Financial Conduct Authority has been urged to radically reform how the asset management industry operates by an...

    9. November 16, 2014

      Employer teams up with credit union to help staff with loans

      After last week’s announcement of new rules that threaten hundreds of payday loan companies, a family-owned business in...

    10. November 14, 2014

      European banks wake up to the pain of US-sized fines

      Bank fines worldwide broke all kinds of records this week, as $4.3bn in penalties were meted out by US, Swiss and UK...

    11. November 14, 2014

      Forex banks prepare to claw back bonuses

      Five banks at the heart of the forex rate rigging probe are preparing to claw back millions of dollars in bonuses from...

    12. November 14, 2014

      Martin Wheatley: steely enforcer out to fix City of London finance

      It was meant to be a moment to savour after a successful first year. But as British financial regulator Martin Wheatley...

    13. November 14, 2014

      ‘Death bond’ investors face heavy losses

      UK investors in three so-called “death bond” funds have been told they may lose up to 70 per cent of their original...

    14. November 13, 2014

      Penalise the banks but use the money well

      This week some British charities have an unexpected reason to smile. On Wednesday, European and American regulators imposed...

    15. November 12, 2014

      No end in sight to a rotten culture

      On the Richter scale of financial skulduggery, this surely rates a score of 10. When traders at some of the world’s largest...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Record fines carry strong echo of Libor scandal

      Penalties in global forex probe The sprawling investigation into whether the $5.3tn-a-day foreign-exchange market was...

    17. November 12, 2014

      Trio of US banks fined $950m by national regulator

      The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined three US banks $950m for “unsafe and unsound” practices in forex...

    18. November 12, 2014

      The forex debacle – a scandal to end all scandals

      The penny, or whatever currency has just been rigged, may finally have dropped. Prime responsibility for rigging the foreign...

    19. November 12, 2014

      Barclays pulls out of forex settlement talks

      Barclays’ last-minute decision to pull out of foreign exchange settlement talks with global regulators may cost the bank up...

    20. November 12, 2014

      No end in sight for UBS regulatory woes

      Sergio Ermotti, UBS’s chief executive, has long said that he wants the Swiss bank – which has been dogged by scandals in...

    21. November 12, 2014

      Questions raised over Financial Conduct Authority’s forex probe

      The UK’s financial watchdog has taken just 13 months to investigate whether the world’s $5tn-day foreign exchange market was...

    22. November 12, 2014

      Regulators slap $4.3bn fines on six banks in global forex probe

      Penalties in global forex probe Six major banks have been fined more than $4bn as regulators punished them for their role in...

    23. November 12, 2014

      Ulster Bank hit with record Irish regulatory fine

      Ulster Bank has been hit with the biggest penalty imposed by Irish financial regulators for the month-long failure of its...

    24. November 11, 2014

      Europe pulls back on research cost revamp

      The UK markets regulator is set to fail in its attempt to introduce a Europe-wide ban on brokers bundling the cost of...

    25. November 11, 2014

      Banks urged to help borrowers who use payday lenders

      The UK government has written to some of Britain’s biggest banks urging them to explore ways of helping hard-pressed...

    26. November 11, 2014

      New rules threaten existence of payday lenders

      New rules being brought in to clean up the payday lending industry may result in the eradication of the specialist high...

    27. November 9, 2014

      UBS to settle allegations over precious metals trading

      UBS is to settle allegations of misconduct at its precious metals trading business alongside a planned agreement between UK...

    28. November 7, 2014

      Accountability is now the key issue for senior bankers

      Another week, another bout of financial misbehaviour. Six big banks, including JPMorgan Chase and Barclays, are getting...

    29. November 7, 2014

      Advisers urged to come clean over all provider payments

      Financial product providers are reviewing their arrangements with advisers after leading advice network Sesame was fined...

    30. November 7, 2014

      Former Moore Capital trader pleads guilty to insider dealing

      A former trader at hedge fund Moore Capital has pleaded guilty to insider dealing, ending an investigation by the UK’s...

    31. November 7, 2014

      Tullett Prebon in FCA probe over controversial trades

      Tullett Prebon, the UK interdealer broker, has confirmed it is under investigation by UK authorities over controversial...

    32. November 6, 2014

      BofA sinks to loss on $400m forex charge

      Bank of America revised down its third-quarter earnings, sending it to a loss, after taking a $400m charge for an impending...

    33. November 6, 2014

      StanChart case has hatched cuckoos in the nest for New York banks

      It is always toe curling when a gauche foreigner louses things up for everyone else. An example would be this columnist –...

    34. November 5, 2014

      FCA bans executives over sales culture

      The UK’s financial markets watchdog has for the first time banned senior executives for cultural failings on their watch and...

    35. November 5, 2014

      Restoring confidence in banking means holding bosses to account

      Insurance sales types are often seen as the epitome of persistence. But this time it is Swinton Insurance that is on the...

    36. November 3, 2014

      JPMorgan lifts legal reserves by $1.1bn

      JPMorgan Chase raised its legal reserves by $1.1bn and its estimate of additional possible legal losses to $5.9bn as the...

    37. November 3, 2014

      Transparency critical for pricing

      In the infancy of online foreign exchange trading, investors were asked to indicate before a transaction if they wanted to...

    38. October 31, 2014

      Be careful with that commissions axe on investment research

      The internet domain name BuzzStoxx.com is still available. If you run a City investment research operation, that web address...

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