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  1. August 1, 2014

    Small US bank deals thrive as big mergers stall

    At the Grand Hyatt hotel in New York, a different kind of speed-dating was taking place this week: pairing off small US...

  2. July 21, 2014

    Top US banks see loan losses fall amid stricter lending standards

    Big US banks reported the lowest loan losses in eight years in the second quarter, reflecting tighter lending standards...

  1. September 23, 2013

    US housing: Content to rent?

    Sandie Crisman sees the headlines hailing the US housing rebound and wonders when she will get her share of it. The...

  2. July 7, 2013

    Asset managers will need flexibility to keep rallying 

    This is a tough time to be managing money. Bonds and equities are both expensive, and persistent policies of financial...

  3. February 3, 2013

    Greek banks lobby to ease bailout terms

    Greece’s banks have begun a frantic lobbying of the bodies behind the country’s bailout, in an effort to ease the conditions...

  4. November 7, 2012

    Finance industry focuses on easing rules

    Financial groups hoping for a fresh look at what they claim to be onerous US financial regulations during a second Obama...

  5. July 9, 2012

    CFTC to finalise definition of ‘swap’

    A key vote on Tuesday by the top US derivatives regulator will set in motion more than a dozen new rules governing the...

  6. July 9, 2012

    Morgan Stanley sheds staff as deals fall

    Morgan Stanley will this week complete a round of job cuts that will ultimately lead to the company shedding 100 sales and...

  7. June 17, 2012

    Spread betting groups turn to new markets

    Spread betting operators are fighting to boost revenues from existing customers and find high-growth new markets, amid...

  8. March 29, 2012

    3i chief’s strategy made investors unhappy

    Michael Queen was adamant on Thursday that his resignation as chief executive of 3i Group was not a result of pressure from...

  9. February 28, 2012

    Bank of Georgia takes premium LSE listing

    Bank of Georgia on Tuesday became only the second foreign bank to take a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange,...

  10. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2012

    Recapturing the losses of the crisis

    Deferred tax assets are a favourite of FT Alphaville’s. Some banks made such awful losses during the crisis they opted to...

  11. FT Alphaville

    January 4, 2012

    UniCredit, OmniCredit [updated]

    This is a reader appeal — just why are there so many banks working on Unicredit’s new rights issue? We still can’t work it...

  12. December 19, 2011

    Bank of America stock closes below $5

    Investors have dumped Bank of America, driving its share price to a near three-year low and raising fresh worries over the...

  13. November 21, 2011

    French banks still hostage to eurozone crisis

    Frédéric Oudéa, head of Société Générale, in August predicted big changes for the French banking industry. But this...

  14. October 25, 2011

    Indian banks: savings accounts deregulation

    Could it be a Diwali gift from the Reserve Bank of India? From this day forward, says the RBI, banks are free to offer...

  15. October 4, 2011

    US banks: a classic financial slump

    “Are you trying to make a fool out of me?” the old joke goes. “Good gracious no,” snaps the reply, “you’re doing a perfectly...

  16. September 29, 2011

    M&A: parental advisory recommended

    One of the mysteries of investment banking is why M&A is held in such awe. Advisory bankers swan around like they own the...

  17. September 11, 2011

    Fred Alger: back from the brink at ground zero

    Dan Chung, a portfolio manager at Fred Alger Management, was attending an investor presentation in midtown Manhattan on the...

  18. August 11, 2011

    Volatility boosts revenue at exchanges

    Exchanges are reaping a revenue bonanza as volatility drives trading in equities and derivatives to record levels, but some...

  19. August 9, 2011

    Volatility scuppers flotation plans

    The financial turmoil triggered by Europe’s debt crisis, the US credit rating downgrade and increasing concerns over global...

  20. July 26, 2011

    Banks stock up on cash amid US rating fear

    US banks are holding on to more cash and locking in longer-term financing as they brace themselves for the consequences of a...

  21. July 20, 2011

    Brokers belaboured by broken model

    Since the financial crisis, stockbrokers to small and mid-cap companies have suffered from overcapacity, low trading volumes...

  22. July 14, 2011

    Citigroup moves closer to credit card U-turn

    Citigroup is leaning toward keeping its private-label credit card arm, reversing course on a $41bn business the bank had...

  23. July 11, 2011

    Jain role raises more questions over Deutsche

    In an industry known for its outsize egos, it is surprising how frequently big banks still turn to a “co-chief executive”...

  24. July 10, 2011

    US banks set for lacklustre reporting season

    Tepid trading activity, low interest rates and mounting legal costs have all weighed on the profitability of US banks such...

  25. June 30, 2011

    Federal Reserve allows higher debit card fees

    The US Federal Reserve set a higher than expected cap on debit card transaction fees, lifting the shares of electronic...

  26. June 21, 2011

    US home resales fall to six-month low

    US sales of previously owned homes fell to a six-month low in May as severe weather battered the struggling sector. Home...

  27. June 17, 2011

    PNC leads bids for US retail arm of RBC

    PNC has emerged as the lead bidder for the US retail bank of Royal Bank of Canada, amid a pick-up in deal activity as large...

  28. June 9, 2011

    Visa steps up push into mobile banking

    Visa stepped up its push into mobile banking on Thursday when it announced two deals aimed at customers outside the US. The...

  29. June 7, 2011

    Young professionals encouraged to take Sipp

    Investec runs courses for the children of existing clients Wealth managers have long sought to create strong bonds with...

  30. May 31, 2011

    Brewin Dolphin to acquire Tilman

    Brewin Dolphin is to acquire Dublin-based Tilman Asset Management to tap into the demand for private client investment...

  31. May 15, 2011

    State Street eyes securities services buys

    State Street plans to expand its securities services arm outside the US through acquisitions, benefiting from European...

  32. May 2, 2011

    New York workers strike more sombre tone

    A veneer of normality returned to Ground Zero on Monday morning as more solemn memories stirred in the minds of office...

  33. April 25, 2011

    Loan figures raise doubt over bank earnings

    Sluggish loan growth and ultra-low interest rates are depressing US banks’ revenues, compounding investors’ fears that...

  34. April 19, 2011

    Hargreaves Lansdown reports record inflows

    Investment broker Hargreaves Lansdown generated record fund inflows of £1.2bn in the three months to the end of March,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 30, 2011

    Choose your own risk retention

    So now that the Federal Reserve has gifted US banks with a one-size-does-not-fit-all policy in (some) securitisation risk...

  36. March 23, 2011

    Fed rejects BofA plan to raise dividend

    The US Federal Reserve has rejected Bank of America’s plan to raise its dividend in the second half, dealing the lender and...

  37. February 23, 2011

    Georgia lender seeks counsel over its possible sale

    Synovus Financial, a Georgia-based lender with a market value of about $2bn, has sought advice from investment bankers on...

  38. February 18, 2011

    Cowen Group buys LaBranche in $194m deal

    A wave of consolidation continues to sweep US brokerages amid a decline in trading volumes, as Cowen Group acquired...

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