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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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