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    1. August 12, 2015

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia to raise A$5bn

      Commonwealth Bank of Australia is raising A$5bn (US$3.6bn) to bolster its balance sheet in response to regulatory...

    2. August 10, 2015

      FCA flap poses risk to Clydesdale float stakes

      Tricky time to float a bank. National Australia Bank is expected to demerge its UK subsidiary Clydesdale this autumn....

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 10, 2015

      FT Opening Quote: Banks' clean-up costs are one-way traffic

      Banks’ exposure to mis-selling claims remain hard to measure, Hargreaves Lansdown has raided a spread-better for its...

    2. August 10, 2015

      Stocks bounce as Buffett’s bumper buy boosts bulls

      Monday 21:00 BST. US and European stocks started the week in a more positive mood, encouraged by the boom in mergers...

    3. August 7, 2015

      Australia banks: sticky wicket

      When a multiyear winning streak ends, it can take a while for the realisation to hit. For believers, each minor setback...

    4. August 6, 2015

      Caution reigns ahead of payrolls report

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Caution ahead of Friday’s US jobs report made for a largely “risk-off” session with global equities...

    5. August 6, 2015

      ANZ raising A$3bn to deepen capital buffer

      Australia and New Zealand Banking Group is raising A$3bn (US$2.2bn) in an effort to bring its capital buffer closer in...

    6. July 20, 2015

      Australia’s banks told to boost mortgage capital

      Australia’s biggest banks will have to find about $9bn in fresh capital in the next year, in the latest threat to the...

    7. June 8, 2015

      Banks’ post-crisis legal costs hit $300bn

      The total cost of litigation aimed at a group of the biggest global banks since 2010 has broken the £200bn ($306bn)...

    8. May 31, 2015

      Australian banks: fortune tellers

      Some people see 13 as a lucky number. For Australian industry, however, the traditional reading may be more...

    9. May 7, 2015

      National Australia Bank to raise $4.4bn for UK exit

      National Australia Bank, the country’s largest lender by assets, said it would raise A$5.5bn (US$4.4bn) in a bid to...

    10. February 11, 2015

      Taking a corporate stand against domestic violence

      Before her murder, Rachelle Yeo knew she was in danger. She had changed jobs and moved city after ending an 18-month...

    11. January 19, 2015

      David Duffy quits AIB to head Clydesdale Bank

      David Duffy, chief executive of Allied Irish Banks, is to step down and take up a role at Clydesdale Bank, two weeks...

    12. January 6, 2015

      Clydesdale Bank chief David Thorburn to step down

      The chief executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks is stepping down amid plans to accelerate an exit from the UK...

    13. December 16, 2014

      Cerberus makes £2.3bn real estate bet

      Cerberus has acquired two portfolios of distressed property loans for £2.3bn as the US private equity group bets on a...

    14. December 10, 2014

      Australian banks: hurt feelings

      If banks had feelings, Australia’s big four might feel a bit down. There they are, happily minding their own (very...

    15. December 9, 2014

      US dollar gives up gains on profit-taking

      The US dollar fell against other major currencies as investors took profits amid risk aversion and the yen strengthened...

    16. December 7, 2014

      Australian banks urged to boost capital holdings

      Australia’s banks need to hold billions of dollars in extra capital to ensure they are “unquestionably strong” and can...

    17. November 21, 2014

      Current account switching rewards reach new high

      Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have become the latest current account providers to offer large cash incentives to...

    18. November 3, 2014

      Australian banks: shaky foundations

      It is easy to be bearish on Australian banks. The country’s mining boom has slowed. Unemployment has passed the...

    19. October 30, 2014

      NAB considers float of Clydesdale and Yorkshire

      National Australia Bank is examining a flotation of its Clydesdale and Yorkshire banking units as it seeks to...

    20. October 9, 2014

      National Australia Bank blames profit warning on UK PPI troubles

      National Australia Bank has warned full-year profits will fall by up to 14 per cent due to the imposition of a...

    21. September 30, 2014

      Australia: I should be so lucky

      The lucky country. The 1964 book that provided the nickname for Australia was, in fact, a critique of the nation. In...

    22. September 12, 2014

      Myer: Are ‘roo being served?

      How many chances does a company get to turn itself round? Ask the shareholders of Myer. Full-year results announced...

    23. September 2, 2014

      Yorkshire Bank customers hit by IT glitch

      Yorkshire Bank has become the latest financial institution to suffer from IT problems, leaving customers temporarily...

    24. September 2, 2014

      Low rates spur US corporate debt sales

      Sales of highly rated US corporate bonds are expected to pick up sharply during September as global companies take...

    25. August 29, 2014

      Yorkshire and Clydesdale overhaul charges

      Yorkshire and Clydesdale banks, both owned by National Australia Bank, have become the latest to overhaul their current...

    26. August 18, 2014

      Stocks advance as Ukraine worries ease

      Monday 21:00 BST. Global stocks started the week on a firm note amid easing concerns over the situation in Ukraine and...

    27. July 30, 2014

      Australia’s first world war commemorations raise questions

      As a bugler breaks the silence at Sydney’s Anzac memorial with the daily rendition of “The Last Post”, visitors bow...

    28. June 22, 2014

      Challengers lead charge into regional banking

      The wave of challenger banks entering the UK market is expected to boost regional lending because a number have chosen...

    29. May 9, 2014

      Two arrested in Australia forex probe

      Australian police have arrested a government employee and a banker on charges related to insider trading and abuse of...

    30. April 8, 2014

      English law cannot stop Scots being sterling squatters

      Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has stated that if Scotland became independent following September’s...

    31. April 3, 2014

      NAB: just a little more time

      Right then, when is that UK spin-off? The arrival of a new chief executive at National Australia Bank will spur talk...

    32. March 30, 2014

      CLS warns of financial system ‘shakedown’

      A patent infringement case being heard by the US Supreme Court on Monday could amount to a “shakedown of the world’s...

    33. March 25, 2014

      Clydesdale and Yorkshire close branches in bank overhaul

      Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will close 28 “unsustainable branches” and invest £45m in customer improvements over the...

    34. February 12, 2014

      Australian banks: teachers’ pets

      Listening to Commonwealth Bank of Australia present results, one is reminded of what banks everywhere sounded like a...

    35. February 10, 2014

      US patent case set to test settlement system

      Some of the world’s largest banks and clearing houses are closely watching a patent case in the US Supreme Court that...

    36. October 31, 2013

      Dollar up as markets ponder taper timing

      Thursday 20:10 GMT. Action in the currency markets grabbed the headlines as expectations for central bank policy on...

    37. October 8, 2013

      Japan current account underwhelms

      Japan’s run of uncertain economic data has continued, with its current account surplus undershooting forecasts. The...

    38. September 26, 2013

      Clydesdale fined £9m by UK regulator over mortgage errors

      The £8.9m regulatory fine handed out to Clydesdale and its sister bank Yorkshire on Thursday, for their treatment of...

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