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  1. August 24, 2014

    US banks try to find a pattern in settlement talks

    Bank of America’s record settlement with the US government last week has taken the total penalties imposed by the...

  2. August 8, 2014

    A tawdry trade that tarnishes German justice

    Iactually find this capitalist system good,” the Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone told Germany’s Bild newspaper...

  1. 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...

  2. January 24, 2014

    JPMorgan: nice work if you can get it

    In spite of JPMorgan’s legal annus horriblilis, the bank’s board has decided to reward the boss, Jamie Dimon, with a raise,...

  3. 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...

  4. FT Alphaville

    November 19, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: China’s pledge to introduce wide-ranging reforms continues to be the dominant theme feeding investor appetites....

  5. FT Alphaville

    November 18, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - In a good world, would we have to deal with global imbalances? - A blog review of rational...

  6. November 18, 2013

    JPMorgan agrees to shoulder WaMu bill

    JPMorgan Chase has conceded it will take responsibility for the past misdeeds of Washington Mutual, according to people...

  7. October 31, 2013

    Obama’s nominee for housing agency rebuffed by Senate

    Senate Democrats failed to get enough votes on Thursday to advance the nomination of US Congressman Mel Watt to head the...

  8. October 25, 2013

    JPMorgan to pay $5bn in FHFA deal

    JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $5.1bn in a deal with a government housing regulator, resolving a large part of the allegations...

  9. October 24, 2013

    The gun that got into Jamie’s bank

    I learnt about the gun a few days ago as I poked around the history section of the JPMorgan Chase website. Among the...

  10. October 22, 2013

    JPMorgan nears $6bn settlement with investors

    JPMorgan Chase is nearing a $6bn settlement with institutional investors to resolve claims it mis-sold mortgage-backed...

  11. FT Alphaville

    October 22, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS Payrolls Tuesday… Reuters forecast for September jobs: 180,000 Nokia launched its first tablet...

  12. Business Blog

    October 21, 2013

    JPMorgan gains more than it loses from government

    Is the $13bn settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the US state and federal authorities long-overdue justice for an errant...

  13. October 20, 2013

    Opinion divided on JPMorgan settlement

    The $13bn settlement JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay to US state and federal authorities has divided opinion in the US....

  14. October 18, 2013

    JPMorgan nears $4bn mortgage claims deal

    JPMorgan Chase is nearing an agreement to pay $4bn to settle allegations by the Federal Housing Finance Agency that it...

  15. October 11, 2013

    JPMorgan: resilient Dimon

    Shall we call it the bank with the fortress reserves, then? JPMorgan said on Friday that it had amassed $23bn of litigation...

  16. October 11, 2013

    JPMorgan falls to first loss under Dimon

    JPMorgan Chase fell to its first loss under Jamie Dimon, after being engulfed in a legal and regulatory storm that cost the...

  17. October 6, 2013

    Has JPMorgan become an argument for breaking up the banks?

    Is JPMorgan Chase too big to manage? Or is its leadership just not up to the job? With penalties pending, the question is...

  18. September 24, 2013

    JPMorgan eyes $4bn ‘pay for peace’ deal

    JPMorgan Chase is in talks to pay over $4bn in a “pay for peace” deal with US authorities to settle a host of allegations of...

  19. September 6, 2013

    Big banks are back and that can only be a good thing

    Speaking at the Economic Club of New York in October 2008, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke alluded to the fact that...

  20. August 27, 2013

    JPMorgan: lingering ghosts

    Things were supposed to be getting better for US banks. The economy is improving and interest rates are up, which should...

  21. August 18, 2013

    Private equity: Last of the risk-takers?

    David Bonderman has always pulled in the crowds at the annual Milken Institute forum in Los Angeles. The dealmaker’s...

  22. July 19, 2013

    Don’t bank on a Glass-Steagall fix

    Five years after the financial crisis, regulators and politicians are enjoying a second wind in their efforts to rein in the...

  23. May 17, 2013

    Jamie Dimon, the last king of Wall Street

    Jamie Dimon might as well be dead, such is the rush of eulogies from corporate titans. Warren Buffett, Jack Welch, Michael...

  24. November 23, 2012

    RBS – buyout prowlers

    Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Private equity groups seem to think so. JC Flowers, AnaCap Financial and...

  25. October 29, 2012

    US housing: After the gold rush

    In May 2006 Michael Perry, a retired US Army sergeant, applied for a $421,000 mortgage to buy a newly built four-bedroom...

  26. July 18, 2012

    Pity the investors, condemn the bankers

    The Lost Bank – The Story of Washington Mutual – The Biggest Bank Failure in American History; By Kirsten Grind; Simon and...

  27. July 16, 2012

    America’s lessons in killing off toxic banks

    A couple of years ago, I spent some time brainstorming with officials from America’s mighty Federal Deposit Insurance...

  28. June 10, 2012

    Why I was won over by Glass-Steagall

    I have to admit that I was not a big fan of the forced separation between investment banking and commercial banking along...

  29. June 8, 2012

    Mortgage queen who donated millions

    There are two competing narratives for the legacy of Marion Sandler, who died this week in California at the age of 81. One...

  30. May 17, 2012

    JPMorgan reaction

    Nothing like a silverback falling out of a tree to set off the surrounding monkeys. And much screeching has followed the...

  31. May 11, 2012

    How JPMorgan shock hit the war on Volcker

    For most of the year, Wall Street seemed to be winning the war on the Volcker rule. That all changed on Thursday evening...

  32. April 15, 2012

    Global taxation: Fiscal frustrations

    In November 2001, Bank of New York, a mid-tier US bank, transferred nearly $8bn of its own assets to a trust in the small,...

  33. February 26, 2012

    Covered bonds set to hit home in US market

    Compare and contrast European covered bonds and US mortgage-backed securities, and it becomes clearer why the subprime loan...

  34. January 25, 2012

    Obama to form mortgage fraud task force

    The Obama administration will join forces with New York attorney-general Eric Schneiderman to investigate alleged frauds...

  35. December 13, 2011

    Former WaMu executives in $64m settlement

    Three former Washington Mutual executives have agreed to a $64m settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp over...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2011

    Former WaMu executives near deal with FDIC

    Three former Washington Mutual executives are close to a settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation over...

  37. December 13, 2011

    Former WaMu executives near deal with FDIC

    Three former Washington Mutual executives are close to a settlement with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation over...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 13, 2011

    WaMu and FDIC agree to settle suit

    Three former executives of Washington Mutual have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit stemming from the biggest-ever US bank...

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