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    1. July 24, 2015

      Higher US bank charges look unsustainable

      Interest rates are flat and the economy is hardly humming. And yet the big US banks are reporting quarterly numbers...

    2. July 22, 2015

      NY regulator sends message to Symphony

      New York’s state banking regulator has fired a shot across the bows of Symphony, a messaging service about to be...

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    1. July 20, 2015

      Banks back rival to Bloomberg messaging system

      A messaging service described as a WhatsApp for business is being launched by some of the world’s biggest banks in a...

    2. July 17, 2015

      US banks prepare for lending revival

      One per cent growth is not much growth at all — but that number had Richard Hunt punching the air this week. The small...

    3. July 14, 2015

      US mortgages show signs of revival

      A revival in mortgages has helped the top two US lenders to a relatively buoyant quarter, offsetting continued pressure...

    4. July 14, 2015

      Wells Fargo makes tentative return to earnings growth

      Wells Fargo made a tentative return to growth in the second quarter of the year, as a buoyant US housing market, better...

    5. July 6, 2015

      Bank living wills reveal Wall St victims

      Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley would cease to exist under “living wills” the banks have drawn up to show...

    6. July 2, 2015

      US banks boost market share as European rivals lose ground

      The six biggest US investment banks all increased their market share in the first half of the year, while their top...

    7. June 19, 2015

      Share sale signals from bank executives

      They exude folksiness at Wells Fargo. Perhaps it is having Warren Buffett as your largest shareholder: maybe some of...

    8. June 17, 2015

      Wells Fargo and HSBC banned from new mortgage servicing business

      Wells Fargo, the US’s largest mortgage lender, and HSBC have been banned from taking on new mortgage servicing...

    9. May 31, 2015

      Shadow banks grab record US loans share

      Non-bank lenders have overtaken US banks to grab a record slice of government-backed mortgages, after regulatory curbs...

    10. May 31, 2015

      Stealth pays off at Wells Fargo investment arm

      Wells Fargo is quietly building the biggest investment bank no one has ever heard of. In the first quarter this year...

    11. May 27, 2015

      Banks fight to repair damage to brands after financial crisis

      Few industries were left unscathed by the global financial crisis, but the banking sector was among the worst hit and...

    12. May 24, 2015

      Shadow banks push for easing of loan caps

      A band of lenders within the shadow banking system is making a new push on Capitol Hill, seeking an easing of rules...

    13. May 19, 2015

      Ex-BofA exec jailed over muni bond fraud

      A former Bank of America executive has been sentenced to 26 months in prison, having admitted playing a key role in...

    14. May 12, 2015

      Senate committee chair plans to wind back bank rules

      The Senate banking committee chairman has proposed the biggest rolling back of financial regulatory reform since the...

    15. May 11, 2015

      Wall St lobbyists fight retirement advice clampdown

      Wall Street lobbyists are seeking to shape a rule that threatens to overturn the $7.4tn-in-assets retirement savings...

    16. May 6, 2015

      Blackstone and KKR join race for GE unit

      Blackstone, KKR, Apollo and Ares are among at least five groups expected to make an offer to acquire General Electric’s...

    17. April 23, 2015

      US sues Quicken Loans over mortgages

      The US Department of Justice has sued Quicken Loans, one of the nation’s fastest-growing mortgage lenders, claiming...

    18. April 17, 2015

      America’s Main Street banks struggle at the core

      The Main Street banks of America should really be having a great time of it: business and consumer confidence is high,...

    19. April 14, 2015

      JPMorgan shares hit record as outlook brightens

      Jamie Dimon has let it be known over the past few years that JPMorgan Chase is “under assault” from regulators and...

    20. April 14, 2015

      Earnings alert sends Norfolk Southern off-track

      Investors soured on Norfolk Southern as the second-largest US railroad operator in the eastern US warned that profits...

    21. April 14, 2015

      Lending Club strikes $150m deal with Citigroup

      Lending Club has entered a $150m tie-up with Citigroup, the number three US bank by assets, marking a key step in the...

    22. April 14, 2015

      Wells Fargo profit slips for first time in 7 years

      Wells Fargo’s first-quarter profits slipped for the first time in seven years, as the biggest bank by market...

    23. April 13, 2015

      China equity advance creates new corporate giants

      China Construction Bank has overtaken JPMorgan, Facebook and Chevron in terms of size,underlining how a dramatic stock...

    24. April 10, 2015

      GE returns to its industrial roots

      General Electric has launched a radical plan to dispose of most of its financial services operations and return to its...

    25. April 9, 2015

      GE to sell most of its $30bn property portfolio

      General Electric is an advanced talks to sell most of its $30bn real estate portfolio to Blackstone and Wells Fargo,...

    26. April 2, 2015

      Wells Fargo breaks into the upper ranks of global fee earners

      Wells Fargo’s investment banking operations grew faster than all its rivals in the first quarter and knocked...

    27. March 29, 2015

      Lex in-depth: Universal banks

      Universal banks It was a cruel moment. A barb from a direct competitor at a sensitive time. As JPMorgan Chase was...

    28. March 19, 2015

      Big banks braced for rate rise boon

      Do not look to Goldman Sachs for a clear forecast on US interest rates: its top executives have different views. Lloyd...

    29. March 12, 2015

      US banks celebrate stress test pass

      Financials led a broad rally in New York a day after the Federal Reserve did not fail any of the big US banks’ capital...

    30. March 10, 2015

      Buybacks sustain US bull run

      The fatigued US bull-run has one piston that continues to fire. S&P 500 companies spent more than $900bn on share...

    31. February 19, 2015

      SEC challenged over use of in-house judges

      The Securities and Exchange Commission’s use of in-house judges to bring enforcement actions is being challenged once...

    32. February 15, 2015

      Feedback

      In her column last week Lucy Kellaway poured scorn on Wells Fargo’s happy: grumpy ratio to audit staff. Many readers...

    33. February 10, 2015

      Goldman Sachs: without peer

      The most interesting nugget in Goldman Sachs’ investor presentations appears (surprise, surprise) in the footnotes. Its...

    34. February 8, 2015

      Wells Fargo’s happy:grumpy ratio is no way to audit staff

      At Wells Fargo, managers have dreamt up a new ratio to track alongside such banking stalwarts as provision coverage and...

    35. February 2, 2015

      Closer co-operation is the way for banks to counter cyber crime

      Three hackers recently strolled into the boardroom of a large European bank. Moving swiftly, they were soon...

    36. February 2, 2015

      Banks bet on tech groups to hone their digital edge

      A trip to Las Vegas in November is not a hard sell for most bankers but it is still striking how many flock to the...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - Thinking about the new Greek crisis. - There “should be no significant increase in...

    38. January 18, 2015

      Oil price plunge bruises equity funds

      The largest equity mutual funds run by Legg Mason, Manning & Napier and Franklin Templeton have been caught out by the...

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