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  1. April 14, 2014

    Tale of two banks exposes pay as wrong target of critics

    Last week brought a tale of two banks. At one extreme is the Co-operative Bank in the UK, which reported annual losses of...

  2. April 11, 2014

    Wells Fargo benefits from better credit

    Wells Fargo, the biggest US bank by market value, reported a 14 per cent rise in net income in the first quarter to $5.9bn,...

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  1. April 8, 2014

    Biggest US banks forced to hold $68bn in extra capital

    US regulators have held out the prospect of more draconian measures after ratcheting up capital requirements for the biggest...

  2. April 7, 2014

    US regulators to finalise tougher bank leverage ratio rule

    US regulators are expected to finalise a leverage ratio rule on Tuesday that is aimed at making it harder for the largest US...

  3. April 7, 2014

    US banks hold AGMs a long way from home

    Like a musician at the height of her career, Citigroup used to hold its annual meetings in New York’s Carnegie Hall. There...

  4. April 2, 2014

    Wells Fargo reshuffle elevates a potential CEO candidate

    Wells Fargo, the biggest US bank by market capitalisation, announced on Tuesday a management reshuffle that may help to...

  5. March 26, 2014

    Fed looks beyond banks’ financial target

    Banks on both sides of the Atlantic are learning the hard way that hitting the financial targets in the Federal Reserve’s...

  6. March 25, 2014

    Banks pay out $100bn in US fines

    Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100bn in US legal settlements since the financial crisis,...

  7. March 25, 2014

    US banks face Heloc high water

    A looming repayment wave for a form of loan many Americans took out against their homes before the financial crisis is...

  8. March 25, 2014

    Could women make up financial adviser shortfall?

    Women still make up only 30 per cent of financial advisers, and even fewer have made it to the top, but it seems that number...

  9. March 11, 2014

    Wells Fargo reverses ban on staff making P2P loans

    Wells Fargo has dropped a ban on its employees making loans with their own money on peer-to-peer platforms, in a sudden...

  10. March 10, 2014

    Verizon Communications returns with $4.5bn bond sale

    Verizon Communications returned to capital markets on Monday with the sale of $4.5bn in bonds, in its first debt offer since...

  11. FT Alphaville

    February 26, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equities were under pressure as investors grappled with uncertainty about Chinese policymakers’ intentions...

  12. February 21, 2014

    Select Wall Street banks cleared to use own risk models

    Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Citigroup are among the banks that have successfully completed trial runs using their own models...

  13. February 19, 2014

    US regulators urged to look at rapid growth of mortgage service sector

    A leading US lawmaker who oversees financial institutions has asked regulators to examine the rapid growth of a group of...

  14. February 3, 2014

    US banks under pressure to step up new mortgage business

    Pressure is mounting at the mortgage banking divisions of the biggest US banks. As refinancing activity has plummeted, banks...

  15. January 26, 2014

    Wells Fargo chief’s rise to the top

    As chief executive of Wells Fargo, John Stumpf is in charge of the world’s biggest bank by stock market value at a time when...

  16. 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,...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    That Jamie Dimon raise

    So the bank has paid around $20bn in fines, penalties, etc, but Wall Street’s favourite chief executive is going to get a...

  18. January 21, 2014

    Standard Chartered back atop takeover target list

    When Standard Chartered and HSBC engaged in a £500m bidding war for Royal Bank of Scotland more than 30 years ago, it did...

  19. January 20, 2014

    Wells Fargo bans staff from investing in P2P loans

    Wells Fargo has banned its employees from lending their own money through peer-to-peer loan platforms, in a sign of growing...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Wall Street gains spurred a rally in Asian markets, but the rebounds have failed to compensate for an ugly session...

  21. January 14, 2014

    Wells Fargo calls Bitcoin summit on ‘rules of engagement’

    Wells Fargo has convened a group of finance executives, virtual currency experts and representatives from the US government...

  22. January 14, 2014

    Wells Fargo reports record earnings despite loans slowdown

    Wells Fargo, the biggest originator of US home loans, reported record earnings in the fourth quarter by cutting expenses and...

  23. January 1, 2014

    US banks and payouts: facts and theories

    Returning capital to shareholders is largely a hypothesis for Europe’s banks. For their US counterparts it is a fact....

  24. December 30, 2013

    Disney leads US stock gainers

    Walt Disney gained 2.5 per cent to $76.23 as the best performer on both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500...

  25. December 30, 2013

    Reasons to be cheerful, despite the threat in the shadows

    Banish the 2013 gloom of multibillion-dollar fines, falling deal fees, subpar returns on equity and subdued bonuses. Big US...

  26. December 27, 2013

    Textron lifts off after closing Beechcraft deal

    Textron shares traded at their highest levels in more than five years after the maker of Cessna planes confirmed that it...

  27. November 28, 2013

    Tech groups tap big data on small businesses to smooth financing

    As the plight of small businesses struggling to borrow money climbs up the political agenda in Europe and the US, a number...

  28. November 27, 2013

    Investment bankers find havens from lay-offs at private banks

    Five years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the world’s investment bankers are still suffering from the hangover – but...

  29. November 27, 2013

    S&P says banks may have to spend extra $104bn on mortgage cases

    The biggest US banks may have to spend a further $104bn to resolve mortgage-related legal issues as they try to put the...

  30. November 15, 2013

    Buffett takes $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has taken a $3.7bn stake in ExxonMobil, handing a vote of confidence from one of the...

  31. November 13, 2013

    Banks say mortgage business remains grim

    US banks including Wells Fargo and US Bancorp have warned of another grim quarter in the mortgage banking business as new...

  32. November 6, 2013

    Wells Fargo rewards to lure new credit customers

    Wells Fargo, the biggest originator of US home loans, is rolling out a new credit card rewards platform to lure customers...

  33. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - A profile of Dan Tarullo. - Halloween costumes for economists. - You can find political science...

  34. October 31, 2013

    Wells Fargo strikes deal on bad mortgages

    Wells Fargo, the largest US bank by market value, has quietly settled claims from the Federal Housing Finance Agency that it...

  35. October 24, 2013

    BofA to cut thousands of mortgage jobs

    Bank of America plans to cut thousands of jobs in its mortgage banking division this quarter as it responds to a slump in...

  36. October 23, 2013

    US task force probes nine banks on mortgage-backed securities

    At least nine banks face investigations by the US Department of Justice into their sales of mortgage-backed securities as...

  37. October 13, 2013

    JPMorgan’s legal burden sends shivers through the industry

    “We weren’t completely stupid,” Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, said on Friday, explaining that he did not...

  38. October 11, 2013

    Wells Fargo record profit belies mortgage slump

    Wells Fargo, the biggest originator of US home loans, reported a record third-quarter profit as it offset a slump in its...

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