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    1. December 11, 2013

      European Central Bank: Credibility test

      It was an extraordinarily brutal attack for the normally dry world of financial regulation. In June 2011 Jochen Sanio, then...

    2. July 7, 2011

      European regulators under fire over bank stress tests

      The European Banking Authority said on Friday that it would publish the long awaited results of its stress test of 91 banks...

    1. June 14, 2011

      No time for Germany to go soft on banking reform

      The European Banking Authority has made a promising start by incurring the wrath of BaFin, the German banking watchdog,...

    2. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      Bafin bashes the EBA over stress tests

      Woah, woah, woah. What’s got under Bafin’s bonnet? Bafin president Jochen Sanio had some harsh words for the European...

    3. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      German regulator attacks EBA stress tests

      Germany’s senior bank regulator has criticised the European Banking Authority for its conduct of this year’s bank stress...

    4. June 6, 2011

      BaFin’s John Wayne needs to redirect his gunfire

      A few years ago, one of the German business magazines published a memorable photograph of the tough-talking head of bank...

    5. June 6, 2011

      German regulator attacks EBA stress tests

      Germany’s senior bank regulator has criticised the European Banking Authority for its conduct of this year’s bank stress...

    6. FT Alphaville

      October 5, 2010

      Regulator urges bank 'bail-ins'

      A key German bank regulator has proposed a new approach to bank bail-outs, warning that regulators are “light years away”...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 4, 2010

      Bank ‘bail-ins’ are best option, says regulator

      Banking regulators are “light years away” from agreeing an international framework for winding up large failing banks, so...

    8. October 4, 2010

      Bank ‘bail-ins’ are best option, says regulator

      Banking regulators are “light years away” from agreeing an international framework for winding up large failing banks, so...

    9. July 27, 2010

      Berlin expects to agree Basel accord

      Germany’s bank regulator has dismissed concerns that the country is unhappy with international proposals revealed this week...

    10. May 20, 2009

      Bad bank scheme criticism rejected

      Germany's financial regulator has rejected criticism of the planned "bad bank" scheme and urged banks to take advantage of...

    11. May 20, 2009

      German ‘bad bank’ scheme criticism rejected

      Germany’s financial regulator has rejected criticism of the country’s planned “bad bank” scheme and urged banks to take...

    12. March 27, 2009

      HRE eyes options as possible bail-out looms

      Germany’s government may have to agree a further bail-out of Hypo Real Estate as early as this weekend as the stricken...

    13. March 16, 2009

      Regulators back Berlin’s seizing of HRE

      The heads of Germany’s two financial regulators on Monday threw their weight behind Berlin’s plan to seize control of Hypo...

    14. January 17, 2009

      Banking turmoil calls for more effective solutions

      Europe Further capital injections likely Massive bank rescue plans co-ordinated three months ago by many European...

    15. May 16, 2008

      Financial crisis could still get worse, warns top banking regulator

      The financial crisis could still worsen and spill into the real economy this year, Germany's top banking regulator has...

    16. May 15, 2008

      German banking regulator rejects blame

      The financial crisis could still worsen and spill into the real economy this year, Germany’s top banking regulator has...

    17. May 15, 2008

      Uncertain German future despite robust data

      Heavy investment spending was largely responsible for Germany’s stellar growth at the start of the year, and consumer...

    18. March 5, 2008

      Banking code to top agenda at Rio talks

      The Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has long attracted a clientele of rock stars and global glitterati....

    19. March 5, 2008

      Banking code to top agenda at Rio talks

      The Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has long attracted a clientele of rock stars and global glitterati....

    20. January 22, 2008

      Owners to back WestLB with €2bn

      WestLB, the troubled German public sector bank, revealed yesterday that its owners were preparing to inject up to €2bn...

    21. January 22, 2008

      WestLB to push merger talks as owners prepare €2bn injection

      WestLB, the troubled German public sector bank, revealed yesterday that its owners were preparing to inject up to €2bn...

    22. November 23, 2007

      Saxon klaxon

      It was late August in Leipzig and, for German banking, one of the most humiliating moments in recent times. Jochen Sanio,...

    23. November 23, 2007

      IKB chief called to answer credit questions

      The head of IKB, the German bank that was among the first victims of this summer's credit market crisis, was yesterday...

    24. August 28, 2007

      Watchdog faces Berlin inquiry on banks bail-out

      The German government will launch an inquiry into Bafin, the German financial services regulator, amid accusations that the...

    25. August 3, 2007

      D Bank chief told regulator IKB was in trouble

      Josef Ackermann, chief executive of Deutsche Bank, was the first person to alert Germany's financial regulator to the...

    26. August 3, 2007

      A drama in which every major player had a role

      Every major player in the German financial industry, including the regulator, the government and all pillars of the banking...

    27. August 2, 2007

      Germany's first big subprime victim rescued

      The German government has begun a rescue operation to shore up Europe's first big casualty of the US subprime crisis. The...

    28. August 2, 2007

      Rivals set up €3.5bn fund to give IKB a lifeline

      Deutsche Bank, Commerzbank and several other private banks are springing to the rescue of IKB, the German bank hit by...

    29. August 1, 2007

      Germany rescues subprime lender

      US mortgage turmoil hit investor confidence on the other side of the Atlantic on Wednesday as details emerged of a German...

    30. May 26, 2007

      Consolidation race is passing Germany by

      The consolidation process in the European banking sector is running at full speed. Last week, Italy's UniCredit and...

    31. May 25, 2007

      On Europe: Consolidation race is passing Germany by

      The consolidation process in the European banking sector is running at full speed. Last week, Italy’s UniCredit and...

    32. May 22, 2007

      German regulator set to have a board

      The German finance ministry is planning to introduce a board of management to govern Bafin, the country's top financial...

    33. May 21, 2007

      New board to govern German regulator

      The German finance ministry is planning to introduce a board of management to govern Bafin, the country’s top financial...

    34. May 15, 2007

      German regulator warns of takeover pressures

      German banks could become takeover targets as they continue to play a passive role in European consolidation, the country's...

    35. March 26, 2007

      Bafin director charged with €6.8m fraud

      The scope of the fraud and corruption scandal at Germany’s financial watchdog Bafin grew on Monday as the state prosecutor...

    36. January 18, 2007

      Board changes for BaFin on cards

      BaFin, the German financial watchdog rocked by alleged fraud, could replace its presidential structure with a board under...

    37. January 17, 2007

      Board changes for BaFin on cards

      BaFin, the German financial watchdog rocked by alleged fraud, could replace its presidential structure with a board under...

    38. September 27, 2006

      German financial watchdog chief set to retain job

      Jochen Sanio, head of Germany's financial watchdog BaFin, has survived the first round in the fight to keep his job. He has...

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