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  1. January 30, 2014

    Santander: providing all goes well

    Poacher turned gamekeeper? Gamekeeper turned poacher? Either way, this week’s appointment of Sheila Bair, former chair of...

  2. January 27, 2014

    Santander appoints Sheila Bair as independent director

    Banco Santander has appointed Sheila Bair, a former regulator and an outspoken critic of big banks, as an independent...

  1. January 20, 2014

    Finance: Bucking the trend

    The opening ceremony of the first US bank to be created in three years began, fittingly, with a prayer. Less congruous was...

  2. November 17, 2013

    Geithner invests in life outside of Washington

    When Tim Geithner left the US Treasury, he told friends that he wanted to write his own account of the financial crisis and...

  3. Money Supply

    February 6, 2013

    Geithner →→→ CFR

    The initial resting place for Timothy Geithner, who stepped down as Treasury secretary two weeks ago, will be at the Council...

  4. October 16, 2012

    Pandit’s departure restores air of calamity

    Vikram Pandit and Citigroup were supposed to be enjoying a year of celebration. In this, the bank’s 200th anniversary,...

  5. October 4, 2012

    US regulators urged to outdo Basel III rules

    A group of former senior US financial regulators has urged authorities to drastically cap big banks’ borrowings, adding to a...

  6. October 1, 2012

    Enforcement of Basel III should be focus

    You are probably already celebrating but in case you forgot, Tuesday is the International Day of Non-Violence as decreed by...

  7. September 26, 2012

    Geithner under attack for ‘protecting’ Citi

    Tim Geithner, the US Treasury secretary, acted to shield Citigroup’s bondholders and management from accountability at the...

  8. 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...

  9. June 12, 2012

    JPMorgan doomsday scenario revealed

    Just as JPMorgan Chase’s chief investment office was engaging in disastrous lossmaking trades, other parts of the bank were...

  10. March 23, 2012

    Fed to review foreign bank capital rules

    The Federal Reserve will respond to moves by foreign banks such as Deutsche Bank to restructure to avoid higher capital...

  11. July 13, 2011

    Authorities could bail out banks again, S&P says

    Officials fighting the next financial crisis may again bail out banks using the public purse, S&P has said, in an opinion...

  12. July 5, 2011

    Pandit’s pay shows we have learnt nothing

    There they go again. The near collapse of financial markets in 2008 was in no small part due to deeply flawed executive pay...

  13. June 11, 2011

    Gruenberg nominated as US bank regulator

    The White House said Martin Gruenberg, vice-chairman of the US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, would be nominated to...

  14. FT Alphaville

    June 10, 2011

    Bank security in focus after Citi hack

    Citigroup will send replacement cards to 100,000 customers hit by a serious breach to its data network, the WSJ says. The...

  15. June 10, 2011

    Banks urged to boost security from hackers

    Bank regulators are pushing financial institutions to enhance procedures for authenticating online customer accounts after a...

  16. June 4, 2011

    Bair sets heavyweight banking advisory panel

    Sheila Bair has named a panel of heavyweight but unconventional figures to advise her successor at the Federal Deposit...

  17. May 12, 2011

    Finance groups win curbs delay

    Tighter supervision and higher capital requirements for the largest and riskiest financial institutions are being postponed...

  18. May 10, 2011

    Bair sets exit from FDIC

    Sheila Bair will step down as chair of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on July 8. Ms Bair, who was appointed by...

  19. FT Alphaville

    April 18, 2011

    FDIC drive to ring-fence banks

    FDIC chairman Sheila Bair has taken a leaf out of recent British regulatory moves and proposed that US banks ring-fence...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 18, 2011

    Loophole fears over Vickers bank rules

    What was that about devils and details? European banking groups could take advantage of a loophole to escape higher capital...

  21. April 17, 2011

    FDIC eyes tougher rules for big banks

    Sheila Bair: ‘I think [for] the very largest [banks] we will need to see some structural changes’ American banks should...

  22. April 17, 2011

    Bair puts foot down on bail-outs

    Ending the “too big to fail” problem that makes taxpayers the guarantors of large financial institutions was one of the main...

  23. April 13, 2011

    FDIC expects insurance fund to recover

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation expects its insurance fund to swing into the black this year for the first time...

  24. March 25, 2011

    US banks in ‘cash for keys’ foreclosure talks

    The five biggest US mortgage servicers were told this week at a private meeting with regulators to consider paying...

  25. March 3, 2011

    White House battles to fill jobs

    The White House is struggling to fill key financial posts in the administration as a combination of Senate opposition and...

  26. February 24, 2011

    US banks brace for interest rate rises

    The largest US banks are being warned by regulators to prepare for increasing interest rates, which some officials see as a...

  27. February 24, 2011

    FDIC hails cuts in loan loss provisions

    Big banks cutting their loan loss provisions capped a “turnround” year for the industry in 2010, the Federal Deposit...

  28. February 17, 2011

    Fed plan to cap card fees contested

    The US Federal Reserve came under sustained pressure in Congress on Thursday to alter, delay or abandon a plan to cap debit...

  29. February 7, 2011

    US regulators propose deferral of bank bonuses

    US bank executives will have to wait at least three years to receive half of their bonuses under regulatory proposals aimed...

  30. January 14, 2011

    Geithner doubts ability to spot vital banks

    Tim Geithner has questioned the feasibility of identifying financial institutions as “systemically important” in advance of...

  31. January 13, 2011

    US draws up new rules on bankers’ pay

    The US could follow Europe in forcing bank executives to defer a portion of their pay under new rules set to be proposed by...

  32. FT Alphaville

    November 24, 2010

    FDIC bad loan reserves down 4%

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said on Tuesday that reserves for bad loans at the largest US banks declined in...

  33. November 23, 2010

    FDIC bad loan reserves down 4%

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation said on Tuesday that reserves for bad loans at the largest US banks declined in...

  34. November 4, 2010

    Regulators pressured to curb Wall St reforms

    Battle has commenced over who will replace Barney Frank as chairman of the powerful House financial services committee, but...

  35. October 29, 2010

    And the magic word is ...

    What could “reboot” America these days? More stimulus spending? A dose of austerity? Increased quantitative easing (QE2)? Or...

  36. FT Alphaville

    October 26, 2010

    Bernanke weighs in on foreclosures

    Regulators will report next month on foreclosure processes at large lenders, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke has...

  37. October 25, 2010

    Foreclosure practices under intense scrutiny

    US regulators are “intensively” probing banks’ foreclosure practices and expect to produce results next month, but some...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 19, 2010

    Regulator warns of US farm asset bubble

    The next asset bubbles with potential to endanger the US financial system are in farm property and Treasury bonds, a leading...

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