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    Goldman looks to fight rivals with capital advantage

    Goldman Sachs was starting to benefit from the capitulation of its rivals in riskier businesses, its chief financial officer...

  2. April 16, 2014

    BofA hit by $6bn legal charge

    Bank of America reported its first quarterly loss in almost three years as the bank set aside an extra $2.4bn to settle...

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  1. April 15, 2014

    NY financial services regulator deepens probe into Credit Suisse

    New York’s bank regulator has subpoenaed hard drives and documents from Credit Suisse as its investigation into potential...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Pressure grows on Citi finance chief as alleged fraud emerges

    Stock market investors rewarded Citigroup for beating analysts’ first-quarter estimates on Monday, but the report contained...

  3. April 14, 2014

    Citi earnings rise on narrower credit losses

    Citigroup reported net income of $3.94bn in the first quarter, beating analysts’ estimates, but the bank suffered another...

  4. April 11, 2014

    Banks should be made more solid

    Before the financial boom that culminated in the crisis of 2007-08, before the stretching of bank balance sheets with triple...

  5. April 11, 2014

    JPMorgan misses targets as revenues in fixed income slump

    JPMorgan Chase had its worst start to the year in fixed income trading since the depths of the financial crisis, causing the...

  6. April 10, 2014

    Banks urged to act over ‘Heartbleed’ bug

    A US regulator has warned that cyber criminals could be impersonating bank services or stealing users’ online banking...

  7. April 10, 2014

    Boutique banks: Lex in-depth

    Small, simple and agile Shopping in the boutiques The bottom of the current merger cycle was marked by a moment of delicious...

  8. April 10, 2014

    US banks push back against ‘too big to fail’ funding assumptions

    The banking industry is fighting back against recent studies showing the largest companies still enjoy funding advantages...

  9. 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...

  10. April 8, 2014

    BNY Mellon rejects call to split off asset management arm

    Bank of New York Mellon faced down shareholder angst over costs, profitability and executive pay at its annual meeting, with...

  11. April 7, 2014

    Fed gives banks extra time on Volcker compliance

    The Federal Reserve granted a fresh concession to banks that are subject to the Volcker rule on Monday, giving them two more...

  12. 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...

  13. April 6, 2014

    Bank of New York Mellon investors balk at board pay and expenses

    Shareholders in Bank of New York Mellon, the world’s largest custody bank, are voicing concern about expenses and executive...

  14. April 4, 2014

    US bank dividends: on the rise

    Sorry, Citigroup. Dividends from large US banks are largely on the rise this year. This is an accomplishment, given the...

  15. April 4, 2014

    JPMorgan’s Masters withdraws from line of fire

    Blythe Masters, who has resigned from JPMorgan Chase after 27 years, caused the financial crisis by cooking up a toxic...

  16. April 3, 2014

    The female face of the crisis quits the spotlight

    Three decades ago, when Blythe Masters was a horse-mad teenager from the English county of Kent, she worked as an intern in...

  17. April 3, 2014

    Citi forecast to miss internal 2015 target

    Citigroup is increasingly unlikely to meet a 2015 target that is central to chief executive Mike Corbat’s strategy of...

  18. March 31, 2014

    Former Citigroup co-chief John Reed warns of ‘managerial turmoil’

    John Reed, the former co-chief executive and architect of the modern day Citigroup, said “managerial turmoil” at the...

  19. March 31, 2014

    Leverage ratios: in time

    It was only a matter of time. Leverage ratios on buyout deals are rising as financing costs remain low and demand for...

  20. March 30, 2014

    Ally Financial: revved up

    No more idling for Ally Financial. The former financing arm of General Motors is moving ahead with an initial public...

  21. March 27, 2014

    Fed stress test results to hit RBS’s Citizens division hardest

    Of the three foreign banks that suffered the ignominy of having their capital plans fall foul of the US Federal Reserve’s...

  22. 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,...

  23. 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...

  24. March 24, 2014

    Banks must prepare for escalating costs of legal problems

    Anyone who thinks the current lull in multibillion-dollar bank settlements means the payouts have peaked should talk to the...

  25. March 24, 2014

    How to use a bank tax to make the financial system safer

    A tax on the balance sheets of big banks – first proposed by US President Barack Obama in 2010 but later shelved – is back...

  26. March 23, 2014

    CFTC steps up probe of ‘exchange for futures’ deals

    The US derivatives watchdog has warned market participants of potential legal charges as it escalates a probe into more than...

  27. March 21, 2014

    Workaholic ex-bankers impose long-hours culture on new colleagues

    Bankers’ punishing hours are no longer merely of concern to the families of financiers – the fallout of their all-consuming...

  28. March 21, 2014

    Fed revises bank stress test results

    The Federal Reserve revised its bank stress test results on Friday, a day after releasing them, in a change that could...

  29. March 20, 2014

    US bank stress tests: capital ideas

    Maybe they should rename them the capital return tests. Or perhaps payout tests? Several years on from the financial crisis,...

  30. March 20, 2014

    Jumbo loans the new battleground for US banks

    US banks have intensified their competition to offer home loans to the wealthiest borrowers in a move that has helped...

  31. March 18, 2014

    US banks braced for stress tests

    It is late 2014. A new financial crisis is proving to be deeper and grimmer even than 2008. The stock market is down by...

  32. March 11, 2014

    Staple financing: advice and money

    Leave it to investment bankers to spoil a product that benefits both themselves and their clients. Last week, a Delaware...

  33. 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...

  34. March 10, 2014

    UK offers case study for US on balance sheet taxes on banks

    One can see why politicians like the idea of extracting more tax revenues from the banks. With the sector still reviled...

  35. March 9, 2014

    Lawsky to step up assault on Wall Street’s corporate wrongdoing

    Benjamin Lawsky, New York’s aggressive banking regulator who is campaigning to clean up Wall Street, is turning his sights...

  36. March 7, 2014

    Banks are a proxy for credit bubble fears

    Can nothing stop the runaway capital markets train? It seems not, after the US delivered record corporate bond sales this...

  37. March 5, 2014

    Regulator to investigate Nationstar

    New York’s chief financial regulator will investigate the “explosive growth” of Nationstar Mortgage, in the latest instance...

  38. March 3, 2014

    Dave Camp tax plan cuts through web of US interests

    The reaction from Wall Street lobby groups was swift and fierce, just a few hours after Dave Camp, the top Republican tax...

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