Banks

Questions from a parliamentary committee will not be the toughest faced by the former minister who moonlighted as chairman of a failing bank. Read more »

On those exceedingly rare occasions when their hated, ancient rivals at Morgan Stanley got one over on them, Goldman Sachs just made a few (probably insincere) phone calls asking select MSers if they might like to join the anointed, after a short conversation about what they’d been up to lately, of course. Read more »

  • 04 Apr 2014 at 1:29 PM
  • Banks

Scapegoat Watch ’15: Citigroup Stress Tests

The trauma of having your allowance withheld by the Federal Reserve is bad enough. What’s worse is having the failure laid squarely at the feet of two top officials who you’ll be sharing an elevator with for the foreseeable future.

Mike Corbat won’t be making the same mistake next year. Read more »

  • 02 Apr 2014 at 5:00 PM
  • Banks

El Chapo Guzman May Still Be Banking With HSBC

Remember that time HSBC was found to be running a lucrative money-laundering business on the side, cheerfully doing business with Mexican and Colombian drug cartels, the Iranians, Burmese and the Cubans? And how it agreed to stop and be a good boy and oh yea pay about $2 billion if federal prosecutors agreed not to file criminal charges against it?

Well, coming up with $1.9 billion was the easy part. Making sure you’re not doing the thing that forced you to write that check in the first place? This is a stickier matter. Read more »

  • 02 Apr 2014 at 12:15 PM
  • Banks

Latest Forex Lawsuit Heavy On Toff Stereotyping

A bunch of big investors think that a bunch of big banks should give them an unspecified amount of money, because they have broken crumpets and sipped tea together or something. Read more »

  • 01 Apr 2014 at 3:32 PM
  • Banks

Bob Diamond Is So Very Close To Running A Bank Again

The former Barclays chief’s new hobby is buying financial firms in Africa. Read more »

Given, you know, things, the Financial Conduct Authority would like to spend a little more time and money rooting out a certain type of conduct. Read more »