Banks

  • 27 Aug 2014 at 1:02 PM
  • Banks

BNY Mellon Loses Lucrative Argentine Market

Just kidding: There was nothing lucrative at all about the Argentine market for BNY, only trouble. But Cristina Kircher & co. have been kind enough to deal with that problem for their estranged trustee bank. Read more »

The nearly $17 billion that Brian Moynihan & co. will pay to make the albatross of Countrywide and Angelo Mozilo go away forever is actually closer to $12 billion, thanks to the tax-deductibility of ordinary business expenses like helping out underwater mortgageholders under duress ($7 billion) and compensatory matters ($4.63 billion). Read more »

The corpse of Lehman Brothers wants the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to take a really close look at the part of its bankruptcy that say “no cash” should go to Barclays when it bought Lehman’s brokerage. Because, you know, their honors this month said that Barclays could have $4 billion in cash from the brokerage, and, not to belabor the point, but that seems like a lot more than “no cash.” Read more »

  • 19 Aug 2014 at 10:15 AM
  • Banks

Standard Chartered-N.Y. Regulator Relationship On The Mend

Last time Standard Chartered had a little run-in with Benjamin Lawsky—you know, for money laundering for the ayatollahs—it walked away $340 million lighter. It also promised to pay some extra attention to the kinds of things that Benjamin Lawsky might want it to pay attention to.

And it has! Just, not to the extent that old Benjamin Lawsky wanted. But he’s going to go easy on them this time. Read more »

US$450 million for Liborgate. £3.56 billion for payment protection insurance, with £900 million more to come. US$480 million to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. £211 million for “other unspecified litigation and conduct charges.” And that’s just the beginning of the legal accounting at the House of Jenkins. Read more »

  • 11 Aug 2014 at 6:24 PM
  • Banks

Legal Reserve Watch ’14: JPMorgan Chase

Jamie Dimon may have to squirrel away a few extra dollars, as the SEC and OCC team up to see whether JPMC was a little bit too proud of some of its world-class investment funds. Read more »

Whatever’s going on with Banco Espírito Santo—the collapse, the restructuring, the splitting into a good bank and bad bank with European (read: German) money, it certainly isn’t bankrupt, or at least not in a “bankruptcy event,” according to ISDA. Read more »