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December 16, 2014 Co-op Bank fails stress test and Lloyds and RBS remain at risk in 'severe economic downturn'

Source: BBC News

The Bank of England's doomsday economic scenario has left three of Britain's major banks under some stress.But only one, Co-op, has actually failed the test of what would happen if there were an economic crisis in the UK.

December 11, 2014 Regulators concerned at banks scaling back market making commitments

Source: Reuters

Global financial regulators worry that banks are scaling back costly market making functions and that this could leave investors stranded, as well as squeezing funds to drive economic recovery, a senior official said on Tuesday.

December 8, 2014 Big four Aussie banks face shake-up

New Zealand Herald - Murray, a former Commonwealth Bank boss and îFuture Fundî chairman, was last year charged with undertaking the biggest health check of îAustraliaî's financial system since the 1997...

November 12, 2014 British, U.S. and Swiss Regulators Fine Big Banks $3.3 Billion in Foreign Exchange Scandal

Source: NY Times

British, American and Swiss regulators fined five of the world’s biggest banks a combined $3.3 billion on Wednesday for conspiring to manipulate the foreign currency markets, the latest scandal to hit an industry facing increased...

November 10, 2014 Mark Carney: No more bank bail-outs (UK)

Source: Telegraph (UK)

The Governor of the bank of England, in his position as chairman of the international Financial Stability Board (FSB), has unveiled proposals for forcing creditors to bear banks' losses.

November 6, 2014 Crunch Time for Britian's Big Four Banks

Source: The Guardian (UK)

Competition and Markets Authority to embark on most detailed analysis of sector for a decade, looking into how banks treat small business and personal customers

October 27, 2014 ECB fails 25 banks in health check but problems largely solved

Source: Reuters

Roughly one in five of the euro zone's top lenders failed landmark health checks at the end of last year but most have since repaired their finances, the European Central Bank said on Sunday.

September 15, 2014 European Banks Get New Capital Hit From Accounting Rule

Source: Bloomberg

European banks already under pressure to strengthen capital ratios may have to hold off on distributing profit to shareholders because of new accounting rules on how loan losses are calculated

August 4, 2014 Banco Espirito Santo Junior Bonds Slide as Bailout Forces Losses

Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek

The Bank of Portugal will take control of Banco Espirito Santo’s assets and deposit-taking operations by transferring them to a new company, Novo Banco, into which it will inject money from its Resolution Fund (BRAEAIA), the...

July 30, 2014 BOE Targets Seven-Year Clawback on Banker Bonuses - video

Source: Bloombeg TV

Bloomberg’s Manus Cranny reports that the Bank of England has set a seven-year clawback rule on banker bonuses in an effort to reduce short-term risk-taking. He speaks on “The Pulse.”

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