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May 6, 2015 Los Angeles sues Wells Fargo, alleging fraud by employees

Source: SF Gate

LOS ANGELES — Wells Fargo Bank employees driven by strict sales pressure issued unwanted credit cards and opened unauthorized accounts that charged customers fees and damaged their credit, according to a lawsuit filed by the city...

April 2, 2015 U.S. says HSBC must do more to improve compliance

Source: Reuters

HSBC Holdings Plc is making progress toward cleaning up its operations, after reaching a $1.92 billion settlement of charges related to money laundering, but has not done enough, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Wednesday.

March 19, 2015 House Republicans take aim at Dodd-Frank in budget plan

Source: Reuters

Republican lawmakers took aim at the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform law Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would gut regulators’ authority to manage the collapse of big banks and give Congress direct control of the U.S. consumer...

March 13, 2015 Commerzbank to pay $1.45 billion to settle banking violations

Source: Irish Times

Commerzbank agreed to pay $1.45 billion to settle multiple US investigations, closing the door on half a decade of legal woes over claims of sanctions violations and its role in one of Japan’s biggest accounting scandals.

March 6, 2015 U.S. banks pass Fed capital test, trading books hurt

Source: Reuters

All 31 U.S. banks passed a test of how they would do in a next economic crisis, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday, but those with large trading books came out weak because of new elements in the check-up.

March 5, 2015 Fed’s stress tests questioned on eve of results

Source: MarketWatch

Just before the Federal Reserve releases the first round of its 2015 “stress tests” another government agency is questioning the way the annual exercises are run. The Office of Financial Research, a new arm of the Treasury...

February 26, 2015 New York surveying banks on cybersecurity defenses

Source: SF Chronicle

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York financial regulators are considering tougher cybersecurity requirements for banks to mandate more complex computer sign-ins and certifications from the contractors of their cyberdefenses, the state's top...

February 24, 2015 Obama picks a fight with Wall Street banks

Source: The Hill

For the first time in his second term, President Obama is picking a fight with Wall Street. With Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by his side, Obama announced Monday at AARP’s Washington headquarters that he is moving ahead with...

February 9, 2015 HSBC files show how Swiss bank helped clients dodge taxes and hide millions

Source: The Guardian

HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers dodge taxes and conceal millions of dollars of assets, doling out bundles of untraceable cash and advising clients on how to circumvent domestic tax authorities, according to a...

January 28, 2015 Fitch: New Accounting Rules for 2014 Reporting Season

Source: Reuters

In a new report, Fitch Ratings examines the changes expected in 2014 accounts. For banks reporting under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) the most significant new standards for 2014 accounts are IFRS 10, 11 and...

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