Three of Britain’s biggest banks have been hit by what is potentially the biggest LIBOR lawsuit to date by the US government.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) has alleged that Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), Barclays and Royal Bank Of Scotland (RBS) played a part in the collapse of 39 US banks worth more than $400 billion.Read More
Acting chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Tracey McDermott, is to leave the regulator in July when new boss Andrew Bailey takes over.
Ms McDermott has been with the UK’s financial regulator since 2001 – first with the Financial Services Authority (FSA), where she held various roles, and then with the FCA when the new body took over supervising the UK’s financial stability in April 2014.Read More
New research claims that 10 misconduct scandals have cost the UK’s banks £53 billion in fines and other penalties since the turn of the century.
Think tank New City Agenda says the biggest of the lot has been the cost of mis-selling PPI for which the banks have set aside a total of £37.3 billion to pay out past and future successful claims – more than four times the cost of staging the London 2012 Olympics.
Mis-sold PPI and other legacy issues will hit UK banks’ profitability for at least another two years claims a new report.
Ratings agency Moody’s says misconduct fines, compensation and related legal costs will continue to affect the balance sheets of the UK’s biggest banks in the aftermath of a series of scandals ranging from PPI to Libor to attempts to rig the foreign exchange rate.Read More
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been attacked for the suggestion they might allow a return to commission sales – the very technique held to be responsible for the multi £ billion PPI scandal.
In a recent interview interim FCA chief executive Tracey McDermott said she ‘wouldn’t rule out’ allowing retail banking to sell financial products on a commission basis.Read More
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been helping the American Department of Justice (DoJ) to investigate three British based bankers over a possible new rate rigging scandal.
This time it’s the complex worldwide debt market which is the subject of the inquiry. All three traders, plus another from the Bank Of America, have been placed on leave until the investigation is resolved.Read More
The acting head of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has denied the UK regulator is ‘going soft’ on Britain’s banks.
The organisation has been criticised recently for shelving an inquiry into the culture, pay and behaviour of staff in British banking and not proceeding with any formal enforcement investigation of last year’s HSBC tax evasion scandal.Read More
The former head of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA) has apologised to MPs for the role of the UK’s banks in causing the financial crisis of 2008.
Angela Knight was appearing before the Treasury Select Committee who were examining her suitability for her new role as chair of the Office For Tax Simplification.Read More
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