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Things worth reading: 26th November 2009

Things we're reading today include …

 

Today's must read:

"The National Australia Bank has confirmed a spike in customers using
its retail banking services from internet-enabled mobile phones is
likely to lead to it replacing security pass codes – now sent by SMS –
with biometric voice prints within a year because of growing security
concerns."

What is next in mobile banking – voice biometrics (CIO Magazine, NZ)

 

Regulations

Britain's bankers win double victory on bonuses and chargesThe Times

Walker review: main pointsThe Telegraph
Banks 'must reveal £1m earners'BBC
Walker reviewFinancial Times
Walker warns banks: Back me or face nationalisationThe Independent

Banks win legal battle on overdraft chargesThe Times
Overdraft fees: why the Supreme Court was right to stand up for beastly bankersThe Telegraph

EC seeks tighter control of hedge fund managersThe Telegraph
EU proposals rattle UK private equityThe Times

Bank Bailouts

Darling defends secret £62bn emergency loanThe Times
Treasury rift with Bank deepens over secret loanThe Times
Lloyds directors under attack after diclosure of HBOS loansThe Times

Companies

LSE profits fall 37 per cent amid tough competitionThe Times
LSE meets Euroclear opposition on post-tradeFinancial Times

ING shareholders back share issue and company split
– BBC

RBS vulnerability was 'no secret' – Press Association
Swiss set to share UBS tax dataBBC
Competition in cash equities hits LSEFinancial Times

Markets

Bundesbank fears relapse as German banks face €90bn fresh lossesThe Telegraph
5 reasons banks don't get it (and a few banks that do) – CNN

 

Quote of the Day:

"It's been a tough year for my husband. He now owns
four banks and that incurs a lot of paperwork and a lot of
post-work-hours stress."

Maggie Darling, wife of UK Chancellor Alistair Darling 


 

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