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Things worth reading: 27th September 2010

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Things we're reading today include ...


HSBC confirms boardroom shake-up - BBC
Investors in HSBC furious at 'shambles' over succession - The Telegraph
HSBC attacked over Geoghegan severance deal - The Independent
HSBC directors face questions over £36m 'golden goodbye' for Michael Geoghegan - The Telegraph
HSBC condemns 'diabolical' plot to undermine Geoghegan - The Independent


US Treasury stumbles selling Citi shares - Financial Times
Citigroup gives pay hikes to top executives - The Independent
Lehman Bros art goes under hammer for $12m - BBC
Art sale from the bank that hit the canvas - The Telegraph
RBS customers 'are able to stay' - BBC
JC Flowers hires ex-Skipton chief ahead of mutuals push - The Independent
Profile: Lloyds chief Eric Daniels - BBC

Banking Commission

UK Banking Commisson to ask 'hard questions' about bank stability, competition - The Telegraph
Banking commission to investigate 'shadow banking' of hedge funds - The Telegraph
Should we break up the banks? - BBC


Taxman targets Swiss bank clients - BBC
HMRC launches tax evasion probe into Swiss account holders - The Telegraph


Crash makes it harder to attract women into bank boardrooms - The Independent
Banks 'bending rules on liquidity' - The Telegraph
Banks made the right call over key jobs - The Telegraph
Banking sector continues recovery - BBC
Irish response to crisis will make economy stall - The Independent
Financial services success story amid the gloom - The Independent

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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...

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