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Things worth reading: 16th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … Bank of England bomb scare: Abandoned car causes chaos in heart of the City Top SEC official raps U.S. risk council for seeking to grab power American billionaire Steve Cohen 'furious' over $100m penthouse 'no one wants' Lloyds admits nothing's safe in Scotland – jobs or sterling ECB under…

Things worth reading: 16th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … Bank of England bomb scare: Abandoned car causes chaos in heart of the City Top SEC official raps U.S. risk council for seeking to grab power American billionaire Steve Cohen 'furious' over $100m penthouse 'no one wants' Lloyds admits nothing's safe in Scotland – jobs or sterling ECB under…

Things worth reading: 15th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … Ulster Bank denies forcing viable businesses into bankruptcy to boost profits Should customers ditch troubled Co-op Bank? Berlin halts €320m sale of bailed out bank Depfa to US buyer Banks say bonus clawback rules may be unenforceable BNP Paribas warns U.S. sanctions fine could exceed provision Citigroup fires 11…

Things worth reading: 14th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … Richard Branson bets on BitPay Brewin Dolphin IT problems to cost £32m BNP Paribas 'could pay $3bn to resolve Iran claims' BNP Paribas may pay more than $3 billion to end probes: sources SocGen banking on Russia despite crisis Goldman’s Twitter banker joins hedge fund RBS subsidiary Citizens files…

Things worth reading: 14th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … Richard Branson bets on BitPay Brewin Dolphin IT problems to cost £32m BNP Paribas 'could pay $3bn to resolve Iran claims' BNP Paribas may pay more than $3 billion to end probes: sources SocGen banking on Russia despite crisis Goldman’s Twitter banker joins hedge fund RBS subsidiary Citizens files…

Things worth reading: 13th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … HSBC launches free wi-fi in branches RBS's US business files for $100m IPO RBS US arm Citizens in share sale Congratulations Barclays, your “bad bank” is the biggest in the business Ex-Barclays chiefs face Serious Fraud Office probe over Qatari fundraising Ex-Barclays chiefs face questioning Exclusive: Credit Suisse deal…

Things worth reading: 13th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … HSBC launches free wi-fi in branches RBS's US business files for $100m IPO RBS US arm Citizens in share sale Congratulations Barclays, your “bad bank” is the biggest in the business Ex-Barclays chiefs face Serious Fraud Office probe over Qatari fundraising Ex-Barclays chiefs face questioning Exclusive: Credit Suisse deal…

Things worth reading: 12th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … UK fraud office steps up probe into Barclays over Qatar: FT Financial services fail to impress young The hard facts about momentum investing Boom times for bank trading have gone, and may never come back Barclays boss: 'decade of change ahead'Barclays Bank boss 'understands' pay concern Goldman banking revenue…

Things worth reading: 12th May 2014

Things we're reading today include … UK fraud office steps up probe into Barclays over Qatar: FT Financial services fail to impress young The hard facts about momentum investing Boom times for bank trading have gone, and may never come back Barclays boss: 'decade of change ahead'Barclays Bank boss 'understands' pay concern Goldman banking revenue…

The Finanser’s Week: 5th May – 11th May 2014

Our biggest stories of the past week are … Money laundering, KYC and a PEP talk I have recently spent a lot of time talking about KYC (Know Your Client), AML (Anti Money Laundering, often confused with ALM which is Asset and Liability Management), Client Onboarding, PEPs (Politically Exposed Persons) and SARs (Suspicious Activity Reports). …

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