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Looking back on 2013 We’re moving towards end of year mode, so it’s time to put a wrap on 2013.  In the usual way, this is achieved by looking back over the year and seeing what news has hit the headlines; the key developments in commercial, retail and investment banking; and the big technology movements….

Things worth reading: 16th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Standard Chartered forced by Bank to strip top exec of risk role London financiers plan low key Christmas parties UK investment 'hit by regulatory uncertainty' A giant step for Europe? ‘Democratic’ crowdfunding under threat Lawyers fear UK bank reform uncertainty Bruiser Boucher, Irish banking's great survivor Exclusive: Euro zone…

The Finanser’s Week: 9th December – 15th December 2013

Our biggest stories of the past week are … What role for banks in a sharing economy of social capitalism? I was struck yesterday, as I presented my themes around Digital Bank at a conference, that there’s one area I’ve discussed for a long time, but not blogged about much in-depth. That is the collision…

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Things worth reading: 13th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … EU watchdog aims to cool Bitcoin fever Bitcoin: Price v hype Bitcoin start-up raises $25m funding Former Icelandic bank bosses jailed Bank of America's Merrill to pay $132 million in SEC case over mortgages Analysis: SEC plans to take more cases to trial despite losses British businesses take off…

Things worth reading: 13th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … EU watchdog aims to cool Bitcoin fever Bitcoin: Price v hype Bitcoin start-up raises $25m funding Former Icelandic bank bosses jailed Bank of America's Merrill to pay $132 million in SEC case over mortgages Analysis: SEC plans to take more cases to trial despite losses British businesses take off…

Things worth reading: 12th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Lloyds Bank fined record £28m by FCA over toxic ‘sell or be demoted’ scheme Lloyds hit by record £28m retail conduct fine over bullying sales tactics Death of a Lloyds salesman Bank fines go to good causes after rule change The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas European financial tax suffers…

Things worth reading: 12th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Lloyds Bank fined record £28m by FCA over toxic ‘sell or be demoted’ scheme Lloyds hit by record £28m retail conduct fine over bullying sales tactics Death of a Lloyds salesman Bank fines go to good causes after rule change The 12 cyber-scams of Christmas European financial tax suffers…

Things worth reading: 11th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … U.S. passes Volcker Rule: US regulators ban risky trades U.S. finalizes Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades Wall Street banks lose battle over Volcker Rule Volcker rule: overruled Volcker Rule: Q&A Defining prop trading is hard enough, but good governance? And, in other news: JPMorgan files patent on…

Things worth reading: 11th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … U.S. passes Volcker Rule: US regulators ban risky trades U.S. finalizes Volcker rule, curbing Wall Street's risky trades Wall Street banks lose battle over Volcker Rule Volcker rule: overruled Volcker Rule: Q&A Defining prop trading is hard enough, but good governance? And, in other news: JPMorgan files patent on…

Things worth reading: 10th December 2013

Things we're reading today include … Ex-Goldman Sachs banker jailed in UK in Nigerian corruption case Ex-Deutsche Bank employee in HK guilty of taking $3.7m in bribes HSBC eyes £20bn spin-off of UK retail arm Why HSBC is unlikely to spin off its UK business HSBC retail arm spin-off talk fails to impress the City…

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