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Things worth reading: 17th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … Citigroup chief Vikram Pandit steps down in shock move Citi CEO Pandit exits abruptly after board clash Citigroup boss in shock exit Vikram Pandit: The academic 'hedge fund guy' Michael Corbat: Citigroup's new chief executive Goldman pay pot hits $11bn as profits jump Profits climb at Goldman Sachs A…

Things worth reading: 16th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … RBS could sue Santander as deal failure could cost bank £1bn Branson and Flowers express interest as RBS considers keeping branches Euro destroying EU, and Germany should save it: Soros SFO in the dock after collapse of Icelandic bank fraud inquiry Writedown hits Citigroup profits FSA relaxes vetting process…

Things worth reading: 15th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … IASB chairman laments delays to reform Finland wary of single eurozone budget: PM City's expat bankers feel pain as taxman targets 'low-hanging fruit' NYSE Euronext to offer new retail service RBS shares head for fall after branch sell-off fails Setback for RBS on road to rehabilitation Virgin Money leads…

The Finanser’s Week: 8th October – 14th October 2012

Our biggest stories of the past week are …  This week featured a five part series on the future of the bank branch: Part One: One banker knows his industry is trashed, and here's his plan I often present around the depressed state of the banking markets. Usually, it’s a political and economic overview of…

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Things worth reading: 12th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … Banks becoming 'irrelevant' to big companies Jamie Dimon says he would not repeat Bear Stearns 'favour' again JP Morgan kicks off Wall Street earnings with focus on jobs Goldman Sachs finds no evidence in 'muppet hunt' Bank of China executive warns of shadow banking risks S&P cuts Spain credit…

Things worth reading: 11th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … NatWest admits app fraud problem Barclays changes branch bonuses Goldman braced for more revelations US sues Well Fargo over 'reckless' lending in fraud case JPMorgan's Dimon hits back at government over Bear Stearns suit JPMorgan CFO expected to shift role JPMorgan CEO says he should have caught "London whale"…

Things worth reading: 10th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … Barclays to acquire ING Direct UK Barclays boss Jenkins bags ING Direct in online deal Barclays – a penchant for retail Pranksters present Barclays with award for 'innovation in interest rate manipulation' Awards: Bankers get unwanted recognition U.S. sues Wells Fargo in mortgage fraud case Libor-rigging bankers should be…

Things worth reading: 9th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … VIDEO: IMF: 'uncertainty about the future' American Express and Walmart Launch Bluebird World Bank cuts East Asia GDP outlook, flags China risks McKinsey casts gloomy eye on world banking Race for top job at the Bank narrows as three drop out Bleak future for the banks of tomorrow Amex…

Things worth reading: 8th October 2012

Things we're reading today include … Barclays move could mark the end for the 'golden goose' of banking Google makes first foray into credit business Walmart, Amex to make financial services announcement Monday Businesses 'lack trust' in banks Analysis: Australia's success story takes a chilling turn Sceptical traders set to undermine Direct Line NatWest suspends…

The Finanser’s Week: 1st October – 7th October 2012

Our biggest stories of the past week are …  Money and rumpy pumpy A while ago David Birch, he of the geek #1 fame, said to me that all new forms of commerce are created by games, girls and gambling, and the more I think about it, the more true I see this… A few…

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