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Things worth reading: 7th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … How is your bank helping customers impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic? Allstate to return $600 million in auto premiums as coronavirus cuts driving Fed says it will provide financing against new U.S. ‘payroll protection’ loans Wall Street soars on hopes of slowing coronavirus deaths …

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Things worth reading: 6th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Banks welcome Chancellor’s revamp of coronavirus loan scheme CEO of Santander says bank is taking measures to limit coronavirus impact Are banks making a profit from the coronavirus crisis? Regulators offer capital break on bank loans due to pandemic U.S. banks to defend dividend …

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Things worth reading: 3rd April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … JPMorgan on collision course with US Treasury over rescue loans 130K inquiries, 1K loans: why UK government had to tweak help for small firms Denying coronavirus loans ‘completely unacceptable’ banks told Loan and credit card payments to be frozen for three months in UK …

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Things worth reading: 2nd April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Now the world faces two pandemics – one medical, one financial | Robert Shiller Coronavirus: Banks bow to pressure and axe shareholder payments Banks paid millions in bonuses weeks before ban on cash rewards Wall Street’s debt machine: why everyone is watching bank exposure …

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Things worth reading: 1st April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Citi postpones 2020 investor day due to coronavirus outbreak Big banks left hanging after ‘disaster’ in risky loan market Barclays offers triple overtime pay for staff on coronavirus frontline UK examines ways to make writing wills easier during Covid-19 crisis Coronavirus: Millions will be …

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Things worth reading: 31st March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK payday lenders start suspending new loans in Covid-19 crisis Panic buying on wane as online shopping takes over, says bank JPMorgan plans to raise up to $10 billion for alternative investments: source UN calls for $2.5tn emergency package for developing nations AmEx to …

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Things worth reading: 30th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Jeff Bezos sold $3.4bn of Amazon stock just before Covid-19 collapse Dozens of poorer nations seek IMF help amid coronavirus crisis ECB tells euro zone banks to skip payouts as virus hits economy ‘Hell is coming’: how Bill Ackman’s TV interview tanked the markets …

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Things worth reading: 27th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … ABN Amro takes $200m hit from failure of a single client America’s central bank is not the only one doling out greenbacks Big banks reassure staff about potential job cuts An imaginative template for dealing with the cash crunch How UK banks are offering …

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Things worth reading: 26th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse slashes ousted CEO’s bonus by almost £2m Banks warned against profiteering from UK coronavirus crisis India’s huge outsourcing industry struggles with work-from-home scenario Banks under fire for coronavirus loan tactics Banks and business caught out by emergency measures How to pay for …

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Things worth reading: 25th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK cash usage halves within days as shops close due to coronavirus Banks, regulators move to protect customers from wave of coronavirus scams in UK, U.S. Non-bank lenders will bear brunt of credit crisis Wells Fargo to pay special compensation to front-line workers amid …

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Things worth reading: 24th March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Dollar near three-year peak amid mad cash scramble Markets should brace for ‘full-on’ crisis, warns Waxman Global economy will suffer for years to come, says OECD The Fed is running out of options to stave off a coronavirus depression | Larry Elliott Tipping goes …

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Things worth reading: 23rd March 2020

Things we’re reading today include … UK lenders banned from repossessing homes amid coronavirus crisis EU states ‘dragging their feet’ over financial transparency, report finds Advancing bank tech ‘broadens hack attack surface’ Economists told us what a pandemic could do. Who listened? | Torsten Bell Global economy will suffer for …

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