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Things worth reading: 1st May 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Lloyds profits crash 95% as bank covers expected surge in bad debts Banks ‘can do more’ to compensate fraud victims How to detect business fraud Why the unemployed in America could face a lost decade Global equities dip at end of best month since …

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Things worth reading: 30th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Barclays may have to put aside £4.5bn to cover bad debts due to coronavirus StanChart eyes quick recovery as profit falls 12% on coronavirus crisis Barclays boss: Big offices ‘may be a thing of the past’ ‘No prospect’ of UK government selling RBS stake …

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Things worth reading: 29th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Coronavirus ‘will hasten the decline of cash’ Coronavirus: HSBC puts 35,000 job cuts on hold UBS profits jump 40% as wealth unit performs robustly Ten reasons why a ‘Greater Depression’ for the 2020s is inevitable FCA tells banks advising on debt not to muscle …

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Things worth reading: 28th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Australia’s NAB taps investors for $2.2 billion as coronavirus halves profit UBS posts 40% first-quarter net profit rise as transaction levels jump UK’s lowest paid most at risk during Covid-19 crisis, report finds How Goldman’s vampire squid gave way to BlackRock  HSBC profits halved …

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Things worth reading: 27th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England probes how long banks can survive the lockdown Banks paid millions in bonuses weeks before ban on cash rewards UK economy will take three years to recover from coronavirus – EY Virgin Atlantic hires bank in search for emergency funds Coronavirus: …

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Things worth reading: 24th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Credit Suisse earnings boosted by tax windfall Why the euro is more durable than it looks China aims to launch the world’s first official digital currency How to think about moral hazard during a pandemic Developing world economies hit hard by coronavirus For SoftBank’s …

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Things worth reading: 23rd April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … World Bank warns of collapse in money sent home by migrant workers Top economist: US coronavirus response is like ‘third world’ country China on slow road to recovery, but recession risk is high: Reuters poll $500 billion coronavirus aid package passes U.S. Senate, headed …

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Things worth reading: 22nd April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England boss: Loans need to be sorted out Fitch downgrades 10 European banks and warns coronavirus impact could lead to more Chinese bank publishes first-ever banking blockchain white paper RBS digital bank Bo is losing its chief product builder Coronavirus: Branson offers …

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Things worth reading: 21st April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England ‘failing climate’ with Covid-19 stimulus programme CMA letter to Metro Bank on breaches of the Retail Banking Order Businesses Say Big Banks Flouted ‘First Come First Served’ for Aid Are Credit Unions As Safe As Banks Right Now? As Firms Scramble …

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Things worth reading: 20th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … Bank of England governor piles pressure on bank CEOs Big Banks, Readying for a Recession, Set Aside Billions ‘Banks will behave better this time than during financial crisis’ How the coronavirus has hit the biggest US banks, in five charts U.S. banks seek term …

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Things worth reading: 17th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … EU helps protect weak firms from foreign takeovers How deep will downturns in rich countries be? The dollar’s dominance masks China’s rise in finance Morgan Stanley CEO: coronavirus will continue to pose challenges U.S. loan program hits $350 billion cap leaving thousands of small …

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Things worth reading: 16th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include … The SEC’s Regulation Best Interest — are broker-dealers prepared to comply? Biggest Wall Street banks set aside $25bn for loan losses Wells Fargo, BofA and JPMorgan grant overdraft relief as stimulus checks roll in With confidence shattered, the road to a ‘normal’ U.S. economy …

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Things worth reading: 15th April 2020

Things we’re reading today include …. IMF has no experience of recession arriving with such ferocity | Larry Elliott JP Morgan sets aside $8.3bn to cover Covid-19 losses UK economy could shrink by 35% with 2m job losses, warns OBR Not even Wall Street titans know the true cost of …

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