Macquarie posted a record first-half net profit that jumped 58 percent, helped by higher fee income and better financial market activity.
Barclays, the U.K. bank, has reported slightly worse than expected profits for the third quarter, and warned of a weaker end to 2015 as it cut some targets.
Santander, the euro zone's biggest bank, said on Thursday net profit rose nearly 5 percent in the third quarter from a year ago to 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion).
Jes Staley has been appointed as Barclays new chief executive, after months where the bank has been led by executive chairman John McFarlane.
NAB posted a 15.5% rise in FY profit and said it would spin off and sell its under-performing UK operations.
HSBC has begun shifting its multi-billion dollar derivatives trades from London to Hong Kong, sources said.
Vera Eve Lim, CFO of Bank Danamon and a member of CNBC's CFO Council, says net profits for the first three quarters were lower on changes in loan trends, but that there were also positive trends emerging.
Mounting bad loans are running down Chinese banks' capital buffers, forcing a scramble for funds despite raising a record amount last year.
Britain's smaller lenders will avoid the Bank of England's 'stress tests' of their resilience to shocks, the central bank said on Wednesday.
A government-backed inquiry in Australia called for more competition and stronger capital reserves for the nation's four major banks.
One subject that is expected to come up this week is whether the bank needs to turn up the heat on its 1 trillion euro ($1.1 trillion) bond-buying program.
British bank Barclays said it will pay $325 million in a settlement with the U.S. National Credit Union Association to resolve two civil lawsuits.
U.S. banks would benefit from higher interest rates, says John Maxfield, senior banking specialist at The Motley Fool.
Hugh Johnson, chairman and chief investment officer at Hugh Johnson Advisors, outlines the impact of a Fed rate hike on U.S. financials.
HSBC’s London investment banking division is cutting pay by 10 percent and enforcing a two-week unpaid leave for hundreds of workers.
The UK will not bring in new rules which would have made senior executives prove they had done everything possible to avert failings on their watch.
Anton Siluanov, Russian finance minister, says he does not expect any growth in banking sector profits this year.
Big banks could face headwinds from fixed income trading and weak underwriting revenues in the third quarter, Barclays analyst Jason Goldberg says.
Credit Suisse's new chief, Tidjane Thiam, is set to launch a substantial capital raising as part of his strategic plan, the FT reports.
Tom Stevenson, investment director at Fidelity, says U.K. bank Lloyds could be a good investment because it is a domestic, retail focused bank, which means it is easier to understand the business. It is also forecast to pay an attractive 4.5 percent dividend.