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  • Pension advance firms cheat retirees -U.S. lawsuit Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 3:00 PM ET

    The lawsuit against Pension Funding LLC and Pension Income LLC was brought by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the New York State Department of Financial Services. It accused the California- base companies and their principals of duping older Americans, mainly through online pitches, from 2011 through last December into redirecting...

  • Lawsuits stemming from the FDIC's role as receiver for Austin- based Guaranty Bank, which had bought more than $2.7 billion of the securities, were filed against Citigroup Inc, Bank of New York Mellon Corp and US Bancorp late Wednesday in Manhattan federal court. The FDIC, whose full name is Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, said the banks failed in their role as bond...

  • Aug 20- Consolidation among U.S. banks, particularly capital-squeezed small- and mid-cap lenders, is set to rise in the next year or two due to persistently low interest rates, RBC banking analyst Gerard Cassidy said. This week, BB&T Corp said it would buy National Penn Bancshares Inc for about $1.8 billion, hot on the heels of regulatory approval for its $2.5...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- A U.S. regulator sued Bank of New York Mellon Corp on Wednesday over more than $2 billion in mortgage-backed securities purchased by a failed Texas bank, claiming BNY Mellon breached its duties as bond trustee to protect investors. Austin, Texas- based Guaranty Bank closed in August 2009, and the FDIC arranged for its deposits to be assumed by BBVA...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- A U.S. regulator sued Bank of New York Mellon Corp on Wednesday over more than $2 billion in mortgage-backed securities purchased by a failed Texas bank, claiming BNY Mellon breached its duties as bond trustee to protect investors. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, which sued in its capacity as receiver for Guaranty Bank, said it suffered more...

  • Goldman Sachs's unit obtains Hong Kong banking license Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    HONG KONG, Aug 19- A wholly-owned unit of Goldman Sachs Group received a banking license from The Hong Kong Monetary Authority, the HKMA announced on Wednesday, in a step that creates a local subsidiary through which the U.S investment bank can book its trades. The so-called restricted banking license that Goldman Sachs has obtained allows it to take deposits of...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 18- Promontory Financial Group LLC has agreed to pay $15 million to New York's banking regulator and refrain from certain new business with state-regulated banks for six months after being accused of whitewashing a report about sanctions compliance at Standard Chartered Bank. Promontory is the third consulting firm to settle with the New York...

  • ATHENS, Aug 13- Greece's privatisations agency on Thursday announced deadlines for bids on tenders for the country's two largest ports and state railways TRAINOSE, assets Athens has agreed to sell as part of a new three-year bailout by its international lenders. Greek privatisation proceeds, excluding bank shares, are expected to total 6.4 billion euros...

  • This could spark a market correction in India Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 12:43 AM ET
    This could spark a market correction in India

    Sanjeev Prasad, senior executive director & co-head, institutional equities at Kotak Securities, says the political stalemate in India could take a toll on market sentiment.

  • China's surprise currency move is 'historic': Pro Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 7:45 PM ET
    China's surprise currency move is 'historic': Pro

    Christoffer Moltke-Leth, head of sales trading, Asia Pacific at Saxo Capital Markets, says the devaluation of the yuan on Tuesday marks a shift to a more market-based currency policy in China.

  • BEIJING, Aug 11- China's top economic planning agency approved two policy lenders- China Development Bank Corp and Agricultural Development Bank of China- to issue renminbi-denominated bonds offshore, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Tuesday. Reuters reported in June that Chinese regulators would allow mainland financial...

  • The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation could sue Deutsche Bank AG, Goldman Sachs Group Inc and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc for making false statements in selling $840 million in mortgage bonds to a failed Texas bank. The court ruled that a federal law passed in 1989 after the savings and loan crisis...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- Europe's biggest banks have stockpiled capital this year to cushion them against unexpected demands from regulators and also to show their long-suffering shareholders higher dividend payouts could be just over the horizon. Europe's 24 biggest banks strengthened their common equity ratios, the most-watched measure of capital strength, by...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 7- The board of PetrĂ³leo Brasileiro SA has approved a plan to seek regulatory permission for an initial public offering of the state-controlled oil producer's fuel distribution unit, weeks after hiring the banks that will handle the deal. The BR Distribuidora fuel distribution unit was recently valued at around $10 billion by UBS Securities...

  • Aug 6- RCS Capital Corp, an independent brokerage holding company, delayed its second-quarter earnings report by several hours on Thursday, saying in a regulatory filing it is finalizing "a pending material transaction." The stock has been battered since a real estate investment trust owned by RCS Capital's former chairman, Nicholas Schorsch, disclosed...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 4- A federal appeals court has revived litigation against Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc and several U.S. banks accusing them of conspiring to inflate the prices of ATM access fees in violation of antitrust law. Their lawsuits accused Visa and MasterCard of adopting rules protecting themselves from competition with lower-cost ATM network.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 3- New York state's financial watchdog effectively suspended Promontory Financial Group LLC, a prominent consulting firm, from doing regulatory work for banks licensed by the state after finding that it whitewashed reports it gave to authorities. The New York State Department of Financial Services found that Promontory was not sufficiently...

  • CHICAGO, July 31- CBOE Holdings Inc, operator of the largest U.S. stock options market, reported stronger-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue on Friday due to increased transaction fees and regulatory fines imposed against customers. The average revenue per contract rose 14 percent to 36.8 cents from a year earlier as clients shifted to more...

  • MADRID, July 30- Spanish bank Santander said on Thursday former U.S. banking regulator Sheila Bair had resigned from its board after being named rector of Washington College in Maryland. Bair, who ran the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation from 2006 to 2011, was appointed to the board of the euro zone's biggest bank, which is making a big push in the United...

  • NEW YORK, July 30- Exchange operator BATS Global Markets plans to put a rule in place that would allow it to crack down more promptly on manipulative trading behavior on its exchanges. BATS said on Thursday its "Client Suspension Rule," which requires approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, would allow the company to halt manipulative conduct...