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  • European Union Deal Caps Bankers’ Bonuses Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 9:01 PM ET

    Bankers' bonuses are to be capped at two times bankers' salaries and banks will be subject to a strict transparency regime, under a provisional EU deal that includes minimal concessions to cushion the pay crackdown. The Financial Times reports.

  • Wall Street Bonus Rose 8% Last Year  Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 10:21 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports according to New York State Comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, bonuses on Wall Street rose to a total of $20 billion in 2012.

  • Do Bankers Bonuses Need An Overhaul?  Friday, 22 Feb 2013 | 11:10 AM ET

    John Van Reenen, director of Centre for Economic Performance at LSE, tells CNBC why he is in favor of rewards in the financial sector being based on long term success, not short term risk.

  • Algebris' Serra: Everyone in Banking Is Over Paid  Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 4:00 AM ET

    Davide Serra, founding and managing director at Algebris Investments, tells CNBC that banks must cut compensation in order to build capital.

  • Goldman Sachs awarded a dozen senior executives more than 700,000 restricted shares worth nearly $100 million as part of their 2012 bonus awards.

  • Are Bankers a Modern Day Tribe?  Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 1:30 AM ET

    Joris Luyendijk, anthropologist and journalist at the Guardian discusses the social behavior of bankers and suggests that they are a form of 'tribe' and bonuses are the 'totem pole they dance around'.

  • Random House Rewards Staff With $5,000 Bonus  Friday, 7 Dec 2012 | 1:52 PM ET

    The CEO at Random House makes the holidays a little "greener" this season, promising all employees a $5,000 bonus to celebrate a profitable year - thanks to publishing, "Fifty Shades of Grey," by E.L. James. CNBC's Bob Pisani and John Carney, weigh in.

  • Bosses, Take Note: Your Staff Wants a Holiday Bonus Friday, 30 Nov 2012 | 10:32 AM ET

    If you’re considering giving your staff a gift or throwing a party this holiday season, here’s a tip.

  • U.S. companies may be paying out big dividends, but they’re holding the line with executive bonuses.

  • Accelerating Bonuses Ahead of Cliff?  Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 10:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson explains why many large firms are hesitant to pay employees an early bonus to avoid a bigger tax hit next year.

  • Bonuses on Wall Street Expected to Edge Up Monday, 5 Nov 2012 | 5:36 AM ET

    Wall Street employees, whose paychecks have often been cut in recent years, are likely to get a slight bump in their bonuses this year. The catch: the increase will come on top of one of the worst years for bank pay in recent memory.

  • Is This the Year of the Banking Cull?  Wednesday, 10 Oct 2012 | 1:37 AM ET

    Squawk Box Europe anchor, Steve Sedgwick and Otto Dichtl, managing director at Knight Capital Group debate whether the banking industry is going through a mass front office cull, that will never come back.

  • London's Luxury Firms Look East as City Bonuses Shrink Thursday, 20 Sep 2012 | 1:50 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the London Metal Exchange in London, U.K., on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. Stocks dropped for an eighth day, the longest losing streak since January 2010, and commodities declined on concern the U.S. recovery is faltering. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images

    "In a normal year before 2008 you’d find 20 percent of the £2 million-plus market was  ‘City money’," says a London real-estate agent.

  • Pay Bankers More in Fixed Income: Krawcheck Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 11:15 AM ET

    The structure of compensation needs to change at the banks and paying bankers in fixed income securities may be one day to reduce risk, Sallie Krawcheck, former Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Global Wealth Management president, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Friday.

  • Are CEO Bonuses Wrecking the Wider Economy? Friday, 27 Apr 2012 | 11:09 AM ET

    "Without knowing why or how, we seem to have hatched our own oligarchs, and we stand aghast and bewildered at this flock of monstrous cuckoos," author Ferdinand Mount writes.

  • Barclays Investors Force Bonus Changes Friday, 20 Apr 2012 | 5:05 AM ET
    Barclay's Bank

    Shareholders in Barclays have forced the British bank to accept tougher bonus conditions and promise higher dividends, highlighting how the balance of power between investors and managers is shifting at some of the biggest global banks, the FT reports.

  • CNBC's Kate Kelly reports that Paulson & Company is slashing the key incentive level for employee bonuses.

  • Bankers, Watch Your Bonus, It May Be Revoked Tuesday, 21 Feb 2012 | 9:22 AM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    The Lloyds Banking Group bankers forced to pay back some of their bonus payments are unlikely to be the last bankers made to repay remuneration, as claw-backs become increasingly popular.

  • UK's Cameron Calls for Truce on Bonuses Saturday, 11 Feb 2012 | 7:46 AM ET
    David Cameron

    David Cameron has called for a truce in the battle over bank bonuses in an attempt to repair fractured relations with the City and draw a line under weeks of public acrimony. The FT reports.

  • Bonus Bloodbath as European Banker Backlash Continues Friday, 10 Feb 2012 | 12:42 AM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    Bonuses, which first caused widespread consternation in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, have come to the forefront of the debate in Europe again in recent months.