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In theory, banks are supposed to be overflowing with tellers, ATMs and loan officers. In reality, they are increasingly focused on servicing legal claims.
Banks once offered simple checking and savings accounts. Now they offer brokerage accounts and other financial products. How do you know what's FDIC-insured?
Thailand’s rising banking shares could jump a further 30 percent over the next 12 months as profitability soars on strong investment and corporate lending growth, according to Japanese brokerage Nomura.
An international response is needed to the issue of the manipulation of the Libor to ensure that cartel behavior is not possible, Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England and chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee, told CNBC on Friday.
Authorities in the U.S. and Europe need to get involved together with the UK authorities to make sure rigging of interest rates by banks cannot happen again, Sharon Bowles, Liberal Democrat MEP for South East England and chair of the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee told CNBC.
The absence of an Asian name in the list of financial institutions, which saw their credit ratings cut by Moody’s on Thursday, highlights the strength of the region’s banking sector, says one analyst.
Spain is going through "critical times" and the lack of a clear plan to sort out the crisis is "not good news," Antonio Garcia Pascual, chief southern European economist at Barclays told CNBC.
Spanish banks are likely to need more money from the government to make sure they are well capitalized, Moritz Kraemer, head of European Sovereign ratings at S&P, told CNBC on Wednesday.
Banks' countries of origin have become important again and Deutsche Bank will continue its expansion in its home market, as well as in emerging markets and the U.S., Anshu Jain, head of the corporate and investment bank at Deutsche Bank, told CNBC in an interview.
Spanish banking stocks saw some relief early on Tuesday after heavy continued losses on Monday on concern about the banks' property losses.
JPMorgan’s biggest worry in the wake of the "London Whale" $2 billion trading loss should be losing the trust of Congress, analyst Jim Bianco of Bianco Research told CNBC Tuesday.
A "ring of defense" has to be built around eastern European neighbors Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia to help them cope with the fallout from a possible Greek exit from the euro zone, bankers said on Friday.
Banks around the world have been tapping investors for new funds as they struggle with slumping share prices and waning profits. But Chinese firms have maintained that their profit growth is strong and their balance sheets are solid, raising red flags among some analysts about the banks’ persistent capital needs. The NYT reports.
The Consumer Bankers Association will announced today a standardized lending “template” for working with franchisees that should speed up, and strengthen, the relationship between banks and franchisees.
Spanish banks' borrowing from the European Central Bank almost doubled in March from February to 316.3 billion euros ($415.9 billion). The question whether Spanish banks need to be recapitalized hangs over the sector like the sword of Damocles.
Breaking up China's biggest banks would be the "most aggressive reform measures" seen in post-1978 China, a Beijing-based economist told CNBC on Wednesday, adding that it was badly needed if growth in the world's second-biggest economy was to be sustained.
Shares of DBS Group Holdings fell almost 4 percent Tuesday after it said that it will buy Indonesia's Bank Danamon for $7.2 billion, prompting markets to question whether it is paying too much to become the country’s fifth biggest lender.
DBS's acquisition of Indonesia's Bank Danamon is transformational, the Chairman of the Singapore-based lender told CNBC on Monday.
A new wave of scandals involving Chinese companies listed overseas could hit New York and Hong Kong in the coming weeks as the annual results season get under way with auditors on high alert for fraud. The FT reports.
Investment banks are to shrink their balance sheets by another $1 trillion or up to 7 percent globally within the next two years, says a report that foresees a shake-up of market share in the industry. The FT reports.