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  • US Banks Can Avert 2008 Scenario: Pro     Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    Christopher Wolfe, MD, Financial Institutions at Fitch Ratings says that the top 5 banking giants in the U.S. are well insulated to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis.

  • UK Bank Plans Bail-In to Plug $2.4 Billion Hole Monday, 17 Jun 2013 | 12:45 AM ET
    Pound coin

    Britain's Co-operative Bank is close to agreeing a rescue package with the Bank of England that will plug a capital shortfall of up to 1.5 billion pounds ($2.35 billion).

  • Asleep on the Job: Banker’s Costly Nap Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 7:49 AM ET

    A German bank employee accidentally transferred millions from a customer’s account when he fell asleep at his computer.

  • A Wily Banker Rises to the Top in Greece Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:52 AM ET

    Michalis Sallas has thrived in Greece’s freewheeling business culture as head of Piraeus Bank, but financial oversight is increasing and may complicate his dealings.

  • ANZ CEO Weighs In on China, RBA Rate Cuts     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 11:04 PM ET

    Mike Smith,CEO of ANZ discusses the complexity of the mainland banking system and the direction of future monetary policy in Australia.

  • Deutsche Bank Current Worry? 'Balkanization' Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 4:28 PM ET
    Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt

    Deutsche Bank's co-CEO Anshu Jain told CNBC he's cautiously optimistic about the health of the global economy but worries about regulatory 'balkanization.'

  • Beware: Many Checking Accounts Have Hidden Fees Friday, 31 May 2013 | 8:11 AM ET

    You can't comparison shop if you don't know what you're getting. And that's what happens, in many cases, when people open a checking account.

  • FDIC: Banks Net Income in 1Q Hits All-Time High Wednesday, 29 May 2013 | 11:01 AM ET

    U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.

  • Credit Suisse Warns of US Tax Spat Escalation Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 7:19 AM ET

    Credit Suisse's chairman warned that a long-running tax dispute with the United States over hidden Swiss bank accounts could easily escalate and spill over to rivals if not settled.

  • JPMorgan Vote Should Be 75%-25% for Dimon, Bove Says Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 7:38 AM ET
    Jamie Dimon

    Ahead of the JPMorgan Chase shareholder vote Tuesday to split the chairman and CEO roles currently held by Jamie Dimon, banking analyst Richard Bove lauded Dimon's track record.

  • Fisher vs. Gregg on How to End 'Too Big to Fail' Monday, 20 May 2013 | 2:25 PM ET
    Richard Fisher, left, and Judd Gregg

    Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher and former Sen. Judd Gregg rail on CNBC against keeping taxpayers on the hook for the banks, but disagree on how to end the problem.

  • Adult Entertainer? No Loan for You... Friday, 17 May 2013 | 10:48 AM ET

    Adult movie star Chanel Preston knows not everyone approves of her chosen profession, but she never thought it would affect her ability to open a bank account.

  • Splitting Dimon's Roles 'Misguided': Ex-Director Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 10:00 AM ET
    JP Morgan

    It's "nonsensical" to split the role of chairman and CEO at JPMorgan Chase when Jamie Dimon has had such a strong track record, former board member Lawrence Bossidy tells CNBC.

  • Jamie Dimon—It's Not All About You: Pension Advisor Monday, 13 May 2013 | 12:19 PM ET
    JP Morgan Chase

    A British pension fund advisor—joining calls for JPMorgan to split the role of chairman and CEO—told CNBC its decision is unaffected by the threat of a possible Jamie Dimon exit.

  • No Gun, No Mask! Bank Cyberheist Nets $45M in Hours Thursday, 9 May 2013 | 2:05 PM ET

    The cell hacked into credit card processors to steal MasterCard debit card data, which it used to make about 36,000 transactions over 10 hours, the Justice Department said.

  • Why HSBC's Results Are Not as Good as They Seem Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 8:15 AM ET

    Investors cheered HSBC first quarter results on Tuesday, but analysts said the bank's profit-beat was misleading, and recommended RBS and Lloyds shares.

  • RBS Set for Return to Profit, BNP Paribas to Slide Friday, 3 May 2013 | 12:51 AM ET

    Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to report its first quarterly profit in 18 months on Friday, the fruit of efforts to focus on bread and butter lending.

  • Australian Banks to Enjoy Further Gains: Pro     Thursday, 2 May 2013 | 11:05 PM ET

    Lachlan Colquhoun, Head of Markets Analysis at East and Partners outlines how factors like cost-cutting are helping spur solid earnings results from Australia's 'big four' lenders.

  • Banking Giants Earnings Battle: And the Winner Is… Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:08 AM ET

    With banking behemoths UBS and Deutsche Bank announcing strong quarterly profit growth Tuesday, strategists face off on which bank is likely to trump its rivals over the long term in the volatile banking sector.

  • David Ellis, Head of Australian Banking Research at Morningstar Australasia says that despite modest credit growth, Australia's top lenders can generate solid earnings-per-share growth.