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  • RBS Plan Puts 10,000 Jobs at Risk Thursday, 5 Jan 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Headquarters

    As many as 10,000 bankers at Royal Bank of Scotland face the prospect of losing their jobs, as the state-owned UK bank draws up detailed plans to retreat from investment banking, the FT reports.

  • Small Bank Mergers: What's the Stall?     Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:19 PM ET

    Are regulations or lackluster earnings stalling small banks consolidation? CNBC's Mary Thompson has the details.

  • Why Cramer Doesn’t Like Tech and Banks Thursday, 22 Dec 2011 | 6:54 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host says “there’s no room at the inn” for these two groups in 2012.

  • Financial Hit: BofA Under $5     Monday, 19 Dec 2011 | 5:08 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on shares of Bank of America falling below its support level, and the trade on financials. Also a preview of Jeffries earnings, with Douglas Sipkin, Ticonderoga Securities analyst.

  • Regional Banks Thriving     Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    How are regional banks thriving in an uncertain economy? Dick Evans, Cullen/Frost Bankers chairman & CEO, counts the ways.

  • Hudson City Bancorp Down 59% YTD     Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 2:48 PM ET

    Hudson City Bancorp shares are down 59% this year. Is more pain ahead for the company? David Darst, Guggenheim Securities, discusses.

  • 'The Sky Will Fall In' for Europe: Bank Chairman Wednesday, 23 Nov 2011 | 1:30 AM ET
    E.U.

    The debt situation on either side of the Atlantic is unlikely to improve for some time, but the United States remains the key engine for growth in the world, albeit hampered by political partisanship, while Europe will continue to suffer because of lack of liquidity in the banking system, Anthony Fry, UK Chairman of Espirito Santo Investment Bank told CNBC.

  • China Construction Bank to Open Subsidiary in Brazil Sunday, 20 Nov 2011 | 9:00 PM ET

    China Construction Bank is in talks to buy a bank in Brazil amid plans to open a subsidiary in Latin America’s biggest economy, according to officials and people familiar with the matter. The FT reports.

  • Dutch Bank ABN Amro Seeks New Life as Global Force Monday, 24 Oct 2011 | 1:08 AM ET
    The setting sun casts a yellow glow on the ABN Amro head office building in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Wednesday July 18, 2007. ABN Amro said Wednesday it would meet with a consortium led by Royal Bank of Scotland that is offering euro 71.1 billion (US$97.8 billion) for the Dutch bank and with rival bidder Barclays PLC to discuss "the implications" of the RBS bid. The target of the largest takeover battle in the history of the financial industry added that it has "no intention of making any major a

    ABN Amro, the Dutch bank that has seen two of its three post-crisis owners collapse, is on a mission to re-emerge as a force in the sector and has promised to be a buyer of euro zone financial assets that capital-stretched banks are preparing to sell, the FT reports.

  • BB&T: Not All Banks are Created Equal     Thursday, 20 Oct 2011 | 6:15 PM ET

    Banks are just too tough to own in this environment, says Mad Money's Jim Cramer, but not all banks are created equal, and BB&T is pretty darned good. Discussing regional banks, and the outlook for his company, with Kelly King, BB&T CEO.

  • Goldman Loss Offers a Bad Omen for Wall Street Wednesday, 19 Oct 2011 | 2:23 AM ET
    The Goldman Sachs booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange

    Goldman Sachs, once Wall Street’s highest flier, has been grounded, and it does not bode well for the rest of the financial industry or the New York City economy that depends on it, the New York Times reports.

  • How Long Can the Rally Based on EU Hopes Last? Tuesday, 11 Oct 2011 | 2:26 AM ET

    Since August the market has been very volatile. Huge market swings for stocks added to a sense of crisis as investors fretted over Greek default, the global banking system and a slowdown in the US economy.

  • Ghizzoni Prepares 'Serious' Plan for UniCredit Tuesday, 13 Sep 2011 | 12:15 AM ET

    "I've no regrets." Federico Ghizzoni, chief executive of UniCredit, told the FT after his first year in the top job at Italy's largest bank by assets.

  • BNY Mellon CEO Quits Amid Management Disagreements Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 6:39 PM ET
    Bank of New York Mellon

    The CEO of BNY Mellon, the nation's sixth-largest bank, is stepping down due to disagreements over how to run the company.  The current president was named as the new CEO.

  • Netflix Rallies Ahead of Price Change     Wednesday, 31 Aug 2011 | 12:45 PM ET

    The Fast Money traders weigh in on a trade on Joy Global; Tony Wible, Janney Montgomery Scott provides insight on Netflix's new payment plans, and CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details on Facebook's music service announcement.

  • French Bank Confident Despite Market 'Irrationality' Thursday, 25 Aug 2011 | 3:54 AM ET

    The boss of Credit Agricole, France’s number three bank, is confident despite what he describes huge “market irrationality.”

  • Latin American Banks Cozy Up to Asia Amid Turmoil Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 11:40 AM ET
    Banco Pine Headquarters, Brazil

    Market turmoil in Europe and the U.S. may have made financial institutions in Asia—particularly China—even more attractive sources of credit for Latin American banks.

  • Does Merkel Need a 'Lehman Crisis' to Save Euro? Wednesday, 24 Aug 2011 | 5:09 AM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    The idea that Paulson needed a crisis in order to solve a bigger crisis could be seen by some as a post-game rationalization by the former official, but it raises some interesting questions for German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Europe's ongoing sovereign debt crisis.

  • Regional Banks Profit on Consolidation     Monday, 1 Aug 2011 | 12:15 PM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports on the growing power of regional banks, and a look at profitable Canadian banks, with John Taft, RBC U.S. Wealth Management CEO.

  • Halftime: A Warning Sign in the Financials? Wednesday, 6 Jul 2011 | 1:44 PM ET

    With the XLF exchange traded fund making a series of lower highs, the Fast traders weigh in on what it means and where they would put their money.