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Australia: ‘Greedy’ bankers put profit before customers, Commission findings show

A key government-appointed inquiry into misconduct and other issues within the Australian banking sector has highlighted a need to reform culture within the industry, and revealed issues of ‘greed’ within industry, where the drive for profit supersedes customer care. In its final report published on Monday, the Royal Commission said… Read More

Standard Chartered fined $40 million over forex transaction rigging, poor compliance revealed

Standard Chartered has landed in trouble with US authorities after it was found to have failed to effectively supervise its forex (fx) business and ensure compliance with laws. On Tuesday, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said it has fined the bank $40 million for attempting to rig… Read More

Seriously attacking real money laundering; A simple solution to a complicated problem

By Robert Mazur Testimony in the ongoing New York federal trial of “El Chapo” Guzman offered a repeat of facts heard in hundreds of similar trials since the prosecution of Al Capone. Despite that blaring reminder, governments, including the one now prosecuting El Chapo, appear to turn a deaf… Read More
25th January 2019
AP – France’s finance minister says that Carlos Ghosn, who is fighting breach of trust and other charges in Japan, has resigned as head of Renault. Ghosn has been detained for more than two months in Japan. French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said… Read More
24th January 2019
Four former Barclays (BARC.L) executives conspired to commit fraud by hiding 322 million pounds of payments to Qatar in return for cash injections in 2008, a prosecutor alleged at the opening of one of London’s most high-profile criminal trials. Former chief executive John Varley and three former directors are the… Read More
18th January 2019
The ECB has expressed concerns over reports that Spanish bank BBVA (BBVA.MC) hired a former police chief in 2004 to spy on a would-be buyer and some of its officials have discussed it with the bank, a source with knowledge of the situation told Reuters. Another source briefed about the… Read More
17th January 2019
Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) Chief Executive Officer David Solomon (pictured) on Wednesday apologised to the Malaysian people for former banker Tim Leissner’s role in the sovereign wealth fund 1MDB scandal, but said the bank had conducted due diligence before every transaction. Goldman is being investigated by Malaysian authorities and… Read More
7th January 2019
The Frankfurt prosecutor’s office has dropped an insider trading case against former Deutsche Boerse (DB1Gn.DE) Chief Executive Carsten Kengeter in exchange for payments of almost 5 million euros ($5.68 million). Prosecutors investigated Kengeter after he purchased Deutsche Boerse shares worth 4.5 million euros in December 2015 as part of a… Read More
7th January 2019
Credit Suisse has reportedly reached a deal with the New York State Attorney General’s office over misconduct allegations regarding residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Prosecutors had sought billions over the case, in which the bank was accused of misrepresenting the quality of loans linked to MBS during the financial crisis. Instead,… Read More
7th January 2019
There are “lots of indications” that some managers discussed “the reputational risks” of Deutsche Bank’s involvement in a share-trading scheme that is the subject of Germany’s biggest post-war fraud investigation, according to a conclusion in one of five internal audits seen by Reuters. The bank issued tax certificates for withholding… Read More
7th January 2019
The most senior bankers to face criminal charges in Britain over conduct during the financial crisis will appear before a London jury next week in a trial that will test the mettle of the Serious Fraud Office. Former Barclays (BARC.L) CEO John Varley and three one-time colleagues stand charged over… Read More
2nd January 2019
Wells Fargo has agreed to pay $575 million to 50 states and the District of Columbia over its fake bank accounts scandal and harmful mortgage charges. The bank will also implement a consumer redress review program, where customers who have not been made whole through other restitution programs can… Read More
1st January 2019
AP — Tesla named two independent board members Friday as part of a settlement with U.S. regulators who demanded more oversight of CEO Elon Musk. Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson, an executive vice president at Walgreens Boots Alliance, join the board as independent directors,… Read More