Banking Weekly

Patrick Jenkins discusses the culture of banks and what UBS’s quarterly results say about volatility in the banking system with Laura Noonan and Jessica Ground of Schroders, and Ben McLannahan talks to Jared Hecht, head of the New York-based online lending platform Fundera.


Patrick Jenkins and the FT banking team interview Andrew Bailey just ahead of his appointment as the new head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, look ahead to the European banks’ upcoming results on the heels of early bad news from Deutsche Bank, and talk to Brian Foran, an analyst at Autonomous, about the US bank results and what they tell us about about earnings prospects.


Patrick Jenkins and colleagues discuss the latest trends in bankers’ bonuses, jitters in bank bond makets and a review of quarterly bank results in the US. This week’s special guest is Philippe Bodereau, a portfolio manager at Pimco.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the controversy over the UK regulator’s decision to drop a review into bank culture, with special guest, the Labour MP and Treasury select committee member John Mann, and how difficulties at Unicredit, Italy’s biggest bank, reflect broader problems with European banking. And in New York, Ben McLannahan interviews Dan Egan of Betterment, the leading independent ‘robo-advisor’.


Patrick Jenkins and guests look at the big themes of the coming year, from the latest EU plan to bail in banks’ bondholders, to how banks are tackling competition from the technology sector and how the regulatory climate is easing in the UK


Patrick Jenkins and guests review the year in banking, discussing the softening of the regulatory climate, the privatisation drive and leadership changes in European banks and the moment when the industry began to take fintech seriously.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss innovation in SME lending in the UK and US accusations that Credit Suisse misled investors, and Ben McLannahan discusses the failings of Morgan Stanley’s fixed income business with CLSA bank analyst Mike Mayo.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the Bank of England’s latest stress test results, the crisis at Brazil’s BTG Pactual after the arrest of its chief executive and the health of online lenders in the US.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss new trading capital rules and Spanish bank BBVA’s entry into the UK market, and Ben McLannahan interviews the head of the US investment banking arm of the Japanese lender MUFG about its expansion plans in the US.


Patrick Jenkins talks to David Roberts, Nationwide chairman, about the UK building society’s choice of Joe Garner as chief executive, and discusses the upheaval in bank research and the next phase of Applepay’s payments technology with colleagues Martin Arnold, Emma Dunkley and Laura Noonan.