Banking Weekly

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.


Since the financial crisis new lenders have stepped in to provide businesses with funding once provided by the big banks.Can the challengers disrupt the dominance of the incumbents? Emma Dunkley puts the question to Paul Lynam, chief executive of Secure Trust and Rhydian Lewis, chief executive of Rate Setter.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the lobby group City UK’s agenda for making London more competitive, the Financial Stability Board’s latest bank capital measure and a change in hiring practices by Goldman Sachs.


Patrick Jenkins and Martin Arnold discuss the highlights of this week’s FT banking summit in London, including reflections by Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek finance minister, on how to fix the eurozone, a prediction on the future of digital currencies and what direction peer to peer lending will take next.


Martin Arnold and guests discuss the shortage of tech experts on bank boards, Deutsche Bank’s IT overhaul, RBS’s decision to adopt Facebook at work and the industry’s exposure to the oil and gas slump.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the third quarter earnings of US banks, Deutsche Bank’s management clear-out, and what the planned combination of Visa and Visa Europe means for the banks that use them.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Barclays’ choice of new chief executive, whether the UK regulator is watering down the idea of ringfencing, and Credit Suisse’s preparations to raise capital.


Martin Arnold and guests discuss the European Commission plan to create a capital markets Union to make it easier for businesses to access financial markets, why some countries, including the UK and India, are pushing foreign banks to set up separately capitalised subsidiaries, and the UK government’s plan to sell the last chunk of its shares in Lloyds.


Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss UK mortgage data and whether it has returned to danger territory, the latest on the Barclays Qatar probe and US bank CEO news.