Banking Weekly

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss a proposal that Royal Bank of Scotland should no longer be required to sell Williams & Glyn, Deutsche Bank’s mystery Chinese investor and HSBC’s disappointing results. With special guest Andrew Coombs of Citigroup.

 

Patrick Jenkins and the FT banking team discuss Credit Suisse’s full-year results with Berenberg analyst James Chappell and the Co-operative Bank’s struggle to survive under its current ownership. They also talk to Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance, a financial software company that helps lenders price loans to people with patchy credit histories.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the merits of putting former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn in charge of US deregulation, Lloyds bank’s review of HBOS fraud customers, and Italian banking as UniCredit goes to the market and Intesa ponders a takeover of Generali. With special guest Dennis Kelleher, head of the regulatory think tank Better Markets.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank’s latest legal settlement, Goldman Sachs’ criticism of Donald Trump’s immigration reforms and the proposed creation of a ‘bad bank’ to deal with Europe’s toxic loans. With special guest Andrea Enria, chairman of the European Banking Authority.

 

Martin Arnold and guests discuss European banks’ views on Brexit as expressed at the FT’s European financial forum in Dublin, the recent cyberattack on Lloyds Bank and how mainstream US banks view their fintech competitors. With special guests Noreen Doyle of Credit Suisse, and David Stolin, professor of finance at Toulouse Business School

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest news from Davos as financiers and policymakers gather in the Swiss ski resort, William Hague’s appointment as an adviser to US bank Citigroup and the first of the US bank’s fourth quarter earnings.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the decision by global financial supervisors to postpone a key bank reform vote, concerns that UK banks may be in danger of missing a 2019 ringfence deadline, and the credit markets outlook for US banks. With special guests Michael Lever of the investment banking association AFME, and David Fanger a senior vice president at Moody’s.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Lloyds Bank’s first acquisition since it was rescued by the UK taxpayer over seven years ago, the Goldman Sachs-backed payments app Circle, and predictions for 2017, With special guest Jeremy Allaire, chief executive of Circle.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Unicredit’s restructuring plan, the implication for Goldman Sachs of another departure from its ranks, the bank’s number two Garry Cohn, the recent hacking of customer accounts at the UK’s Tesco Bank and international efforts to tackle cybercrime. With special guests Jean-Pierre Mustier, head of Unicredit, and Sarah Bloom-Raskin, US deputy Treasury secretary.

 

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the repercussions of the Italian referendum on the country’s banking sector and the costs for RBS as the UK bank tries to settle old scores with old shareholders. With special guest Davide Serra of investment fund Algebris.