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What chance a UK bank to trust? Barclays and none

What chance a UK bank to trust? Barclays and none

In London, 'tis the bonfire of the bankers.

Maley: prepare for a US house price washout

Maley: prepare for a US house price washout

US investors heaved a sigh of relief overnight, as the Obama administration unveiled a $25 billion settlement with five major home lenders over foreclosure abuses.

Bartholomeusz: is this the end of ‘too big to fail’?

Bartholomeusz: is this the end of ‘too big to fail’?

Around the world, bank executives are squealing at the proposed toughening of their capital and liquidity requirements and, around the world, regulators are ignoring them and pressing ahead.

Gottliebsen: a perfect storm for Aussie banks

Gottliebsen: a perfect storm for Aussie banks

Suddenly, the year 2012, which promised so much, is starting to look as though it will be ugly for the banking business, writes Robert Gottliebsen.

Our big four banks still among the world’s most creditworthy

Our big four banks still among the world’s most creditworthy

Australia's AAA sovereign rating from all three ratings groups is another reason the impact on funding costs will be minimal.

MF Global gone — 8th largest financial collapse in US history

MF Global gone — 8th largest financial collapse in US history

MF Global filed for bankruptcy protection overnight in what is the eighth largest financial collapse in US history, excluding banks such as Washington Mutual.

US banking fantasyland, where a debt is an asset

US banking fantasyland, where a debt is an asset

No wonder US banks are on the nose and the Occupy Wall Street groups are slowly making headway in winning over public opinion.

Gottliebsen: will the US bank crisis reignite?

Gottliebsen: will the US bank crisis reignite?

If Bank of America shares keep falling, then we are facing a very dangerous situation, especially as it will multiply the problems of the European banks, writes Robert Gottliebsen.

Maley: US banks flailing in a sea of misery

Maley: US banks flailing in a sea of misery

Disappointing profit results released overnight highlight the struggle US banks are facing, writes Karen Maley.

… 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, foreclosure crisis countdown continues

… 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, foreclosure crisis countdown continues

The US foreclosure crisis continues with the "robo-signing" scandal already costing US banks $US50 billion in market value.