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UK’s top 4 banks under major investigation

Barclays bank

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain’s banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business’ needs. Outlining its proposals for a sweeping 18-month investigation into Britain’s major banks, the newly-established Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has ... Read More »

$105 billion: UK bank bailout money may be gone for good

RBS guilty

The US$105 billion of British taxpayer money used to bail out the Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds at the peak of the banking crisis may never be recouped, a parliamentary committee report warns. The state owns more than 80 per cent of RBS and 40 per cent of Lloyds after injecting 65.8 billion pounds ($105 billion) of capital into ... Read More »

RBS and UBS traders to face arrests over Libor scandal within a month

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RBS and UBS traders accused of manipulating the Libor face arrests within a month, Bloomberg’s Lindsay Fortado reports. In case you’ve forgotten, the Libor is the London Interbank Offering Rate, a benchmark rate for financial products worth $360 trillion world wide. This summer, traders were found allegedly colluding with Libor submitters to manipulate the rate at various major banks. The scandal took down Barclays CEO Bob ... Read More »

RBS traders boast of making major $$$ by rigging interest rates

RBS libor

Senior traders at Royal Bank of Scotland boasted about operating a “cartel” that made “amazing” amounts of money by rigging interest rates, it has been disclosed. Internal messages revealed in court documents apparently show how traders claimed they could manipulate Libor, which is used to set borrowing costs for millions of businesses, consumers and investors. The messages, some sent just ... Read More »

‘Big five’ bank customers vent anger by taking their money elsewhere

Customer cuts up Barclays bank card

Angry bank customers have been voting with their wallets and bombarding co-ops, building societies and credit unions with applications for current accounts over the past week, after the NatWest computer meltdown and the Barclays rate-rigging scandal. Data compiled by the campaign group Move Your Money UK shows an explosion in requests to switch from large high street banks to smaller alternatives that consumers hope ... Read More »

Banking scandal: how document trail reveals global scam

banking scandal how document tray reveals global scam

It’s not a comfortable weekend for the men heading some of the world’s biggest banks. Barclays has already been hit by a ÂŁ290m fine for rigging interest rates but that could be dwarfed by a series of global lawsuits which could cost banks billions. The interest rate rigging scandal that has engulfed Barclays was the result of a coordinated attempt at collusion ... Read More »