The Great Debate UK

Matthew Elderfield on re-shaping Ireland’s regulatory system

April 4, 2011

Matthew ElderfieldMatthew Elderfield, Head of Financial Regulation at the Central Bank of Ireland, will lay out his vision for a new Irish regulatory landscape at a Thomson Reuters Newsmaker on Wednesday 6 April.

The budget must help SMEs to survive and grow

By Guest Contributor
March 22, 2011

Bobby Lane 4By Bobby Lane, Partner at Shelley Stock Hutter LLP. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Bank CEO pay creeping back to bad old days

By Reuters Staff
March 15, 2011

By Antony Currie and Margaret Doyle
The authors are Reuters Breakingviews columnists. The opinions expressed are their own.

Offshoring remains, it is just less visible

February 22, 2011

Today we are all used to an international trade in services. When you call up the bank, a contact centre agent in India probably answers the call. When you crash your car and file a claim, the claim form you painstakingly complete is scanned and sent thousands of kilometres away for processing. When you call to find out the next train to Cardiff, it’s not someone in Wales giving you the information you need.

The silent revolution in banking

By Guest Contributor
February 17, 2011

Sanjeev-SinhaBy Sanjeev Sinha

Media coverage of the banking industry was once confined to newspapers’ business pages, but has now spilled over to headline coverage. Recently the remuneration of bankers has been treated with even more interest than the salaries of top football players.

from Reuters Investigates:

Jamie Dimon: Good banker? Bad banker?

February 4, 2011

The U.S. mortgage business is a “mess” in need of overhaul, JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon reckons.

from Davos Notebook:

Will Goldman’s new BRICwork stand up?

January 17, 2011

RTXWLHHJim O'Neill, the Goldman Sachs economist who coined the term BRICs back in 2001, is adding four new countries to the elite club of emerging market economies. But does his new edifice have the same solid foundations?

Bank bonus season again

January 12, 2011

–Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School . The opinions expressed are his own–

from Breakingviews:

“Too big to fail” will get partial cure in 2011

December 23, 2010

-- The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

Should a country always stand behind its banks?

December 7, 2010

Ever since the financial crisis broke in 2008 some of the world’s major banks have their governments to thank for their survival. The fates of Royal Bank of Scotland or Citibank would have been much worse without large injections of capital from the UK and U.S. authorities. The UK government pumped more than £37 billion into its largest banks in the immediate aftermath of the Lehman Brothers crisis. Ireland took that a step further when it guaranteed all of its banks’ deposits and liabilities. This was affordable, the Irish government said at the time.