The Great Debate UK

from Breakingviews:

RBS shows watchdogs need power to stop M&A

December 12, 2011

By Peter Thal Larsen
The author is a Retuers Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

Mansion House Hangover

June 16, 2011

Last night’s two big Mansion House speeches were impressive when they dealt with the macroeconomy, but depressing (if unsurprising) on the subject of reforming the banks, representing final confirmation of the gloomy conclusion of a blog I posted here in September 2009: It’s All Over – the Banks Have Won.

How will banks respond to a new world?

By Guest Contributor
June 15, 2011

-Jeremy Edwards is Head of Banking & Financial Services at Firstsource Solutions. The opinions expressed are his own.-

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?