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Australia’s CBA accepts fourth fine over pension ‘advice’

By: Gary Robinson | 11 Jul 2018

Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) has announced its fourth Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with the Australian financial watchdog regarding concerns that a number of customers may potentially have received…

Two Swiss private banks merge

By: Gary Robinson | 04 Jul 2018

Gonet & Cie SA and Mourgue d’Algue & Cie, two private banks based in Geneva, have decided to merge and entre a new phase of development in…

ANZ first major Australian lender to scrap financial planner bonuses

By: Gary Robinson | 08 May 2018

Australia’s Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) has announced that it will quit paying bonuses to financial planners for selling its products, becoming the country’s first…

Singapore’s MAS consults on raising bar for individual accountability

By: Helen Burggraf | 01 May 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore is seeking industry feedback on a proposal to “strengthen individual accountability of senior managers, and raise standards of conduct in financial institutions”,…

Malaysia’s Maybank in talks to launch sharia-compliant operations in Dubai

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 27 Apr 2018

Malaysia’s largest lender is in advanced talks with the UAE’s financial regulator to open offices in Dubai, according to a report in the Abu Dhabi-based The National…

Craig Barley named to head up Butterfield Trust (Bahamas)

By: Helen Burggraf | 25 Apr 2018

Bermuda-based Butterfield Trust (Bahamas) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bermuda-based Bank of NT Butterfield & Son Ltd, has named Craig Barley managing director, succeeding Timothy Colclough.…

Alexandre de Rothschild to succeed father at Rothschild & Co

By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Apr 2018

 Alexandre de Rothschild is to succeed his father as the chairman of Rothschild & Co., the Paris-based banking group, as a long-planned succession finally takes place, putting…

Lombard Odier agrees deal with Indonesian bank

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Apr 2018

Lombard Odier, the Geneva-based private bank, today announced it had signed a “strategic agreement” with Indonesia’s Bank Mandiri, in what it said was yet another example of its…

Plight of French ‘Américains Accidentels’ gets major US media coverage

By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Apr 2018

The plight of a group of French citizens who, typically as a result of having been born in the US while their parents were there only briefly,…

Report: Lombard Odier creates ‘repatriation’ product for Indonesian bank

By: Helen Burggraf | 09 Apr 2018

Bank Mandiri, the Indonesian state-owned bank, is to introduce a new “repatriation” banking product, in collaboration with Switzerland’s Lombard Odier, for Indonesians who have funds sitting in…

Christian Sewing appointed as new CEO of Deutsche Bank

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 09 Apr 2018

Deutsche Bank has appointed Christian Sewing as CEO with immediate effect. He succeeds John Cryan who will leave the bank at the end of this month. Additionally,…

Comment: The EU and the ‘new 21st century colonialism’

By: Anthony Travers, OBE, Travers Thorp Alberga | 05 Apr 2018

Responding to public and media pressure brought on by the so-called Panama and Paradise papers exposés, the European Union has been compiling, tweaking and talking for months…

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