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Citigroup (C) Might Vend Japan Retail-Banking Business
In furtherance of its strategy to shed international operations, Citigroup (C) is eyeing the sale of its retail banking operations in Japan. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:50:07 -0700

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls
New York state's banking regulator has hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering. The New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) said the British bank's internal compliance systems had failed to detect or act on a large number of "potentially high-risk transactions" mostly originating ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:31:43 -0700

Citigroup seeks to exit Japanese retail banking : source
By Taiga Uranaka TOKYO (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc is preparing to sell its Japanese retail banking operations, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday, as it waves the white flag on a venture plagued by regulatory troubles and anemic lending. The company which pioneered 24-hour ATMs in Japan and was the only foreign bank to make a major push into its retail banking sector ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:28:23 -0700

Lloyds Banking Group PLC, Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc & Barclays PLC Could Double – But Don’t Count On It
Lloyds Banking Group PLC (LON: LLOY), Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc (LON: RBS) and Barclays PLC (LON: BARC) could see their share prices double, but this is unlikely. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:41:59 -0700

Saxo Bank's Leadership in Trading Innovation Recognised by Global Banking and Finance Review Awards
Saxo Bank, the online multi-asset trading and investment specialist, has been named Best White Label Solution Provider and Multi-Asset Liquidity Provider alongside the previously announced award for Best Mobile Trading Platform in the Global Banking and Finance Review Awards 2014. White label partnerships have become the cornerstone of Saxo Bank's strategy with 10 banks adopting the service in ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:00:00 -0700

Citigroup Plans Japan Retail Banking Exit amid Low Interest Rates
US banking major Citigroup is looking to wind down its retail banking business in Japan after more than 100 years of operation in the second biggest Asian economy. Media reports said the bank is likely to sell its 33 branches in the country and refocus on its commercial and investment banking business. Meanwhile, the Nikkei business daily said Japan's three top lenders were involved in the ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:21:20 -0700

Citigroup Considers Sale of Retail-Banking Business in Japan
Citigroup Inc. is considering whether to pull out of retail banking in Japan, said people familiar with the matter, as the New York lender rethinks its global operations after a string of regulatory problems in the U.S. Citigroup, which for decades has been a leading Western bank in Japan, is considering a possible auction to sell the retail business, the people said. The move would leave ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:06:00 -0700

Arab Bank, respected multi-national in dock for terror
Arab Bank, on trial in New York for allegedly supporting terrorism, is one of the biggest and most prestigious Arab banking giants in the world. Founded in 1930 by Abdel Hamid Shoman, a Palestinian from Jerusalem who worked as a peddlar in New York then returned home to start his empire, it started out as the first private sector financial institution in the Arab world. In 1948, when the state ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:42 -0700

Standard Chartered fined US$300m over laundering controls
New York state's banking regulator on Tuesday (Aug 19) hit Standard Chartered Bank with a US$300 million (S$374 million) fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:39:08 -0700

HomeTrust Bank Reaches Settlement in Trademark Dispute With HomeTown Bank
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (Company), today announced that its banking subsidiary, HomeTrust Bank, has reached a settlement of a trademark dispute with Roanoke, Virginia based HomeTown ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:50:40 -0700

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