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Banking Weekly

Banking Weekly

United Kingdom

Each week the FT banking team discuss the biggest banking stories of the week, bringing you global insight and commentary on the top issues concerning this sector. To take part in the show or to comment please email audio@ft.com

Episodes

RBS's EU reprieve, Deutsche Bank's mystery investor and HSBC profits slide  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss a proposal that Royal Bank of Scotland should no longer be required to sell Williams & Glyn, Deutsche Bank's mystery Chinese investor and HSBC's disappointing results. With special guest Andrew Coombs of Citigroup.

Credit Suisse results, the Co-op's woes and how to price loans to people with limited credit histories  

Patrick Jenkins and the FT banking team discuss Credit Suisse's full-year results with Berenberg analyst James Chappell and the Co-operative Bank's struggle to survive under its current ownership. They also talk to Douglas Merrill of ZestFinance, a financial software company that helps lenders price loans to people with patchy credit histories.

Gary Cohn and US deregulation, Lloyds abuses and Italian banks  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the merits of putting former Goldman Sachs banker Gary Cohn in charge of US deregulation, Lloyds bank's review of HBOS fraud customers, and Italian banking as UniCredit goes to the market and Intesa ponders a takeover of Generali. With special guest Dennis Kelleher, head of the regulatory think tank Better Markets.

Deutsche Bank settles Russia probe, Goldman challenges Trump and Europe's toxic loans  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank's latest legal settlement, Goldman Sachs' criticism of Donald Trump's immigration reforms and the proposed creation of a 'bad bank' to deal with Europe's toxic loans. With special guest Andrea Enria, chairman of the European Banking Authority.

European banks on Brexit, Lloyds cyberattack and US banks on fintech  

Martin Arnold and guests discuss European banks' views on Brexit as expressed at the FT's European financial forum in Dublin, the recent cyberattack on Lloyds Bank and how mainstream US banks view their fintech competitors. With special guests Noreen Doyle of Credit Suisse, and David Stolin, professor of finance at Toulouse Business School

Davos news, William Hague joins Citigroup and US fourth quarter earnings  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest news from Davos as financiers and policymakers gather in the Swiss ski resort, William Hague's appointment as an adviser to US bank Citigroup and the first of the US bank's fourth quarter earnings.

Global bank reform postponed, UK ringfence concerns and US banks' credit outlook  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the decision by global financial supervisors to postpone a key bank reform vote, concerns that UK banks may be in danger of missing a 2019 ringfence deadline, and the credit markets outlook for US banks. With special guests Michael Lever of the investment banking association AFME, and David Fanger a senior vice president at Moody's.

Lloyds MBNA deal, US payments app Circle and 2017 predictions  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Lloyds Bank's first acquisition since it was rescued by the UK taxpayer over seven years ago, the Goldman Sachs-backed payments app Circle, and predictions for 2017, With special guest Jeremy Allaire, chief executive of Circle.

Italy's Unicredit, Goldman Sachs succession and tackling cybercrime  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Unicredit's restructuring plan, the implication for Goldman Sachs of another departure from its ranks, the bank's number two Garry Cohn, the recent hacking of customer accounts at the UK's Tesco Bank and international efforts to tackle cybercrime. With special guests Jean-Pierre Mustier, head of Unicredit, and Sarah Bloom-Raskin, US deputy Treasury secretary.

Italian referendum fallout and RBS liabilities  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the repercussions of the Italian referendum on the country's banking sector and the costs for RBS as the UK bank tries to settle old scores with old shareholders. With special guest Davide Serra of investment fund Algebris.

Italian banks, UK stress test results and US fintech  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the outlook for Italian banks ahead of Sunday's referendum, UK stress tests and why RBS failed, and a new mood of co-operation between US banks and fintech companies. With special guests James Sym, fund manager at Schroders, and Zach Perret, CEO of US fintech company Plaid.

Fading global consensus on bank rules, change at Goldman Sachs and Lloyds Bank's credit card gamble  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the EU proposal to tighten rules for overseas banks operating in the bloc in a tit-for-tat step against the US, change at the top of Goldman Sachs and Lloyds Bank's big bet on credit cards.

Trump and Wall Street, City jobs at risk over clearing, and Asian investment banking  

What Donald Trump's presidency means for Wall Street, the jobs implications in the City if euro-denominated clearing is forced out of London after Brexit, and prospects for investment banking in Asia. Patrick Jenkins is joined by Martin Arnold, Philip Stafford and Don Weinland.

HSBC results, Tesco Bank cyber attack and US mortgage market  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss HSBC's surprisingly strong third quarter results, the cyber disaster at Tesco Bank and the low rate of US mortgage market defaults. With special guest Ronit Ghose, head of global banks research at Citigroup.

European bank results, Brexit debate and robo advisers  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest European bank results, which were better than expected, concerns about government secrecy on Brexit talks, and robo advisers in the US. With Chirantan Barua of Bernstein Research and Bill Harris, CEO of Personal Capital

Monte dei Paschi's new plan, low returns in Asia and US retail banks  

Martin Arnold and guests discuss the latest turnround plan announced by Italy's Monte dei Paschi, western investment banks' struggle to make money in Asia and the impact of low interest rates on US retail banks, with special guests Filippo Alloatti of Hermes Investment Management and Mike Mayo, banking analyst at CLSA.

RBS, investment bank league tables and US quarterly earnings  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the Royal Bank of Scotland's falling valuation, the use and abuse of league tables by investment banks and US third quarter bank earnings, with special guest Sandy Chen, banks analyst at Cenkos.

Transatlantic tensions over Basel, Brexit fallout and Deutsche Bank's special treatment  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss transatlantic tensions over proposed new Basel committee rules, more Brexit fallout and why European regulators gave Deutsche Bank special treatment in the summer's stress tests.

Deutsche Bank, RBS's robot teller and blockchain meets Wall Street  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank's torrid week, RBS's new robot teller, and a US company that is using blockchain to make capital markets more efficient. With special guests Jane Howard of RBS and NatWest, and Caitlin Long of Symbiont.

Deutsche Bank disasters, HSBC succession plans and an investment platform for women  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank's falling share price, succession planning at HSBC and in the US, Sallie Krawcheck of Ellevest tells Alistair Gray why women need their own investment platform.

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