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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

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.

EU passporting rights, Deutsche Bank's giant fine and Wells Fargo fallout  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss data showing the importance of the single market, Deutsche Bank's potential $14bn fine, and the fallout from the Wells Fargo mis-selling scandal, with special guest Terry Jorde, chief of staff at the Independent Community Bankers of America.

Phantom accounts, gold-plated pensions and digitally profiling potential bankers  

The Financial Times banking team looks at the Wells Fargo “phantom account” scandal, the Bank of England’s generous pension scheme, and how Deutsche Bank is using new technology to screen tens of thousands of candidates for graduate jobs.

Brexit options, RBS deposits and investment bank results  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest thinking on Brexit and the Swiss-plus model, what the Royal Bank of Scotland does with its deposits and the downturn in investment bank results. They are joined by special guest Tim Bush of investor advisory group Pirc.

CBI on Brexit, Barroso's Goldman job and Fed policy options  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the CBI's views on regulation post-Brexit and former EU chief José Manuel Barroso's new job at Goldman Sachs, while in the US, Ben MacLannahan talks to Kim Schoenholtz, of NYU Stern School of Business, about Fed policy options in an era of low inflation and low growth.

Brexit options, Deutsche Bank and US mortgage insurance  

Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest developments in the UK Brexit debate and what options are on the table for UK financial institutions, why a Deutsche Bank whistelblower spurned his award and developments in the US mortgage insurance market. With special guests Barney Reynolds of Shearman & Sterling and Dinos Iordanou of Arch Capital.

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