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  • UK eases rules for foreign investment banks

    People & Markets | 28 February 2014

    Britain’s central bank has set lighter conditions for branches of Chinese and other non-European investment banks as part of efforts to bolster London’s role as a financial centre.

  • The Bank of England is seen in the City of London

    Britain sets lighter conditions for foreign investment bank branches

    Capital City | 26 February 2014

    (Reuters) - Britain’s central bank set lighter conditions on Wednesday for branches of Chinese and other non-European investment banks as part of efforts to bolster London’s role as a financial centre.

  • Regulators to ease bank leverage rule

    People & Markets | 10 January 2014

    Global regulators will make it easier for lenders to feed credit to the economy by relaxing a new rule designed to limit risk on banks’ balance sheets, regulatory and banking industry sources have said.

  • P&M: Bank of England defers review of bank capital until global agreement

    Ticker | 03 December 2013

    (Reuters) The Bank of England won’t consider imposing tougher balance sheet curbs on banks until global regulators have agreed a common definition.

  • Boe

    Bank of England scales back FLS, switches focus to small firms

    Capital City | 28 November 2013

    (Reuters) - The Bank of England said on Thursday that it would heavily scale back a scheme launched last year to boost mortgage lending, as house price inflation looks set to accelerate further.

  • HSBC, JP Morgan top global banks capital surcharge list

    People & Markets | 15 November 2013

    JP Morgan and HSBC top the list of the world’s top 29 banks that must hold extra capital from 2016 because of their size and reach, the Financial Stability Board said on Monday.

  • People walk past a sign in front of the Bank For International Settlements (BIS) in Basel

    Regulators propose tougher rules on trading books

    People & Markets | 01 November 2013

    Global regulators have proposed fundamental changes to how banks price risk on their trading books, in a move that lawyers have said will prompt some lenders to exit or cut back activities.

  • European Commission HQ in Brussels

    P&M: EU unveils rules to ensure level playing field in bank tests

    Capital City | 21 October 2013

    (Reuters) Europe’s top banking regulator has set out rules to ensure EU banks cannot rely on national definitions to obscure the true state of their books in an upcoming assessment of whether they need more cash.

  • P&M: Banks regulator may ease rules on securitised debt

    Ticker | 30 September 2013

    (Reuters) Regulators are set to ease capital requirements on securitised debt within about two years to help wean banks off central bank money, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

  • Top banks have €115bn capital shortfall

    People & Markets | 27 September 2013

    The world’s biggest banks would need to boost their capital by €115bn to comply with tougher rules, and more than 60% of that shortfall is in Europe, where lenders have been slower to strengthen.