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In bank stress tests, what’s worse: runs or lemons (the other kind)? Lemons via www.shutterstock.com

Runs versus lemons: why US bank stress tests succeeded while Europe’s failed

US regulators chose to reveal detailed information to the public about the state of the banks. They were able to be so transparent, without triggering a run, because of a strong fiscal backstop.
Are loans guaranteed by parents adding unnecessary risk to the market? Julien Tromeur/Shutterstock

The problems with relying on the bank of mum and dad

First home buyers looking to break into the housing market are turning to their parents, but it's not a risk-free proposition for either party.
Accused of helping clients avoid millions in tax. JuliusKielaitis / Shutterstock.com

HSBC’s Swiss tax scandal is part of a global pattern of avoidance

The revelation in leaked bank files that HSBC’s Swiss banking arm has helped wealthy customers put millions of dollars worth of assets out of the reach of the tax authorities confirms the way in which…
Lloyds Bank has cancelled a high paying bond to the detriment of many of its savers. Thinglass / Shutterstock.com

Lloyds Bank bond row makes investing sound harder than it is

If you need a reminder of how complex investing in the stock market can be, look no further than the row currently raging between Lloyds Bank and up to 100,000 investors who helped to bail it out in 2009…
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Why do people hate bankers? No, really…

In survey after survey bankers rank poorly on ethics and honesty. It’s not hard to find entire websites dedicated to bank hatred. And Bank of America consistently rates in the top 10 most hated companies…
Six global currency-dealers have agreed to pay a total of US$4.3 billion to regulators in the US, UK and Switzerland. Image sourced from www.shutterstock.com

The fix is in: how banks allegedly rigged the US$5.3 trillion foreign exchange market

Suppose you’re in the supermarket shopping for groceries. While you’re strolling the aisle with your cart, a shadowy figure looms over your shoulder and changes the prices on the items you want to buy…

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