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The Financial Times banking team discusses 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

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The Financial Times banking team discusses 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

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56 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
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Please buy Laura Noonan some sound equipment

By kooks23 - Jan 22 2019
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Insightful podcast with regrettable sound quality, particularly on a noisy commute.

Good podcast if you want news from the FT

By Mr. Carmean - May 19 2016
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High production, great commentary.

iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
12
5
1
2

Please buy Laura Noonan some sound equipment

By kooks23 - Jan 22 2019
Read more
Insightful podcast with regrettable sound quality, particularly on a noisy commute.

Good podcast if you want news from the FT

By Mr. Carmean - May 19 2016
Read more
High production, great commentary.
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FT Banking Weekly

Latest release on Apr 28, 2020

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The Financial Times banking team discusses 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

Rank #1: Shadow bank risks, Brexit planning and Zopa's Metro Bank alliance

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the open letter from financial chiefs warning policy makers of the threat from shadow banking, Deutsche Bank's contingency planning for Brexit, and Zopa's alliance with Metro Bank.  

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May 19 2015

13mins

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Rank #2: Goldman's move to retail banking, 'coco' bonds and UK banks fall behind in Europe

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Goldman Sachs's move into retail banking, the usefulness or otherwise of 'coco' bonds and why British banks aren't doing as well as their European continental rivals.  

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Apr 26 2016

17mins

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Rank #3: Bankers' pay, women in finance and US quarterly bank earnings

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Patrick Jenkins and Laura Noonan discuss bank chief executives' pay and the latest UK moves to get more women into finance, with special guest Harriett Baldwin, economic secretary to the UK Treasury, and in the US Ben McLannahan previews US banks' second quarter earnings with Nathan Stovall of S&P Global Market Intelligence.  

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Jul 12 2016

21mins

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Rank #4: ValueAct's stake in Morgan Stanley, new accounting rules and hoarding cash

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Martin Arnold and guests discuss ValueAct's stake in Morgan Stanley, why banks appear unprepared for a looming international accounting change, and hoarding cash: a drastic response to negative interest rates. With special guest Andrew Spooner of Deloitte.  

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Aug 16 2016

16mins

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Rank #5: Growth prospects of investment banks, PPI reclaims and Fed power

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Claer Barrett and guests discuss growth prospects for investment banks, notably Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, and the drip drip of PPI reclaims in the UK. In the US, Alistair Gray talks to Larry Jacobs of Minesota university about his critique of how the Federal Reserve governs the American economy.  

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Apr 05 2016

17mins

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Rank #6: US tax cuts, Chinese shadow banking and US consumer lending

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the pros and cons of US tax cuts for domestic and international banks, a crackdown by Chinese regulators on so-called entrusted lending and US Banking Editor Ben McLannahan interviews US Consumer Bankers Association boss Richard Hunt. With special guest Fred Cannon, KBW director of research 

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Jan 09 2018

26mins

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Rank #7: Goldman’s consumer finance push, Mifid II and Citigroup’s trading warning

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Goldman’s decision to expand its nascent consumer business to the UK, the ructions in research caused by Europe’s looming Mifid II rules and what Citigroup’s warning about a decline in third-quarter trading means for the rest of Wall Street. With special guest Rhydian Lewis, chief executive of RateSetter  

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Sep 12 2017

14mins

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Rank #8: UK admits defeat on bonus cap, insider trading probe at BNP Paribas and a torrid week for RBS

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Patrick Jenkins is joined by Sam Fleming, Emma Dunkley and Michael Stothard to discuss the UK decision to drop its challenge to the EU bonus cap, the latest developments at BNP Paribas, where top executives are being investigated for alleged insider trading, and a torrid week for RBS which was fined for an IT systems failure and revealed it got its figures wrong in the recent stress tests  

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Nov 24 2014

10mins

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Rank #9: Credit Suisse share buyback, Amazon Web Services and HSBC’s Huawei connection

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Credit Suisse as it prepares for a share buyback, Amazon Web Services's expanding offering for banks, and HSBC’s Huawei connection.

Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Caroline Binham, financial regulation correspondent and Stephen Morris, European Banking correspondent. Special guest: Jonathan Allen, AWS Enterprise Strategist & Evangelist. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Dec 11 2018

13mins

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Rank #10: City Brexit concerns, RBS’s Stevenson and UBS’s Q2 results

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Mounting concern in the City over the a potential no-deal Brexit; an interview with outgoing RBS finance director Ewen Stevenson, and a look at UBS's second-quarter results. Patrick Jenkins is joined by George Parker, Nicholas Megaw and Ben McLannahan.


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Jul 24 2018

15mins

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Rank #11: Dimon on bitcoin, HSBC forex trader trial and the Equifax hack

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the head of JPMorgan Chase's latest comments on bitcoin, HSBC's forex trader trial and the Equifax security breach.  

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Sep 19 2017

13mins

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Rank #12: Goldman Sachs, Brexit and a Japanese digital cash initiative

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Goldman Sachs as it falls down the rankings, the latest thinking on banks and Brexit and a new digital cash initiative in Japan.  

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Sep 26 2017

11mins

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Rank #13: Deutsche Bank overhaul, challenger banks and Citigroup

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss how the overhaul at Deutsche Bank is going, catch up with the challenges facing challenger banks and look at why Citigroup is coming under pressure to restructure. With special guest Mark Mullen, chief executive of Atom Bank


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, David Crow, banking editor, Nick Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producers: Andrew Georgiades and Fiona Symon

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Jul 30 2019

15mins

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Rank #14: Qatari money for Deutsche rights issue, Credit Suisse close to tax avoidance plea and new standards council for UK banks

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Patrick Jenkins is joined by Daniel Schäfer, investment banking correspondent, for news of Deutsche Bank, whose new €8bn rights issue is set to include €1.75bn from the Qatari royal family in a move that goes against co-CEO Anshu Jain's stated aim of steering clear of outside capital. Martin Arnold, banking editor, joins Daniel to discuss Credit Suisse, which is facing both monetary and criminal punishments over charges that it facilitated US tax avoidance. Senior Swiss politicians have also weighed in, calling for the resignation of CEO Brady Dougan and Chairman Urs Rohner. Finally, Sharlene Goff, retail banking correspondent, reports on Sir Richard Lambert's recommendation of a new standards council to monitor UK banks' behaviour, including their relationships with SMEs and handling of whistleblowers  

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May 19 2014

12mins

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Rank #15: European banks’ Q1 results, the data lessons from Facebook and Africa’s BitPesa

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Q1 results from Santander and UBS and what they mean for rivals, the implications for banks from the Facebook scandal and PSD2 plus a look at BitPesa, the innovative sub-Saharan African payments business. With special guest Alan McIntyre, global banking practice lead at Accenture.

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Apr 25 2018

23mins

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Rank #16: UK stress tests, racism at JPMorgan and predictions for 2020

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss what the latest stress tests tell us about the health of UK banks, racism in US banking after recent revelations about the treatment of black customers at JPMorgan Chase, and predictions for the year ahead. With special guest Laurie Mayers, associate managing director at Moody's.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Dec 17 2019

19mins

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Rank #17: New Basel reforms, Brexit update and Swiss private banking

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the long-awaited compromise deal on Basel reforms, banks' reaction to the preliminary UK-EU deal on Brexit and the future of Swiss private banking.

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Dec 12 2017

14mins

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Rank #18: Bank capital rules, peer-to-peer lenders and Goldman for the masses

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss whether regulators are easing up on bank capital rules, tough times for UK peer-to-peer lenders, and why Goldman Sachs is planning to bring wealth management to the masses. With special guest Harald Benink, professor of banking and finance at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Dec 10 2019

17mins

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Rank #19: Brexit and financial regulation, Wells Fargo sanctions and Moody's forecasts

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Brexit and financial regulation, the Fed's decision to sanction Wells Fargo directors and Moody's predictions for the year ahead. With special guests PRA chief Sam Woods and Ana Arsov from Moody's

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Feb 06 2018

23mins

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Rank #20: Deutsche Bank's asset management arm, Swiss probe of Saudi accounts and bankers pay

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Deutsche Bank's plans for the flotation of its asset management arm next year, Swiss efforts to assist the Saudi corruption probe and how the issue of bankers pay has resurfaced

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Dec 05 2017

12mins

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Behind the Money: Missing out on the US small business rescue

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Behind the Money is a podcast from the Financial Times that takes listeners inside the business and financial stories of the moment, with reporting from FT journalists around the world. You can find Behind the Money wherever you get your podcasts, including FT.com/behindthemoney.


The Trump administration’s small business bailout programme has been plagued by problems from the start, with complaints that large companies crowded out the kinds of small enterprises and independent contractors it was designed to help. With a fresh round of funding on offer from Washington, we hear from several business owners trying to get their share, as well as the FT’s Laura Noonan who has been reporting on the programme since it launched. 

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Apr 28 2020

21mins

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Behind the Money: Running a small business during a global pandemic

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Behind the Money is a podcast from the Financial Times that takes listeners inside the business and financial stories of the moment, with reporting from FT journalists around the world. You can find Behind the Money wherever you get your podcasts, including FT.com/behindthemoney.


Mauren Pereira's drapery business was on track for its most financially successful year to date. That was until the coronavirus outbreak reached Virginia. Behind the Money reports on how one small business owner is navigating the current economic crisis. With Brendan Greeley, US economics editor for the Financial Times. 

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Apr 14 2020

20mins

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Behind the Money: Ford, GM and the corporate dash for cash

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Behind the Money is a podcast from the Financial Times that takes listeners inside the business and financial stories of the moment, with reporting from FT journalists around the world. You can find Behind the Money wherever you get your podcasts, including FT.com/behindthemoney.


When credit markets seized up earlier in March, more than 130 companies rushed to their lenders to draw down at least $124bn of emergency credit lines to shore up cash, with Ford and General Motors drawing among the largest amounts. We look at how the auto industry is preparing for the economic uncertainty that lies ahead. With the FT's Peter Campbell and Gillian Tett.

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Mar 31 2020

18mins

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Introducing Behind the Money: Barclays and the legal fight over a 'controlling mind'

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A costly investigation into the conduct of senior Barclays bankers during the 2008 financial crisis has raised questions about what it means to prosecute allegations of corporate crime, and whether Britain’s fraud laws need overhauling. The FT's Caroline Binham and Jane Croft report.

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Mar 17 2020

28mins

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Coronavirus and the new oil price war

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How are banks dealing with the market chaos caused by coronavirus and the new oil price war? Also, Bob Diamond has appointed his flamboyant former right-hand man at Barclays, Rich Ricci, as chief executive of Panmure Gordon, the lossmaking UK stockbroker he bought two years ago. What are the two musketeers now up to? And we also hear from special guest Katie Murray, chief financial officer of RBS.


Contributors: Host, Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, Laura Noonan, US banking editor, and Nicolas Megaw, retail banking correspondent. Producers: Andrew Georgiades and Breen Turner.

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Mar 10 2020

20mins

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Coronavirus contingency planning

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Matthew Vincent and guests discuss European banks' readiness to handle a coronavirus epidemic, whether Europe’s investment banks are in full retreat in the US, and Deutsche Bank’s compliance problems in the UK. With special guest Miles Celic, chief executive of TheCityUK


Contrbitutors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, Katie Martin, capital markets editor, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producers: Fiona Symon and Persis Love

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Mar 03 2020

19mins

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European banks' game of thrones

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Matthew Vincent and colleagues discuss the hunt for new chief executives among Europe's top banks and JPMorgan's plans to launch a digital bank in the UK. With special guest Sir Mike Rake, former CBI president, and former deputy chairman of Barclays.


Contributors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, David Crow, banking editor, Stephen Morris, European banking editor, and Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Feb 25 2020

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HSBC shrinks in the US and Europe

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Matthew Vincent and guests discuss what's behind HSBC's decision to cut 35,000 jobs in the US and Europe, Jes Staley's future as boss of Barclays after another regulatory probe, RBS's new name, and Deutsche Bank's disappearing compliance contractors. With special guest Philip Augar, author of The Bank that lived a little: Barclays in the age of the very free market.


Contributors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, David Crow, banking editor, Stephen Morris, European banking editor, Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Emma Agyemang, FT Money reporter. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Feb 18 2020

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Britain's Brexit gambit, Thiam ouster

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Matthew Vincent and guests discuss revelations about the UK's opening gambit in seeking a deal on 'equivalence' with the EU, Tidjane Thiam's ouster from Credit Suisse, HSBC's delay in choosing a permanent chief executive, and challenger bank Starling's fund raising. With special guest Ann Boden, chief executive of Starling Bank.


Contributors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, David Crow, banking editor, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, and Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Feb 11 2020

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Goldman's tech tie-ups, DBank's turnaround and bankers' misconduct

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Matthew Vincent and colleagues discuss Goldman Sachs and Amazon - another big tech tie-up for the Wall Street name, Deutsche Bank's profit targets, and what a case of stealing from a workplace canteen tells us about the current climate for ethics and compliance in banking. With special guest Russell Quelch of Redburn, the equity research house.


Contributors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, Robert Smith, capital markets correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Feb 04 2020

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Barclays bonuses, Goldman's consumer gamble and Amigo's share plunge

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Matthew Vincent and guests discuss the double-digit fall in the 2019 bonus pool for Barclays investment bankers, Goldman Sachs's shift in focus towards consumers, and UK subprime lender Amigo's dramatic fall in value. With special guest Dr Monica Franco-Santos, reader in governance at the Cranfield School of Management.


Contributors: Matthew Vincent, regulation correspondent, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, Laura Noonan, US banking editor, and Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent. Producers: Fiona Symon and Persis Love

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Jan 28 2020

21mins

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Davos News, Bank of America outlook and JPMorgan's shift towards Paris

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the latest from the World Economic Forum in Davos, the outlook for Bank of America, and JPMorgan Chase's decision to buy a second office in Paris. With special guest Brian Moynihan, chief executive of Bank of America. 


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Laura Noonan, US banking editor, and Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Jan 21 2020

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Barclays under fire on climate

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the pressure Barclays has come under to curb fossil fuel financing, a radical plan to overhaul regional banking in Japan, and the latest US bank results. With special guest Christian Wilson from ShareAction. 


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Robin Harding, Tokyo bureau chief, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon. 

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Jan 14 2020

14mins

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HSBC targeted by Hong Kong protesters, SocGen M&A

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss why protesters in Hong Kong are targeting HSBC, whether Société Générale is in a position to merge with other banks and the challenges facing banking in 2020. With special guest John Garvey, Global Head of Financial Services at PWC.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, George Hammond, finance reporter, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, Robert Armstrong, US finance editor and John Garvey, Global Head of Financial Services at PWC. Producer: Persis Love

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Jan 07 2020

16mins

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UK stress tests, racism at JPMorgan and predictions for 2020

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss what the latest stress tests tell us about the health of UK banks, racism in US banking after recent revelations about the treatment of black customers at JPMorgan Chase, and predictions for the year ahead. With special guest Laurie Mayers, associate managing director at Moody's.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Dec 17 2019

19mins

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Bank capital rules, peer-to-peer lenders and Goldman for the masses

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss whether regulators are easing up on bank capital rules, tough times for UK peer-to-peer lenders, and why Goldman Sachs is planning to bring wealth management to the masses. With special guest Harald Benink, professor of banking and finance at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Dec 10 2019

17mins

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Risks mount in European banks, EBA warns

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the EBA report on mounting risk in the European banking system, Goldman Sachs’ first ever investment day and why the pensions of UK banking CEOs are being cut. With special guest Mario Quagliariello, director of economic analysis at the European Banking Authority.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, Caroline Binham, financial regulation correspondent, Stephen Morris, European banking correspondent, Nick Megaw, retail banking correspondent and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Persis Love

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Dec 03 2019

17mins

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Outlook for German banks

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the health of German banks in the wake of bearish comments from Moody's and the Bundesbank, Unicredit's potential share buyback and why European banks appear to be retrenching in the US. With special guest Magdalena Stoklosa head of European banks research at Morgan Stanley.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Olaf Storbeck, Frankfurt correspondent, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Nov 26 2019

14mins

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Google eyes Citigroup for new banking venture

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Google's move towards banking that could see it team up with Citigroup, why Australia's big four are facing difficult times and what's in the report on TSB's software failure last year. With special guest Masha Cilliers, Specialist Payments Partner at Be.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, Tim Bradshaw, global tech correspondent, Robert Armstrong, chief editorial writer, Jamie Smyth, Australia correspondent and Nicholas Megaw, retail banking correspondent. Producers: Persis Love and Aimee Keane.

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Nov 19 2019

17mins

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Germany moves to unblock eurozone banking union

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Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss Germany's concession that could unblock progress towards a eurozone banking union, investor moves against Deutsche Bank chairman Paul Achkleitner, and what's behind the recent spate of personnel changes in investment banking. With special guest Lorenzo Bini Smaghi, chairman of Société Générale.


Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, Martin Arnold, Frankfurt bureau chief, Olaf Storbeck, Frankfurt correspondent, Jonathan Guthrie, Lex editor, David Crow, banking editor, and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon

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Nov 12 2019

18mins

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iTunes Ratings

56 Ratings
Average Ratings
36
12
5
1
2

Please buy Laura Noonan some sound equipment

By kooks23 - Jan 22 2019
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Insightful podcast with regrettable sound quality, particularly on a noisy commute.

Good podcast if you want news from the FT

By Mr. Carmean - May 19 2016
Read more
High production, great commentary.