Rank #1: Santander's blockchain forex service, Goldman profits and Deutsche Bank review
Martin Arnold and guests discuss Santander's innovative blockchain-based foreign exchange service, improved profits at Goldman Sachs and the ECB's request to Deutsche Bank that it calculate the costs of winding down trading assets on its investment bank. With special guest Ana Botín, executive chairman of Santander.
Rank #2: HSBC's growth strategy, Citi's jobs warning and TSB's IT fiasco
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss HSBC's new growth strategy, a jobs warning from Citi, and whether TSB chief Paul Pester can survive the criticism he's facing over the bank's bungled switch in IT systems. With special guest Joseph Dickerson, banking analyst at Jefferies. Contribute to our listener survey and enter our prize draw here.
Rank #3: 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.
Rank #4: FCA chairman on data, regulation and Brexit, Monzo losses and Rothschild battle
Patrick Jenkins and colleagues discuss Charles Randell's priorities as he takes up his role as chairman of the UK Financial Conduct Authority, whether challenger bank Monzo can stem its losses, and the battle that has riven the Rothschild banking dynasty. With special guest Charles Randall, FCA chairman. Read more on the Rothschild battle here Read mof on Monzo here
Rank #5: RBS stake sale, Visa Europe outage and prospects for a UniCredit-SocGen merger
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the timing of the UK government's sale of its first RBS stake in three years, outage trouble at Visa Europe, and prospects for a merger deal between Italy's UniCredit and France's Société Générale
Rank #6: Goldman Sachs, Brexit, Wells Fargo and BoE payment reforms
Martin Arnold and guests discuss Goldman's management shake-up, why more banks are warning about the impact of Brexit on their UK operations, a look ahead to Wells Fargo's investor day and the Bank of England's plan to modernise its payment systems. With special guest Omar Ali, UK financial services leader at the consultancy EY.
Rank #7: Credit Suisse share buyback, Amazon Web Services and HSBC’s Huawei connection
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
Rank #8: 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.
Rank #9: A review of the year in banking
Patrick Jenkins and guests review the year in banking, discussing the softening of the regulatory climate, the privatisation drive and leadership changes in European banks and the moment when the industry began to take fintech seriously.
Rank #10: Barclays clears legal hurdle, Deutsche Bank AGM and fintech challenges
Patrick Jenkins and colleagues discuss Barclays's victory in a Serious Fraud Office case relating to its 2008 Qatar fundraising, growing investor pressure on Deutsche Bank chairman Paul Achleitner to step down and how banks are handling the fintech challenge. With special guests Jane Croft and Jan Bayer.
Rank #11: 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.
Rank #12: Global regulation, fraud case against Barclays, deregulation under Trump
Brooke Masters and guests discuss global regulation and the prospects for consensus as new leaders take over some of the biggest organisations, the fraud case against Barclays and its former top executives and the impact of the Trump administration on deregulation in the US.
Rank #13: Credit Suisse censured, Deutsche Bank's post-Brexit plans and Goldman Sachs reshuffles
Patrick Jenkins and colleagues discuss the Swiss regulator's action against Credit Suisse for breach of money-laundering rules, Deutsche Bank's move to shrink its London assets post-Brexit and changes at the top of Goldman Sachs. With special guest Lara Warner, chief compliance and regulatory officer at Credit Suisse.
Rank #14: 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.
Rank #15: Goldman’s consumer finance push, Mifid II and Citigroup’s trading warning
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
Rank #16: Brexit planning, pressure over bankers' pay and the UK's trapped mortgagees
Patrick Jenkins and guests discuss the Brexit-linked relocation of London-based bank staff, why investors in Europe are becoming restive over bankers' pay and why the UK regulator has intervened to help homeowners trapped by inflexible mortgage arrangements. With special guest Tom Gosling, a pay expert at the consultancy PwC. Contributors: Patrick Jenkins, financial editor, David Crow, banking editor, Nick Megaw, retail banking correspondent and Laura Noonan, US banking editor. Producer: Fiona Symon
Rank #17: Dimon on bitcoin, HSBC forex trader trial and the Equifax hack
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.
Rank #18: 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.
Rank #19: Innovation at Mastercard, HSBC's ‘persistent failure’ memo and more on the Danske scandal
Mastercard CFO Martina Hund-Mejean on the commercial opportunities in data analysis; a leaked memo by HSBC executives claims that its investment banking strategy has “utterly failed”; and yet more news about the money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Presented by Patrick Jenkins with Hannah Murphy, Stephen Morris, Caroline Binham and Richard Milne.
Rank #20: 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.