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Bank of England Delivers "Big Positive Step"

30 Jul 2014 @ 17:36
“A big, positive step,” is how Vince Cable described the Bank of England’s consultation papers published this morning. He went on to say that, “It is absolutely right that banker’s bonuses should be properly regulated so that they cannot cause the collapse of banking institutions.” Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Prudential Regulation Authority lauded the...

Clock Is Ticking for UK Banks

29 Jul 2014 @ 20:55
At approximately 10:00 am GMT, Wednesday morning, the Bank of England is expected to publish Consultation Papers 14/14 and 15/14, “Strengthening Accountability in Banking,” and “Remuneration” outlining, to the extent that we know at this point, new guidelines for the UK banking sector, including further empowering the BoE’s ability to clawback variable bonuses and...

Meridian Interstate announces offering results

24 Jul 2014 @ 23:28
Meridian Interstate Bancorp (Nasdaq:EBSB), the holding company for East Boston Savings Bank, announced today the results of the stock offering of Meridian Bancorp, Inc., a newly formed corporation that is the proposed successor holding company for East Boston Savings Bank. The closing of the offering and the conversion from the mutual holding company to stock holding company form of...

Chicopee to increase loan loss provision?

10 Jul 2014 @ 23:40
Chicowhat? Chicopee Bancorp, Inc(Nasdaq:CBNK), the holding company for Chicopee Savings Bank, announced today that it expects to record a provision for loan losses of approximately $2.8 million (pre-tax) and $5.0 million (pre-tax) for the three and six months ended June 30, 2014, respectively. As a result, the Company anticipates reporting a loss before taxes of $1.9 million and a net loss of...

MainStreet banks releases Q1-2 results

04 Jul 2014 @ 11:13
MainStreet Bank (OTCQB:MNSB) ended the first half of 2014 with pre-tax earnings of $817,000 and nearly $316 million in total assets. “Our loan portfolio has grown nearly 12% since this time last year,” said Chairman, CEO & President Jeff W. Dick. “And our deposit base has grown over 21% during that same time period. Probably the most gratifying metric for us is the...

What? Me Worry? Not Janet Yellen.

02 Jul 2014 @ 22:19
Janet Yellen has held the office of Chairwoman of the U.S. Federal Reserve for barely six months. Although any change following Ben Bernanke’s tenure would have been certain to engender more change than just the chairmanship itself, Yellen stunned economists and investors today in “the clearest statement yet that the new U.S. central bank chief has made that she does not anticipate...

Popular pay US Treasury $1bn

02 Jul 2014 @ 10:59
$946 Million Tarp repayment from Popular, Inc. The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced that US taxpayers received a full repayment from Popular, Inc. (Popular) of $946 million. Popular (NASDAQ:BPOP), the largest bank that remained in the Capital Purchase Program (CPP), recently received regulatory approval from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve to repay taxpayers. With...

News of Note: Rolls Royce, Tesco, RBS, Tencent

27 Jun 2014 @ 22:12
There was so much going on today, I couldn’t settle on just one item. Instead, I thought I would highlight what has been happening to the share prices and the shareholders of Rolls Royce (LSE:RR.), Tesco (LSE:TSCO), Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS) and Tencent Holdings (HKX:700). Rolls Royce Shares in Rolls Royce gained 2.2% to close at 1,069.00, up 23.00 on the day just minutes after...

My Advice for Barclays

26 Jun 2014 @ 20:36
Barclays share price got a well-deserved, swift kick in the seat of its pants today as it dropped 6.52% on the London Exchange (LSE:BARC) and is down 6.75% on the New York Exchange (NYSE:BCS) as of 2:44 EDT.  The Barclays share price hit a 19-month low on the LSE, closing at 215.00, and reducing its market cap by nearly £2 billion, following news that the New York State Attorney General has...

ConnectOne and Center Bancor papprove merger

24 Jun 2014 @ 21:36
Merger to Create One of New Jersey’s Premier Financial Institutions With Enhanced Financial Resources and Technology Serving Middle Market Commercial Businesses ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNOB), parent company of ConnectOne Bank, and Center Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNBC), parent company of Union Center National Bank, today jointly announced that their respective shareholders, at...
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