Plenty of new blood heading SA's top firms

2014-12-23 12:48

In the past year, 17 of the JSE's top 100 companies brought in new CEOs, with the youngest leading the biggest of the pack.

RBS to reveal funds to settle forex probes

2014-10-30 16:50

Royal Bank of Scotland will announce how much it has set aside to cover potential fines for manipulating currency markets when it reports third-quarter results.

UK fraud agency calls on ex-Barclays execs

2014-09-25 09:33

Barclays executives have been called on to give evidence to Britain's anti-fraud agency as part of an investigation into undisclosed payments the bank made.

Many wealthy entrepreneurs plan to move

2014-09-22 14:39

Just under a third of the world’s wealthy entrepreneurs are planning to move to a different country within the next five years, according to a report.

Barclays faces fresh fine - report

2014-08-15 19:48

Barclays is set to be fined by the UK financial regulator over failures to segregate client assets properly and it could surpass $100m, according to a report.

FT's former CEO in race for Barclays top job

2014-08-11 09:40

The former CEO of the Financial Times and the former deputy governor of the Bank of England are contesting to be Barclays' next chair.

Investor sues over Barclays 'dark pool'

2014-07-29 10:24

A US investor is suing Barclays and current and former bosses over losses suffered after New York's attorney general accused the bank of lying to customers.

Top adviser to UK PM Cameron to join Barclays

2014-07-02 09:55

Barclays has hired Tim Luke, one of David Cameron's most senior advisers, to look into technology, media and telecommunications.

New York sues Barclays for fraud

2014-06-26 09:42

New York prosecutors have sued British bank Barclays for fraud, saying it ran a "dark pool" securities trading operation to the benefit of "predatory" traders.

Barclays cuts investment bank jobs

2014-06-03 09:34

Barclays has cut several hundred jobs in its investment bank as part of its plan to shrink the business by 7 000 staff over the next three years to save costs.

Barclays to refocus, resize - CEO

2014-05-08 20:11

Barclays plans to cut 19 000 jobs as it aims to refocus and resize its investment bank to bring balance to the group, says CEO Antony Jenkins.

Barclays chair defends staff bonuses

2014-04-24 14:43

Barclays chair David Walker has defended pay levels at the bank, telling shareholders that it needed to raise bonuses to stop an exodus of senior executives.

Barclays' boss treads finely in bank review

2014-04-16 10:04

Barclays' CEO Antony Jenkins is facing a high-wire act to overhaul the firm's investment bank.

UK's Barclays most complained-about bank

2014-04-09 14:55

Barclays Bank tops the list of the most complained-about British banks, although the number of grievances against financial services companies has fallen.

Barclays settles 'test case' before UK trial

2014-04-08 11:33

Barclays has reached a settlement with a UK care home operator weeks before the start of a court case that was seen as a test case.

UK steps up scrutiny of traders' activity

2014-03-31 14:23

Britain's financial industry watchdog plans to step up its scrutiny of banks' control over their traders following the benchmark rate rigging scandal.

Barclays awards top managers £32m in shares

2014-03-19 11:37

Barclays has given its top dozen executives nearly £32m in share awards as it faced a wave of shareholder criticism over its decision to raise bonuses last year.

Barclays to cut thousands of jobs

2014-03-14 10:11

Barclays is reportedly planning to axe thousands of jobs in a radical shakeup of its investment banking division and may replace top managers.

Barclays to slash 12 000 jobs

2014-02-11 12:08

Absa parent Barclays Plc expects to axe up to 12 000 jobs - 7 000 of them in the UK - to cut costs, but is also paying staff higher bonuses.

Barclays seen cutting more costs

2014-02-10 19:15

Barclays' lower-than-expected earnings of £5.2bn has raised expectations that the bank will step up cost cutting as investment bank earnings wane.

Barclays to shut hundreds of branches

2014-01-30 13:12

Barclays is planning to shut 400 UK branches, or a quarter of its network, as part of the bank's plan to cut costs, the Financial Times reports.

Ex-Barclays boss raises $325m

2013-12-17 14:48

Atlas Mara, a new investment company backed by the former boss of Barclays says it has raised $325m by listing on the London Stock Exchange.

Rigging scandal: €1.7bn fine for banks

2013-12-04 19:20

Six financial institutions including Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and Citigroup have been fined a record total of €1.71bn for rigging financial benchmarks.

Absa, Investec best for service excellence

2013-11-26 14:36

Absa and Investec have been honoured by the banking ombudsman for dispute resolution and service excellence in South Africa.

Barclays Europe retail aims for £500m profit

2013-11-18 11:56

Barclays' retail operations in Italy, Spain, France and Portugal will return to profit in two years and could deliver £500 million of annual earnings.


Plenty of new blood at the top of SA’s top companies

2014-12-23 12:38

Have been updating databases during this quiet period. The full list of CEOs of the JSE’s Top 100 Companies has just been published on Biznews.

Barclays tops UK banking complaints league

2014-09-26 07:14

Barclays has received the most complaints among Britain's banks in the first half of this year, though complaints overall in the sector fell 5%.

Barclays takes $77m hit from fines

2014-09-23 19:59

British bank Barclays has been slammed with a combined $77m in fines from British and US regulators as the lender continues to be dogged by problems from its past.

Barclays taps vein biometrics

2014-09-06 16:31

Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients.

Ex-Barclays bankers will know fate soon

2014-08-15 17:29

Britain's fraud prosecutor could decide as soon as next month whether to charge former Barclays executives over undisclosed payments, sources say.

Barclays first half net profit soars

2014-07-30 09:31

British lender Barclays says first half net profits have surged despite a poor performance at its investment banking division.

Barclays sets up academy

2014-07-03 19:42

Barclays, trying to restore its reputation after a series of scandals, has created a compliance career academy.

AG accuses Barclays of 'dark pool' fraud

2014-06-26 18:43

New York's attorney general has filed a securities fraud lawsuit against Barclays, accusing the British bank of giving an unfair edge to high-frequency traders in the US.

Barclays boss: more work to do to cut pay

2014-06-05 12:45

Barclays chief executive Antony Jenkins says he has more work to do to rein in pay levels and expects pressure from investors for banks to improve.

Anger simmers worldwide over bankers' pay

2014-05-29 20:30

Investors have rejected the pay plans of 10 of the world's biggest banks as anger over excessive bonuses reached record levels in Britain and the United States.

UK prosecutor charges ex-Barclays staff

2014-04-29 13:15

Britain has filed its first criminal charges against US-based Libor traders as the UK arm of a global investigation stretches across the Atlantic.

Barclays to stop some commodities trading

2014-04-22 10:10

Barclays is apparently planning to withdraw from large parts of the metals, agricultural and energy markets as part of a restructuring of its investment bank.

Barclays to appoint new pay committee head

2014-04-15 09:56

Barclays, under fire from shareholders for raising bonuses despite a fall in profit, will appoint Crawford Gillies to its board, sources say.

Diamond poaches Barclays exec for Africa bank

2014-04-08 15:39

Ex-Barclays boss Bob Diamond has poached a former colleague from the bank to head a venture he wants to build into the leading bank in sub-Saharan Africa.

Barclays ex-boss makes offer for Zim bank

2014-04-01 13:34

Former Barclays chief executive officer Robert Diamond proposes to acquire ABC Holdings Limited through his company Atlas Mara Co-Nvest.

Barclays enters into deal with Chinese bank

2014-03-30 16:55

Barclays Group and China Development Bank Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on strategic cooperation in respect of business activities.

Banks to be hit with Microsoft costs

2014-03-14 19:52

Banks around the world will miss a deadline to upgrade outdated software for ATMs and face additional costs to Microsoft to keep them secure.

Investors frustrated by rising bank bonuses

2014-03-07 19:31

Banks are failing to rein in excessive payouts for staff below the boardroom level despite a public backlash against a bonus culture, say leading investors.

Impairments drop lifts Barclays Africa

2014-02-11 10:41

Barclays Africa Group has posted an expected 14% rise in full-year earnings, boosted chiefly by a drop in bad loan costs in its retail and commercial mortgages.

Barclays frets over whistleblower claims

2014-02-09 14:29

Barclays says it has launched an investigation after a newspaper reported that the personal details of 27 000 customers had been stolen and sold.

Barclays disposes interest in fund

2013-12-31 15:34

Barclays Africa Group has announced that it disposed its entire 73.37% stake in Absa Capital Private Equity Fund I to a syndicate led by HarbourVest Partners L.P.

Big banks see rich opportunities

2013-12-09 19:11

Providing the world's poorest with access to financial products is a major growth opportunity as the market for affluent clients becomes saturated, a report says.

Expo will boost investment - Dubai

2013-12-01 09:56

Dubai hopes that hosting Expo2020 will draw new investment to an economy still recovering from a debt crisis.

New centre for entrepreneurship

2013-11-21 19:04

The objective of the new center is to increase cooperation in the development of small businesses through the transfer of skills essential to survival.

Barclays compliance chief resigns due to stress

2013-11-14 08:36

UK bank Barclays says compliance chief and ex-regulator Hector Sants has resigned from the scandal-hit lender due to stress.

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