For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
Royal Bank of Scotland has laid out a plan to cut costs by £2bn over the next four years as it posted its ninth straight annual loss.
Deutsche Bank plans to fight a $14bn demand from the US Department of Justice to settle claims it missold mortgage-backed securities.
UK-focused banks including Royal Bank of Scotland are already facing pressure on margins and could be enticed to deepen cost cuts as interest rates languish.
With reputations tarnished by the financial crisis and a string of scandals, Britain's top banks are trying to adapt and move ahead by embracing mobile technology.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group may buy back $15.5bn of stock in 2016 if the lender reduces its risk-weighted assets, according to Investec.
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland have risen after Britain's finance minister George Osborne said the government would start selling its £32bn stake in the bank.
Complaints against Britain's banks have fallen in the second half of last year as fewer people lodged objections about insurance protection mis-selling.
Malaysia will scrap a proposed merger that would have created the country's biggest bank, after CIMB Holdings and RHB Capital failed to agree on new deal terms.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has been fined £56m by regulators for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments.
UK and US regulators are poised to levy hefty fines on leading banks in a landmark
settlement after a year-long global investigation into allegations of collusion.
Royal Bank of Scotland has risen to a 12-month high in London trading after scrapping plans to sell its Williams & Glyn banking unit, removing one of the biggest obstacles to paying dividends.
Royal Bank of Scotland shares have fallen after US authorities demanded $14bn from Deutsche Bank to settle mis-selling claims.
Royal Bank of Scotland is planning to eliminate about 600 jobs at its UK consumer bank as it closes branches, according to a labour union.
Britain took a £1.1bn loss on its first sale of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland, sparking accusations of an unnecessarily rushed and costly disposal.
Barclays has appointed JPMorgan as its corporate broker replacing Credit Suisse, making the change as new chairperson John McFarlane begins a revamp of the lender.
Five of the world's biggest banks are expected to be hit with a combined bill of more than $5bn and criminal charges in a settlement with US and British authorities.
The number of Britons switching bank accounts has grown by 12% in 2014, marking progress in the government's push to boost competition.
Six Royal Bank of Scotland employees could face disciplinary action as part of an inquiry into failings in its foreign exchange trading.
The UK finance ministry will hand the anti-fraud agency all the funds it needs to conduct a criminal investigation into alleged rigging of the currency market.
British regulators investigating allegations of collusion and manipulation in the foreign exchange market could fine a group of six banks.
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