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South Korea approves first internet-only banks
By BBR Staff Writer
South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has given its consent to consortia led by Kakao and KT Corp, to establish internet-only banks in the country.
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Italy launches €3.6bn plan to rescue troubled banks
By BBR Staff Writer
The Italian government has launched a €3.6bn plan to rescue four small and midsize local banks that are in trouble.
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EU sues six member states for failing to adopt new bank recovery law
By BBR Staff Writer
The European Commission is bringing a civil action against six EU member states which failed to implement a law on bank recovery and resolution (BRRD).
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Bank of England proposes new rules for banks restructuring
The Bank of England has proposed new rules that are expected to strengthen the financial system in the UK through structural reform.
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European Parliament adopts revised rules for safe electronic payment services
By BBR Staff Writer
The European Parliament has adopted the revised Directive on Payment Services (PSD2) proposed by the European Commission for enhanced consumer protection and improved security of electronic payment services.
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FCA introduces new whistleblowing rules for employees at financial firms in UK
By BBR Staff Writer
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have introduced new rules that will make it easier for the employees to blow whistle about illegal behavior in financial firms.
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US Fed approves $3.7bn merger between Hudson City and M&T Bank
By BBR Staff Writer
The Federal Reserve Board in the US has approved the $3.7bn merger of Hudson City Bancorp and M&T Bank.
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Liberty Bank and Naugatuck Valley Financial receive approval for merger
By BBR Staff Writer
Liberty Bank and Naugatuck Valley Financial Corporation have secured approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) for the merger of latter's bank subsidiary Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan into Liberty Bank.
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Citigroup affiliates to pay $180m to settle hedge fund fraud charges
The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that two Citigroup affiliates have agreed to pay nearly $180m to settle charges that they defrauded investors in two hedge funds by claiming they were safe, low-risk, and suitable for traditional bond investors
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Bank of England likely to introduce stricter stress tests for UK financial sector
By BBR Staff Writer
The Bank of England (BoE) might implement stress tests of different severity to test the effectiveness of financial systems during changing financial situations.
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New Federal Reserve rules require key US banks to hold additional capital
By BBR Staff Writer
The Federal Reserve System has approved a new rule which requires eight key banks in the US to hold additional capital buffers in a bid to avoid a major financial collapse.
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Russian central bank announces new liquidity rules
By BBR Staff Writer
The central bank of Russia has announced plan of injecting new capital and implementing liquidity rules in view of the Basel III regulatory framework.
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Smaller UK banks to be hit hard by 8% bank surcharge: Experts
Though UK’s banks got a reprieve with Chancellor George Osborne promising to gradually reduce the bank levy rate over the next six years from 0.21% to 0.1% in the latest budget, the sector has been saddled with a new 8% surcharge on profits from the start of next year.
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Commission approves amended restructuring plan of Austrian bank
The European Commission has found the amended restructuring plan of Österreichische Volksbanken (ÖVAG) and the Volksbanken-Verbund to be in line with EU state aid rules.
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EU finance ministers approve draft regulation to strengthen big banks
By BBR Staff Writer
Finance ministers of the European Union (EU) have approved a draft law to control trading risks for banks in case of a financial crisis similar to the one in 2008.
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