Clients not fleeing Swiss banks over tax deals

In the wake of the financial crisis, Switzerland has come under heavy global pressure to weaken its tradition of strict bank secrecy to help cash-strapped governments hunt tax dodgers who have hidden their assets in vaults in Zurich and Geneva.


IMF Identifies Risks In Swiss Banking Sector

The risk of a real estate bubble is growing, the IMF has reported, with domestic mortgage credit and real estate prices rising, exacerbated by monetary policy pressures, and presenting dangers for exposed domestically-oriented banks and insurance companie


Rathbone Brothers Reports Rise In Q1 Net Operating Incom

The independent provider of personalized investment and wealth management services stated that net operating income in Investment Management increased 11.8 percent year-over-year during the first quarter to 37.9 million pounds from 33.9 million pounds rep


HSBC In Talks To Sell South American Operations

The U.K.-based bank didn't elaborate on the talks or give financial details in a brief statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange, but said it will make a further announcement "if and when appropriate."


Give to charity at a cash machine

People will be able to make charitable donations at the same time as withdrawing money from thousands of cash machines across the UK from this summer.