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Is the way investment banks are paid for deal advice sensible ?

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Tim Wise of JP Morgan is made of stout moral stuff. When advising the Co-op Group on its ill-fated transaction with Britannia Building Society in 2009, his judgments were not swayed one iota by the knowledge that a £5m fee for his employer would only be paid if the deal actually happened.

RBS admits neglect, trader drops lawsuit

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Royal Bank of Scotland has neglected its technology for decades, the state-backed bank's boss admitted on Tuesday after a system crash left more than 1 million customers unable to withdraw cash or pay for goods.

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Entrepreneur fights Deutsche Bank legal claim

Norwegian entrepreneur Alexander Vik showed up in London court Friday to fight a claim that he hid assets to avoid paying more than $250m in legal fees to Deutsche Bank, saying that he owes double that to his own father.