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Citi Wednesday announced it has completed the previously announced repayment of $20 billion invested in the company by the U.S. government through the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and terminated the loss-sharing agreement with the government.
First class stamps are going up to 41p. What a joke. I send everything I can by e-mail these days, and it's good to see that HM Revenue & Customs (usually clowns themselves) are insisting that many firms now file their VAT returns online from next year.
Royal Bank of Scotland Global Banking & Markets is making a big pitch to encourage graduates / interns to join the ranks this year.
The Independent On Sunday reports that Goldman Sachs has 'threatened' the UK Treasury that it will relocate up to 20% of its London-based staff to Spain in protest at the bank bonus tax.
Bloomberg reports that Banco Santander is planning to hire 200 bankers for its global wholesale banking and markets business.
The Independent reports that HSBC looks likely to follow Deutsche Bank and spread the impact of the UK bank bonus tax around its global employee population. A similar move is also thought to be being considered by Barclays Capital.
'The bank payroll tax announced at PBR 2009 applies to retail and investment banks (including building societies), and to banking groups. It does not apply to non-banking companies outside of banking groups (for example, insurance companies, asset managers, stockbrokers etc.).
The Financial Times reports that Deutsche Bank has confirmed that it will 'spread the pain' of the UK's bank bonus tax around the world, to ensure that UK bankers are not disadvantaged.
Bank of America announced the appointment of insider Brian Moynihan Thursday. He does, however, appear to have got the job by default, given that the bank was unable to attract an outsider for the role, and the only other serious internal candidate, Chief Risk Officer Greg Curl, is said to have been vetoed by New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo.