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Bank Leumi charged with conducting unregistered cross-border U.S. business

Pointing Finger

The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Israeli-based Bank Leumi has agreed to pay $1.6m and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that it provided investment advice and induced securities transactions for U.S. customers for more than a decade without registering as an investment adviser or broker-dealer as required under U.S. securities laws.

Tyrie urges FCA to publish its report into RBS

RBS building

The chairman of the influential Treasury select committee (TSC) Andrew Tyrie has urged the financial watchdog to publish its report on Royal Bank of Scotland’s treatment of financially distressed business customers.