Jul 7, 2015

HSBC fires staff for mock Islamic State execution video

British bank HSBC fired six staff after they performed a mock Islamic State-style execution video during a team-building day out and posted footage online, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. The bank described the video, showing staff members in balaclavas holding a fake knife over ...

Jul 4, 2015

Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing New York bank

A New York City man in a wheelchair was arrested two days after he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, authorities announced Friday. Kelvin Dennison, 23, was picked up by officers at a hospital two days after he rolled into a Santander Bank ...

Jul 2, 2015

PayPal buys international money-sending service Xoom

Online payment titan PayPal said Wednesday it is buying international money-sending service Xoom in a deal valued at $890 million. PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay, will pay $25 per share of Xoom in what amounts to a premium of 32 percent over the stock’s ...

Jun 30, 2015

Greece may find it easier to close banks than reopen them

Capital controls imposed in Greece are likely to stay in place for months and its banks may need billions of euros of new capital or even face nationalization under a lengthy financial rebuilding, industry sources said. The decision to close the banks and impose ...

Jun 30, 2015

Tourists in Greece coping with bank holiday

Tourists on holiday in Greece offered advice to others Monday: bring extra euros. Several reported having some anxious moments over the weekend thanks to empty ATMs and merchants refusing credit cards, but the inconveniences eased as ATMs were replenished Monday. “We were finally able ...

Jun 29, 2015

Japan hopes AIIB will meet standards befitting an international body

The government said Monday it hopes the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to be launched by the end of the year will meet governance and other standards appropriate to an international financial institution. Japan hopes that by meeting such standards, the bank “will play ...