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  • Basel III deposit challenge looms over Islamic banks

    (Reuters) - As banks around the world gear up to meet tough Basel III regulatory standards, Islamic lenders face a source of uncertainty that could prove expensive for them: how regulators will treat their deposits. In most ways, Islamic banks look well-...
  • 'Scottish aristocrat' pleads guilty in welfare fraud case

    A self-described "Scottish aristocrat" accused of collecting government benefits while living on a million-dollar yacht in South Florida has been sentenced to a year behind bars and ordered to pay the money back after pleading guilty in a welfare fraud...
  • Should big banks be broken up?

    The idea that some banks are "too big to fail" became common in 1984 when Continental Illinois was on the brink of failure. The then-seventh-largest bank in the U.S., Continental Illinois had $40 billion in assets, but many of those assets were bad loans,...
  • No: Make management accountable

    In 1985, some 3,500 savings-and-loan associations held nearly half of bank deposits in Florida. Today, more than 80 percent are held by 20 "big" banks. Is Florida better off? The answer is at the heart of the debate on whether big banks are too risky and...
  • Ruling good for community associations: My Word

    With a recent ruling by Florida's Fifth District Court of Appeal, community associations scored a victory that will provide them with financial relief during the fragile real-estate recovery. It marks a turning point in community associations' ongoing...
  • Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years

    Player, not pawn, Rothstein associate gets five years
    She may have held an impressive title — chief financial officer at Scott Rothstein's law firm — but Irene Shannon's attorney described her as nothing but a pawn to South Florida's king of fraud. Friday, a federal judge disagreed. U.S....
  • Consumer Reports: Mobile check deposit: pros and cons

    If you thought depositing checks into your bank account would never be anything other than a mundane but mandatory chore, perhaps you haven't heard of the bank-check selfie, more formally known among bankers as "remote deposit capture." Consumer...
  • Hectic pace of Spanish bank deals to slow after Barclays sale

    MADRID (Reuters) - Barclays' sale of its Spanish banking business to Caixabank looks set to mark the end of a hectic first round of consolidation in the country's finance industry as it emerges from the financial crisis. Barcelona-based Caixabank -...
  • Investing: Juice up your cash returns

    Cash has its virtues. It lets you sleep better. And everyone eventually needs some liquid currency, whether it's to pay for a minor aggravation (say, to fix a fender bender) or a major one (the car was totaled). By design, I keep 10 percent of my IRA in...
  • See which banks are the most, least affordable

    See which banks are the most, least affordable
    When it comes to managing your money, every little thing adds up. Between ATM withdraw fees, transfer fees and more your checking account can easily dwindle before your eyes. Some banks limit their fees to only the necessary, while others will...
  • Textile manufacturing returns to Carolinas � by way of China

    INDIAN LAND, S.C. Next spring, spinning wheels will hum again in Lancaster County, S.C. Keer, a textile company headquartered two hours southwest of Shanghai, China, is building yarn manufacturing lines in Lancaster, bringing more than 500 jobs. The...