SNB set to roil Swiss bank earnings

The shock decision by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to discontinue its euro peg and impose a 0.75% rate on sight deposit accounts will inevitably wreak havoc on Swiss banks’ earnings, say analysts, citing the rising CHF-denominated cost base of global investment banks, which derive the bulk of their income in USD and EUR.

Regulators still calling the shots

If systemic risk in the banking system really has been reduced as much as chief executives say, why are regulators set to have an even greater impact in 2015?

Regulation: Banking's next big hits

Regulation now utterly dominates the banking industry and will have an even bigger impact in 2015, not just on bank capital and returns but on the entire legal structure of the industry.