Draijer digs out Rabobank

New Basel rules are set to ramp up the capital burden of Rabobank’s dominant franchise in mortgages and SMEs – assets it previously treated as low-risk.

Marketplace lenders: The law of agency

WebBank of Salt Lake City, Utah; Cross River Bank of Teaneck, New Jersey; NBT Bank of Norwich, New York and Comenity Capital Bank of Columbus, Ohio: these are hardly household names.

Asia: China's moment of truth

China has a future rich with potential: a liberalized currency, an open capital account, state lenders and technology giants offering innovative banking services to a vibrant private sector.

Equity markets: When rights go wrong

Recent deals from Lonmin and Saipem demonstrate that in current markets even one of the more straightforward types of capital raising, rights issues, can struggle.