Tim Wise of JP Morgan is made of stout moral stuff. When advising the Co-op Group on its ill-fated transaction with Britannia Building Society in 2009, his judgments were not swayed one iota by the knowledge that a £5m fee for his employer would only be paid if the deal actually happened.
A global investigation into allegations of manipulation in the £3tn-a-day currency markets appeared to be deepening with more banks admitting they were co-operating with regulators and Barclays suspending six of its traders.
Bank of England governor Mark Carney offered an olive branch to the City when he said properly managed and regulated banks would be able to secure more help at lower cost from Threadneedle Street if they got into financial trouble.
The number of complaints about financial services firms fell in the first half of 2013. However, consumers still raised almost 16,000 issues a day about insurance and banking products, figures from the regulator show.
Police have arrested eight men in connection with a £1.3m theft by a gang who remotely took control of the computer system of a Barclays bank branch.
The UK government has ruled out a broad investigation into whether Royal Bank of Scotland should be broken up and sold off in smaller component parts to foster more competition in the banking sector.
Investment bankers at Rothschild are to be paid £850,000 for conducting a review, commissioned by the chancellor, into whether Royal Bank of Scotland should be split into a good and bad bank.
City regulators have brushed aside complaints by Barclays and Nationwide over tough new liquidity rules, saying UK banks would need to put them into effect as soon as possible, years ahead of an international deadline of 2018.
Bang up the bankers! That has a nice ring to it, like the rioter's line in Henry VI (part two) that always gets a roar of approval, "let's kill all the lawyers".
George Osborne will be urged on Monday to fire the starting gun on a sell-off of the government's stake in RBS and Lloyds Bank Group by offering shares worth £1,650 a person to 48 million taxpayers.