Senators have called on the US justice department to force the Swiss banking group Credit Suisse to hand over the names of thousands of US citizens who used its accounts to evade taxes.
Britain's four biggest banks will be among 124 across the European Union being subjected to stress tests later this year in an attempt to end lingering doubts about the strength of the banking system five years on from the financial crisis.
Deutsche Bank shares fell 5% on Monday morning after Germany's biggest lender rushed out a statement over the weekend announcing a surprise €1.15bn (£950m) pre-tax loss for the fourth quarter.
The chief secretary to the Treasury has poured cold water on plans being hatched inside Royal Bank of Scotland to pay bumper bonuses to senior staff.
Britain's biggest bank, HSBC, is preparing to hand out multimillion-pound share awards to 1,000 of its top staff as it attempts to bypass the new European Union rules capping bankers' bonuses.
European leaders opened a two-day Brussels summit on Thursday with Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, facing stiff resistance to her plan to force structural reforms on the ailing economies of the eurozone.
It's been a good year for the eurozone crisis in the sense that flare-ups have been few and minor.
Royal Bank of Scotland has handed the City regulator messages sent by one of its former traders in the latest twist in an investigation into potential manipulation of currency rates.
Youth unemployment in Spain has reached a new high of 56.1%, a quarter of the 3.5 million under-25s jobless across the eurozone, according to the latest Eurostat figures.
European leaders reached an agreement with Cyprus early on Monday morning that closes down the island's second-biggest bank and inflicts huge losses on wealthy savers.
Cyprus has become the fifth eurozone nation to seek help from international lenders, but the rescue package includes a hugely unpopular levy on savers at Cypriot banks – and as yet it remains unclear whether the country's MPs will accept it.
The top 1,500 bank staff in the UK earned an average of £1m each in 2011, according to new regulatory filings by major banking employers.