RBS is seeking to have the US court case over its handling of mortgage securities dismissed, arguing the suit filed in 2011 came too late.

US regulators have told Royal Bank of Scotland it could pay as much as $13 billion if it loses a lawsuit over its handling of mortgage securities. The(...)

Royal Bank of Scotland agreed to pay a $99.5m fine in June to settle claims it misrepresented more than $2bn of mortgage-backed bonds  between 2005 and 2007. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland could have to pay higher than expected fines to cover the cost of involvement in the mis-selling of US mortgage-backed securiti(...)

Goldman Sachs is   preparing for negotiations with the US department of justice related to the investment bank’s negotiations with the federal housing finance agency. Photograph: Peter Foley/Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs is close to paying about $1.1 billion (€830 million) to resolve claims from a US government agency that it sold bad mortgage-backed secu(...)

A number of large banks are still under investigation by the task force set up by US president Barack Obama in 2012. Photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Wall Street banks and their foreign rivals have paid out $100 billion in US legal settlements since the financial crisis, according to research(...)

Deutsche, Europe’s largest investment bank by revenue, has set aside about €500 million towards expected fines in relation to global regulators’ investigations into the Libor scandal. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Deutsche Bank reported a significant drop in net income for the third quarter of the year as it set aside more than expected for litigation costs and (...)

JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay a total of $13 billion to a variety of US state and federal agencies. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Segar

The US government agency that secured a big slice of the record $13 billion penalty against JPMorgan Chase is demanding even more from Bank of Amer(...)

The JPMorgan Chase  headquarters in Manhattan, NewYork. The bank is resisting what is says is one of the largest post-crisis settlements by any bank

US authorities are demanding JPMorgan Chase pay more than $6 billion to settle allegations it mis-sold securities to government-backed mortgage compan(...)

UBS said its second-quarter profit beat forecasts, even after an 835 million Swiss franc (€698 million) charge to settle a US lawsuit. Photo: Reuters

UBS said its second-quarter profit beat forecasts, even after an 835 million Swiss franc (€698 million) charge to settle a US lawsuit and other matter(...)