Posts tagged: Credit Suisse

Bears circle HSBC - Part 2

Friday, 9 April 2021, 8:22 pm

For those of you who read Betaville's recent story about HSBC and began thinking about switching bank (I have to admit I was one of them) you can rest easy - for now.

According to people following the bear tale, there isn't much of a tale after all despite some rather fruity allegations being aired.

So, that's one bank the market doesn't have to worry about for the moment.

Meanwhile, over at Credit Suisse.....

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Credit Suisse or is it UBS Credit? - Part 2

Saturday, 5 December 2020, 3:44 pm

Rumours about a merger of the two Swiss investment banking giants - Credit Suisse and UBS - rumble on thanks to, er, the banks' top executives.

You might recall in late Summer a little known 'Inside Paradeplatz' revealed UBS and Credit Suisse held taks about a mega merger. The story was then swiftly followed by the venerable Financial Times...

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Credit UBS or is it UBS Credit?

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 2:27 pm

Two weeks ago 'Inside Paradeplatz' revealed UBS and Credit Suisse held taks about a mega merger. That story was then swiftly followed up by the likes of the venerable Financial Times, suggesting there was something to it. ..

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Blair banker poised to depart from Credit Suisse - sources

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 4:56 pm

Betaville understands Russell Chambers, the rainmaker once dubbed "Tony Blair's favourite banker", is set to finally leave Credit Suisse.

Chambers - who hit the headlines in 2004 inviting Blair onto his yacht off Barbados in 2004 and lending the former British PM his swimming truncks - is preparing to leave the Swiss bank in June, said people with knowledge of the situation...

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Top City banker emerges as The Independent Group fundraiser, Guido Fawkes reports

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 11:13 am

Hat tip to political blog Guido Fawkes for landing the story about Russell Chambers emerging as a key funder to The Independent Group, the new centrist political party foreshadowed on Betaville. Below is a link to the piece on Guido Fawkes:

https://order-order.com/2019/03/05/tony-blairs-favourite-banker-fundraising-tig/..

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Breakfast at George...

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 4:13 pm

As a freelance hack Betaville can't really afford to hang out in Richard Caring's uber smart eateries in Mayfair.

But maybe Betaville should because I was reminded today that so many big hitters frequent the retail entrepreneur's restaurants and clubs. Today, for example, at George - the Mayfair private members club - Betaville stumbled across a leading business journalist from a British national newspaper deep in converastion with a high-level contact...

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Credit Suisse hires Telegraph Media Group's business supremo...

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 12:16 pm

The journo/PR world has been trying to work out where James Quinn, head of the business section at my former employer The Daily Telegraph, was heading off to since he announced his departure on Twitter a couple of weeks ago.

Well, Betaville can reveal James Quinn - a jolly nice chap and former colleague during my time at the venerable newspaper - is joining Credit Suisse...

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