London based Standard Chartered is expected to pay slightly more than US$1 billion to resolve a nearly five-year-old investigation of potential U.S. sanctions violations tied to its banking for Iran-controlled entities in Dubai, as well as a related U.K. probe, according to a report from Reuters.
Standard Chartered is putting aside US$ 900 million for potential fines involving investigations in Britain and the US. The money will cover separate investigations into breaches of US sanctions and foreign exchange trading issues.
Rockhopper Exploration says Standard Chartered Bank will serve as Pathfinder Bank for the proposed senior debt project financing of the Premier Oil-operated Phase 1 development of the Sea Lion project offshore the Falkland Islands.
A US$1.4bn (£1.1bn) money transfer between the Guernsey and Singapore offices of Standard Chartered is under investigation by financial regulators. The assets were moved in 2015, before the Channel Island adopted new rules on exchanging tax information with other countries.
Standard Chartered is set to spend about US$20m to turn its Frankfurt office into a European base due to Brexit. The bank plans to create a subsidiary at its German branch to maintain access to the European market after Britain withdraws from the European Union.
The chief executive of Goldman Sachs has warned that Brexit could see international banks reducing their footprint in Britain, and signaled the US firm has contingency plans in place to move staff out of the UK and into the EU.
Royal Bank of Scotland and Standard Chartered were the weakest of Britain's seven largest lenders in a Bank of England stress test. For the second year, the central bank has subjected the UK's biggest lenders to tests to measure whether they would survive a financial shock.
Standard Chartered bank, a London-based lender that makes most of its profit in Asia, could cut up to 1,000 senior jobs, according to an internal memo sent to staff. The move from chief executive Bill Winters is meant to cut costs.
Britain's Standard Chartered announced on Thursday the exit of its top two bosses in a radical management reshuffle, as the Asia-focused bank battles to transform its fortunes.
Standard Chartered will close up to 100 bank branches next year in Asia, Africa and the Middle East in an attempt to improve its profitability. The UK bank plans to cut about 8% of its global network of more than 1,200 branches to save $400m (£251m) a year.