Bank forex settlements top $4.6 billion after UBS fine, more to come

settlements top $4.6 billion after fine, more to come


Swiss bank UBS (UBSG.) said it has settled a probe by U.S. authorities over alleged rigging of currency markets and will pay $342 million to the .

UBS and another four banks are facing a combined bill of more than $5 billion in a settlement with U.S. and British authorities over .

UBS said it would also pay a $203 million penalty and plead guilty to criminal charge with the U.S. Department of Justice, but that relates to manipulation of Libor benchmark . The DoJ terminated a 2012 non-prosecution agreement with UBS over Libor because of its forex misconduct.

In November, six of the world’s biggest banks were fined $4.3 billion for alleged manipulation of forex rates.

Here is a breakdown of penalties on the banks for :

UBS UBSN.VX: $1.141 billion

May: $342 million to the

November: $799 million ($371 million to , $290 million to and $138 million disgorgement to Finma)

Citi (C.N)

November: $1.018 billion ($358 million to FCA, $310 million to CFTC and $350 million to OCC)

JPMorgan (JPM.N)

November: $1.012 billion ($352 million to FCA, $310 million to CFTC and $350 million to OCC)

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS.L)

November: $634 million ($344 million to FCA and $290 million to CFTC)

Barclays (BARC.L)

Settlement expected on Wednesday


November: $618 million ($343 million to FCA and $275 million).

Bank of America (BAC.N)

November: $250 million (all OCC)


FCA = Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority


OCC = U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency

DOJ = U.S. Department of Justice

Fed = U.S. Federal Reserve

Finma = Switzerland’s Finma

(Compiled by Steve Slater and Jamie McGeever. Editing by Jane Merriman)


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