US bank earnings rose 21 pct in Q2, lending up


US bank earnings rose 21 pct in Q2, lending up

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Tuesday that the banking industry earned $34.5 billion in the second quarter, up from $28.5 billion in the second quarter of 2011.

Banking industry in new row over paid for current accounts

Britain's banking industry is facing fresh questions over the way it operates with new figures showing a major rise in the number of people paying ever increasing fees for their bank accounts.