Paying the penalty

Banks in the USA would be forgiven for thinking they have a raw deal at the hands of the country’s regulators. Since 2009, 98% of the global total of fines levied on banks has come from supervisors in the USA. Data from regtech firm Corlytics shows how different countries take different approaches to punishment and deterrence: some in the form of large fines, others with banning orders on individuals, others with suspension of company licences.

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