In the wake of one of the worst financial crises in history, governments across the world are moving in fits and starts to adjust financial regulation so as to stem systemic risk emanating from banking's big players.
Yet the effects of the 2008/2009 meltdown are still being felt across the global economy. The sector's problems show few signs of abating or diminishing in severity, and many critics claim that efforts to reform global banking have fallen far short of what's needed.
Deutsche Bank continues to disappoint - but a new turnaround plan by new Deutsche Bank chief Christian Sewing is providing fresh hope to investors. It'll involve deep cuts to its biggest unit, the corporate and investment banking division leading to job losses the bank calls "painful, but unavoidable. Will the plan work this time?
A bank in Shanghai is calling itself the first human-free bank in the country. Well, human-free save for the customers. The unmanned branch of China Construction Bank has just opened its doors to them. High-tech on high street bank branches are supposed to be a response from growing competition from cashless payment systems giving the banks a run for their money.