TV News LIES

Thursday, Jan 19th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Economy Barclays will pay $450M for manipulating interest rates

Barclays will pay $450M for manipulating interest rates

E-mail Print PDF

Barclays BankBarclays and its subsidiaries will pay more than $450 million to settle charges that they tried to manipulate interest rates that can affect how much people pay for loans to attend college or buy a house.

Barclays is one of several major banks reportedly under investigation for such violations.

The incidents occurred between 2005 and 2009 and sometimes took place daily, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Wednesday in announcing the settlement. A $200 million civil penalty levied against Barclays is the largest in the CFTC's history.

Barclays also agreed to pay $160 million as part of an agreement with the Justice Department's criminal division on a related matter. It will also pay nearly $93 million to British regulators.

The Justice Department said its related criminal investigation continues. Barclays has agreed to cooperate with that probe.

TVNL Comment:  When banks steal billions they get fined. When people steal anything they get prison time.  How fair is that?  Just asking....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Oxfam: Eight men are as rich as half the world

Oxfam : 8 men richer than half the worldThe gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the world's population is starker than...

Jobless claims fall to near 43-year low

Jobless claims at 43 year lowThe number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to near a 43 year-low last week,...

Amazon says it will create 100,000 full-time jobs in U.S. by 2018

AmazonAmazon will create 100,000 full-time jobs in the United States with full benefits over the next...

Macy's cutting 6,200 jobs, closing 68 stores

Macy's cutting 6,200 jobsAfter seeing sales drop during the holidays, Macy's said Wednesday it has either closed or will...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!