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Bank charges: MPS say banks should be fined more for Libor

MPs said that the Financial Services Authority (FSA) should be able to impose higher fines on banks for Libor fixing.

The Treasury Committee said that the regulator should be tougher when imposing fines for Libor.

Banks that have helped authorities during the early stages of investigations have been able to receive a discount of up to 30 per cent on fines for having taken part in Libor fixing.

Barclays was one such bank that received a discount to the fine it received after it was found guilty of Libor fixing. The FSA fined Barclays £59.5 million for Libor fixing, which was the highest fine that the regulator had ever given. Without the discount given for co-operating in the investigation, however, the bank would have been fined £85 million.

Libor is a global scandal that saw banks manipulating the international benchmark rate in order to boost company profits.

UBS, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland have all been fined for Libor fixing.

John Fieldman

Having worked in the city for 19 years, John's main focus is interest rates and corporate finance.ADNFCR-2776-ID-801544243-ADNFCR

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