Why some UK banks are worried about their US clients
The US banking sector is in crisis, according to a leading bank.
The US has the highest percentage of Americans in the US who have no savings account, and a significant proportion of its financial sector is based in New York.
As the economy struggles to recover, some US banks have been worried about having to put money into US customers’ US accounts, and to be forced to raise prices.
It has also been widely reported that banks have started moving money into a US-based money market fund, which can be used for any purpose, from investment to trading.
The funds are currently worth $300bn (£194bn) and were set up in 2009, after the financial crisis, as a safe-haven for investors to buy and sell shares in US companies.
But in recent years, the money market funds have become increasingly popular with investors and businesses, who have turned to them to save for a rainy day, for example, or to invest in emerging markets.
A new study published on Tuesday by the Centre for Financial Stability, a non-profit think-tank, found that more than half of US financial institutions are now using money market accounts for business or personal purposes.
It also found that banks were using more money in the money markets than they did in the year before.
The study found that in the fourth quarter of 2017, US banks used more money than they had in the previous three quarters.
It said that the money funds, which are managed by the Federal Reserve, had “increased their total capital by $5.9bn to $5,892bn”.
A US bank’s interest rate in the funds would be at least 10% but not as high as the Fed’s, which has set the rate at 1%.
In January, the Fed also raised the rate on money market assets by 1.75%.
The Federal Reserve also has the power to freeze funds that are held by banks.
The money market banks say that they are worried because they have a very high ratio of deposits to deposits in the country, and because of the rising number of people using them to fund their business activities.
They are worried that if the interest rate rises, it could cause a slowdown in the financial sector.
One US bank, for instance, said that it had used more than $200m (£130m) of money market shares to finance its business in the past year.
The banks say it is not unusual for them to see some of their funds taken out of the market at a time of economic hardship.
But one US bank is also concerned about a new law that has been signed in the states of Nevada and Idaho, which could make it easier for banks to freeze deposits.
The move comes after US lawmakers passed a bill that will make it harder for US banks to take money out of money markets.
It could also have a direct impact on some US firms that use money market trusts.
The legislation would allow banks to suspend the withdrawal of any bank account held by a person who does not have a checking account in the United States.
The bill is expected to be passed into law in coming days.
It comes at a moment of heightened tensions between the US and Russia.
US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly criticised the US for its policies in the Middle East, has threatened to withdraw military support from Moscow.
And in September, he announced that the US would pull out of NATO, which was founded in 1949, as part of a move to beef up the defence alliance.
“If we don’t take care of our own, we’re not going to be able to protect our country,” Mr Trump said.
In the meantime, Mr Trump has signed a new executive order to reduce the US defence budget by almost 10% to $54bn.
He also plans to cut military spending by more than 20% to 1% of GDP over the next 10 years.
“It’s going to take a lot of money to keep the military up, but it’s going do a lot,” he said in September.
And there is also a backlash against Mr Trump, with some leading US lawmakers threatening to sue him over the move.
“He has the guts to stand up to the bullies in Washington,” Representative Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, said on the House floor on Wednesday.
But the Trump administration has said that Mr Trump is not in any way responsible for the money fund.
The bank’s chairman, John Reed, said the move is an example of how the banking industry has moved from being a safe haven for investment to a riskier investment.
“Our focus is not on the government, we focus on our customers and we are taking every precaution to ensure that we can be more competitive with the US,” he told the Wall Street Journal.
“That is why we are increasing our capital levels to $300 billion, which is a significant increase from $50 billion in 2018.”
But some bankers said that they would rather use their funds to invest overseas rather than investing in the banks themselves.
“The question is whether we want