Is the Crisis Over if Bankers Get a £10.1m Bonus?

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(Telegraph) UK bank bonuses vs US bank bonuses

Barclays chief executive Bob Diamond has been handed £10.1m in salary, bonus and stock for his performance in 2010. The pay-out makes him the UK’s best-paid bank boss. But as far as bonuses go, he is still trailing behind his US rivals.

UK

Bob Diamond, chief executive, Barclays

£6.5m

Stuart Gulliver, chief executive, HSBC

£2.9m

Stephen Hester, chief executive, Royal Bank of Scotland

£2m

Eric Daniels, chief executive, Lloyds Banking Group

£1.45m

US (converted from dollars to sterling)

Jamie Dimon, chief executive, JPMorgan Chase

£10.7m

Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive, Goldman Sachs

£7.7m

John Stumpf, chief executive, Wells Fargo

£7.3m

Brian Moynihan, chief executive, Bank of America

£5.5m

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