JP Morgan 'record fine' explained
20 October 2013 Last updated at 15:47 BST
US investment bank JP Morgan is facing a record fine of more than $13bn - some £8bn - to settle investigations into its mortgage-backed securities.
The potential settlement comes a month after the company was fined £1bn for the "London Whale" scandal, in which a former employee placed huge disastrous bets on the financial markets.
The BBC's Joe Lynam explains how the bank's alleged knowledge of its risky mortgage-backed assets helped contribute to the 2007 global financial crisis.