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Banking Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

BBVA’s Bond Market Performance in 2016 and beyond

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a year marked by the reactivation of the high-yield bond market, and growing investor interest on ultra-long issue maturities, and despite a string of global macroeconomic developments that had a severe impact on the fixed … Read the full press release

Banking Innovations pitched by U.K. Fintech to BBVA

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some of the UK’s top talent in the world of fintech were in Madrid this week to pitch their ideas to a selection of BBVA’s senior leaders. The event, which was organized by the U.K. Government’s … Read the full press release

Nationwide enhances its savings range with new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs

SWINDON, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Nationwide has enhanced its savings range by introducing new three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds and Fixed Rate ISAs (FRISA). The accounts offer highly competitive rates of interest and the Society is the only major … Read the full press release

Alliance News lancia il primo servizio di news finanziarie in lingua italiana attivo 24 ore

LONDRA, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Alliance News Limited annuncia oggi, giovedì 27 febbraio il lancio dell’Alliance News Italian Service – “Alliance News IS” – un servizio specializzato nel fornire notizie in tempo reale su aziende e società italiane, finanza ed … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions in the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey

PARIS, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In the 2017 Euromoney Private Banking Survey, BNP Paribas Wealth Management received 33 recognitions, ranking “Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Western Europe” reflecting its focus on the entrepreneur client segment and “Best Private Banking Services overall … Read the full press release

Banco Santander SA appoints Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking

MADRID, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Banco Santander SA today announced the appointment of Jose Maria Linares as Head of Global Corporate Banking (SGCB), the Group’s global business unit for corporate clients and institutions. Mr Linares joins Santander from JP Morgan where … Read the full press release

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland brings in ‘TechXperts’ to support customers in using online and mobile banking

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland are investing in specialist ‘TechXperts’, to ensure branch staff are trained to support customers in using online and mobile banking. EDINBURGH, 23-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Every NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland branch is to … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank announces the appointment of Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France

Frankfurt am Main, 21-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank has appointed Thomas Piquemal as Chief Country Officer for France, in addition to his role as Global Head of Mergers & Acquisitions, effective March 1, 2017. Piquemal succeeds Bruno Hallak, who … Read the full press release

Der ehemalige Banker Mike Baur verrät sein Erfolgsrezept für die Schweizer Wirtschaft

ZURICH, 17-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Mike Baur machte sich im Schweizer Bankensektor einen Namen, als er 2008 ein wichtiger Akteur bei der Privatbank Clariden Leu wurde. Er fand sich in seiner Position gut zurecht und beriet schon mit Anfang zwanzig die … Read the full press release

Swiss National Bank announces renowned economist John B. Taylor as speaker for its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series

ZURICH, 16-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For the second lecture in its Karl Brunner Distinguished Lecture Series, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has named the renowned economist John B. Taylor, Professor of Economics at Stanford University, California, as this year’s speaker. The … Read the full press release

8 in 10 German SMEs are still not utilizing e-commerce

KfW study: only 16% of SMEs rely on e-commerce Share in total turnover is still low Retailers, wholesalers and young businesses are pioneers Frankfurt am Main, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — E-commerce, the selling of products using online channels, still plays … Read the full press release

New Hanza Capital, AS and SIA “SG Capital Partners AIFP” announce new board members

RIGA, 14-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The ABLV group company New Hanza Capital, AS, which makes investments in commercial property, acquired 30% capital shares of the alternative mutual fund management company SIA “SG Capital Partners AIFP”. Therefore, ABLV Bank, AS acquired indirect … Read the full press release

KfW Group reports strong demand for financing products in Germany for fiscal year 2016

KfW promotional business volume rises to EUR 81 billion (+2%) EUR 55.1 billion for domestic promotion Strong demand for the promotion of energy efficiency in the home (EUR 15.5 billion) and at companies (EUR 5.2 billion) Very good year in … Read the full press release

DEG to provide long-term loan to SREI Equipment Finance Ltd. to fund infrastructure and construction equipment requirement in India

USD 25 million for SREI Equipment Finance Limited Financing for infrastructure and construction equipment to small and medium-sized enterprises Long-standing partnership with SREI Group COLOGNE, 07-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The infrastructure sector is a major driver of the Indian economy. … Read the full press release

KfW Award for Housing and Construction to recognise top sustainable living projects; now on its 15th year

The deadline is 1 March 2017 KfW Award for Housing and Construction celebrates 15th anniversary Winners receive a total of EUR 30,000 This year’s motto: “Enlarge, extend, convert – creating and modernising efficient living space” Frankfurt am Main, 07-Feb-2017 — … Read the full press release

ICBPI to acquire BMPS’ merchant acquiring business for EUR 520 million

SIENA, 06-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena S.p.A. (“BMPS”) informs that it has reached a binding agreement with Istituto Centrale delle Banche Popolari Italiane S.p.A. (“ICBPI”), a leading player in the management of national and international payment … Read the full press release

Charlotte Lee to lead traditional business and ‘VULCAN’ as Regional Client Leader for HSBC Asia Pacific

ASIA PACIFIC, 02-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ —  Mindshare, the global media agency network, has appointed Charlotte Lee to the role of Regional Client Leader running the HSBC account across Asia Pacific. In this role Charlotte will lead both the traditional business as … Read the full press release

Bank grants 20M euro loan to Irkut Corporation to promote high-tech products in the global market

The funds allocated for the Irkut Corporation amount to 20 million euro MOSCOW, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The base bank for the Russian industry, Novikombank, has granted a loan to the Irkut Corporation (a member of the United Aircraft Corporation) amounting to 20 million euro … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank the first financial services company to trial Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool

New technology provides innovative way of interacting with Bank literature LONDON, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lloyds Bank has become the first financial services company to undertake a trial with Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool. Lloyds Banking Group’s … Read the full press release

NIB issues its first public benchmark of 2017 — a new 5-year global USD 1.25 billion bond

On 24 January, NIB priced a new 5-year global USD 1.25 billion bond, the Bank’s first public benchmark of 2017. HELSINKI, 27-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The issue has a final maturity of 1 February 2022, pays a semi-annual coupon of 2.125% and has an issue … Read the full press release

FMO announces 90 million syndicated debt facility to strengthen Fedecrédito in El Salvador

FMO leads USD 90 million syndication to Fedecrédito THE HAGUE, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On 23 January 2017, FMO, the Dutch development bank, announced a 7-year USD 90 million syndicated debt facility to strengthen a federation of financial cooperatives in El … Read the full press release

FMO–Dutch Development Bank takes part in new partnership to monitor deforestation and manage sustainability from farm to customer

THE HAGUE, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Partners include Bunge, Cargill, Carrefour, Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC/IDB), Mars, Mondelēz International, Walmart, World Resources Institute and more. Today (18 JANUARY 2017) at the World Economic Forum, 20 of the world’s largest commodity producers, traders, … Read the full press release

Dutch development bank FMO invests in the SANAD Fund to support micro, small and medium enterprises in MENA

The Hague, 24-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch development bank FMO invests USD 15 million in the SANAD Fund for MSME to support small businesses in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The investment has been made through the MASSIF fund, … Read the full press release

Germany’s central bank Deutsche Bundesbank to turn 60 in 2017

The central bank has been ensuring stable money in Germany and Europe since 1957 Frankfurt am Main, 18-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — This year, the Deutsche Bundesbank will be celebrating its 60th anniversary. The legislation which brought it into being, the Bundesbank Act … Read the full press release

ING ranks fifth in the 2017 list of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations by Corporate Knights

AMSTERDAM, 17-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ING is fifth in the 2017 list of world’s 100 most sustainable corporations. The ranking is done by Corporate Knights, the world’s largest magazine focused on sustainability and responsible business. The Global 100, now in its … Read the full press release

Societe Generale announces changes to its Group General Management team

PARIS, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — For several years, Societe Generale Group has been committed to an ambitious transformation plan to develop its customer focus and adapt its operating model to contend with the major changes affecting the banking market worldwide, and … Read the full press release

The Crédit Agricole group the first French bank to obtain BS 10500 certification for its anti-corruption system

PARIS, 16-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Crédit Agricole group is the first French bank to obtain certification for its anti-corruption system. This BS 10500 certification, delivered by SGS, recognises the Group’s determination and the quality of its programme for preventing … Read the full press release

Société Générale Albania and EBRD partner to support local farmers and agribusiness companies in Albania

Local farmers and agribusiness companies to benefit from fresh funds LONDON, 12-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Société Générale Albania and EBRD are joining forces to increase local farmers’ and agribusiness companies’ access to finance, especially in remote regions of the country. The … Read the full press release

EBRD supports PVC profile production in Turkmenistan

LONDON, 12-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is continuing to support private small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Turkmenistan by enabling one such company to expand into a new sector. Ak Gap, a manufacturer of … Read the full press release

EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti initiates high level discussions with private philanthropic organisations in United States

Sir Suma Chakrabarti has meetings in Washington and New York LONDON, 12-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti, has concluded a visit to the United States to initiate high level discussions … Read the full press release