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Sparkasse Mainz ergänzt sie dazu das Selbstbedienungsfoyer des Beratungscenters Nieder-Olm mit neuer Geldautomaten mit Einzahlfunktion

(PRESS RELEASE) MAINZ, 3-Apr-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Mit einer weiteren Investitionsmaßnahme in ihr Automatennetz kommt die Sparkasse Mainz dem veränderten Nutzungsverhalten ihrer Kundinnen und Kunden entgegen. Ab dem 14. April ergänzt sie dazu das Selbstbedienungsfoyer des Beratungscenters Nieder-Olm. Nach Ende … Read the full press release

COVID-19: Dutch banking and financial group Rabobank postpones dividend payments until at least Oct 2020

COVID-19: Dutch banking and financial group Rabobank postpones dividend payments until at least Oct 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) UTRECHT, 30-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Dutch multinational banking and financial group Rabobank has announced it will not make distributions on its Rabobank Certificates in March, June and September 2020. Decision follows recent ECB and DNB announcements. Herewith Rabobank … Read the full press release

Barclays strengthens senior client coverage in Asia Pacific region with new appointments

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 23-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays announces the appointment of Carrie Chen as Vice Chairman of Greater China Banking; and Sung-Min Chung as Head of Technology in Banking for Asia Pacific. The appointments will strengthen senior client coverage … Read the full press release

ING announces proposed appointments for 2020 AGM; Eric Boyer de la Giroday and Hermann-Josef Lamberti to step down from the Supervisory Board

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 16-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — ING to propose the appointment of Juan Colombás, Herman Hulst and Harold Naus to the Supervisory Board. The proposed nominations are part of the proxy materials for ING’s 2020 AGM on 28 April … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank to redeem its USD 800 million 6.55% Trust Preferred Securities of Deutsche Bank Contingent Capital Trust II

Deutsche Bank to redeem its USD 800 million 6.55% Trust Preferred Securities of Deutsche Bank Contingent Capital Trust II

The bank will not call its USD 1.25 billion (~EUR 1,1 billion) 6.25% Additional Tier 1 Notes (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 11-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Global multinational financial group Deutsche Bank said it will redeem its USD 800 million … Read the full press release

Best small cap fund award in Morningstar Fund awards goes for SEB Sverigefond Småbolag C/R

SEB-Kristofer Antonsson, Daniel Klint and Per Trygg receive the award from Jonas Lindmark, Morningstar

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 10-Mar-2019  — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish financial group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB has announced that its SEB Sverigefond Småbolag C/R has emerged as best small cap fund winner in the Morningstar Fund Awards on 9 March, 2020. According … Read the full press release

Offshore wind energy: EIB to loan EUR 250 million to TSO TenneT Holding B.V. for the Zuidwest 380 kV project

(PRESS RELEASE) ARNHEM, Netherlands, 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — TenneT Holding B.V. and The European Investment Bank (EIB) sign EUR 250 million loan agreement to finance the western section of TenneT’s “Zuidwest 380 kV” project. The EIB financing will support the … Read the full press release

European Customer Data Platform Industry Grows Quickly Despite Limited Funding: CDP Institute

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 9-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Europe’s base of home-grown Customer Data Platform vendors grew rapidly in 2019, according to the CDP Industry in Europe 2020 report from the Customer Data Platform Institute. The number of vendors … Read the full press release

EBRD now owns approximately 8.4 per cent stake in Addiko Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 5-Mar-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD now owns a stake of approximately 8.4 per cent of Addiko Bank AG. EBRD has swapped its indirect stake in the bank, which it held via a private special purpose vehicle, with … Read the full press release

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) becomes the first bank to collaborate with the Nordic Smart Government (NSG)

Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken becomes the first bank to collaborate with the Nordic Smart Government (NSG)

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 26-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) has announced it is joining the Nordic Smart Government initiative. SEB becomes the first bank to collaborate with the Nordic Smart Government (NSG). Initiated by the ministers of … Read the full press release

SEB welcomes former Bloomberg Stockholm Bureau Chief as its new Group Press Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 14-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces the appointment of Niklas Magnusson as new Group Press Officer. Niklas is the former Bureau Chief for Bloomberg News in Stockholm. He will report to the Head of Communication, Frank Hojem. … Read the full press release

Consolidation Looms for Fast-Growing Customer Data Platform Industry: CDP Institute Report

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(PRESS RELEASE) SWARTHMORE, PA, U.S.A., 11-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Established Customer Data Platform vendors prepared for industry consolidation even as new firms entered industry during the second half of 2019, according to the CDP Institute’s semi-annual Industry Update. The industry … Read the full press release

Slovenian Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. successfully issued EUR 120 million subordinated Tier 2 notes

Slovenian Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d. successfully completes EUR 120 million subordinated Tier 2 notes

Visible tightening of spreads compared to the previous transaction (PRESS RELEASE) LJUBLJANA, Slovenia, 6-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading Slovenian bank NLB d.d. (Nova Ljubljanska Banka d.d.) announced it has successfully completed the issuance of subordinated Tier 2 notes in the … Read the full press release

Allianz to establish life insurance joint venture in Japan with AEON Financial Service

Allianz to establish life insurance joint venture in Japan with AEON Financial Service

(PRESS RELEASE) MUNICH, 4-Feb-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Allianz SE announced it will establish a life insurance joint venture (JV) with bank holding group AEON Financial Service (AFS). The newly formed joint venture will focus on developing and marketing life insurance … Read the full press release

Caisse des Dépôts’ Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran portfolio of solar and wind energy for EUR 150 million

Caisse des Dépôts' Banque des Territoires buys 50 per cent equity stake in Total Quadran for EUR 150 million

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 29-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading energy player Total has just announced that Banque des Territoires (Caisse des Dépôts) will acquire a 50% equity stake in Total Quadran’s portfolio of solar and wind energy assets in France for … Read the full press release

EBRD names its new EU representative, Florentine Hopmeier

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 27-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces the appointment of Florentine Hopmeier as new head of its Brussels office. She will start her role as the new EU representative today, 27th of January 2020. Florentine succeeds Gwilym Jones, … Read the full press release

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank to strengthen its position as a leading transaction bank

Michael Spiegel joins Standard Chartered from Deutsche Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) SINGAPORE, 21-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — Michael Spiegel has been nominated global Chief Trade Officer by Standard Chartered effective 2 January, 2020. He will be based Singapore and will report to Lisa Robins, Global Head of Transaction Banking. Michael … Read the full press release

‘Financial NewTech Challenge 2020’ launches today

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 17-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — French multinational company, Capgemini together with Efma launched the Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 today, powered by FinTechVisor. The Financial NewTech Challenge 2020 aims to discover the best collaborative business solutions that will be … Read the full press release

BBVA partners with leading developer of authentication solutions Nok Nok Labs

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, Spain, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA teams up with the authentication solutions company Nok Nok Labs to strengthen the security of biometric systems on mobile devices. The partnership is part of BBVA’s strategy to improve the security … Read the full press release

The 3rd largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia gets €100 million from EBRD to finance tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro

Suma Chakrabarti, EBRD President and Christoph Schoefboeck, President of the Management Board of EBC

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 13-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announced it is lending up €100 million to the third-largest bank in Croatia Erste Bank Croatia (EBC), part of Erste Group, in support of the tourism industry in Croatia and Montenegro. The … Read the full press release

SEB names its first Global Creative Director

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, Sweden, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces the appointment of Mathias Appelblad as Global Creative Director. The newly created role will help manage the brand’s journey into the future. Mathias, a seasoned creative, has strong credentials in … Read the full press release

Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D programme gets EUR 50 million funding from NIB

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 9-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB to finance Finnish Valmet Oyj’s research and development (R&D) activities in 2019–2022. The EUR 50 million loan will mature in ten years. Valmet’s 2019–2022 R&D investment programme focuses on performance and investment … Read the full press release

Axiom Prepaid Holdings Caps Off Banner Year with a Prestigious Accolade for Its CEO

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Axiom Prepaid Holding’s CEO, Steven Foster, will be featured on the cover of Total Prestige Magazine’s January 2020 issue (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 31-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — It seems only fitting that in a year filled with new product launches, new … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now administratively and legally merged

ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now administratively and legally merged

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 20-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — ABN AMRO has announced that its ABN AMRO Private Banking Belgium and Société Générale Belgium have now been officially merged. The deal, originally announced back in July 2018 as a form of acquisition … Read the full press release

Bank of Scotland relaunches its Argyle Street branch with the latest in interactive digital technology

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Dec-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — Bank of Scotland has announced it is reopening its completely overhauled Argyle Street branch following multi-million pound renovation. The branch in Glasgow has been designed to meet the changing needs of high street … Read the full press release

NIB provides funding for the advancement of new audiological technology

(PRESS RELEASE) HELSINKI, 28-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — NIB signs new loan agreement of DKK 450 million (EUR 60 million) with Danish hearing healthcare company Demant A/S to finance Demant’s research investments for 2019. This is the third loan agreed between … Read the full press release

UniCredit recognised as the Best Private Bank in CEE and the Best Private Bank in Austria, Czech Republic and Romania at the World’s Best Private Banks Awards 2020

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN, 19-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit named Best Private Bank in Central & Eastern Europe by Global Finance magazine in its fifth annual World’s Best Private Banks Awards 2020. UniCredit also earned another regional award, as the Best … Read the full press release

UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge welcomes 8 new SMEs from Central and Eastern European countries

(PRESS RELEASE) MILAN/LONDON, 19-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit announces 8 new companies joining the UniCredit ELITE CEE Lounge today. ELITE and UniCredit established UniCredit CEE Lounge to leverage the London Stock Exchange Group’s ELITE platform to support the growth of … Read the full press release

DEG to pool activities in the West African countries with new representative office in Lagos

(PRESS RELEASE) COLOGNE, 8-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft opens a representative office in Lagos. The new office in Nigeria’s economic hub will pool DEG’s activities in the West African countries. Nigeria is one of the … Read the full press release

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

Santander takes over the majority stake in UK based Ebury for EUR 400 million 

(PRESS RELEASE) MADRID, 5-Nov-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — UK based Ebury, which is the best-in-class trade and foreign exchange facilitator for small and medium-sized companies has received €400 million (~£350 million) strategic investment from Banco Santander. Santander’s investment in Ebury will … Read the full press release