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Customer Data Platform Industry Accelerated During Pandemic: CDP Institute Report

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(PRESS RELEASE) MILFORD, CT, United States, 28-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Customer Data Platform (CDP) vendors grew at a record pace during the first half of 2021, according to the CDP Institute’s latest Industry Update report. The semi-annual report found that … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Recovery Tracker June 2021: UK hospitality businesses grow at the fastest rate in nine years

UK tourism and recreation sector output grew at the fastest rate since January 2012. The output of every UK sector monitored grew for a third consecutive month in June. However, only five out 14 sectors posted faster month-on-month growth down … Read the full press release

BNP Paribas completes Exane acquisition

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 13-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), European Union’s leading bank, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Exane, one of the main investment companies in Europe. The banking group has now received all necessary … Read the full press release

Citra Living: Lloyds Banking Group enters the private rental sector to help expand availability of quality and affordable homes in UK

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 7-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British financial institution, Lloyds Banking Group announces its entry into the private rental market by launching Citra Living, as part of its commitment to Helping Britain Recover and helping to expand the availability … Read the full press release

Personalised financial advice startup Radicant selects Swisscom and Finnova for technology and outsourcing support

(PRESS RELEASE) BERN, 6-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swisscom announces that it has been chosen, together with Finnova, to provide the digital foundation for the strategic investment of the Basellandschaftliche Kantonalbank. Radicant, a digital financial services provider specialising in sustainability, will … Read the full press release

EBRD provides financing for digital transformation of electricity distribution network in Romania

RON-equivalent of €40 million to help build resilient electricity distribution network in Romania Digitalisation to lead to greater operational efficiency Smart grid will promote integration of renewable projects (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 2-Jul-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and … Read the full press release

Bronson Albery to lead Real Estate Banking EMEA at Barclays Investment Bank

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 28-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays Investment Bank, a British multinational investment bank, has announced the appointment of Bronson Albery as Head of Real Estate Banking for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He joins in August and … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank to upgrade its existing databases to Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer

Deutsche Bank selects Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer to consolidate key databases in its selected data centers Companies form innovation partnership to modernize Deutsche Bank’s mission-critical databases and enable new financial products and services (PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 24-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

EBRD appoints Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head for Poland

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 15-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces the appointment of Elisabetta Falcetti as the new Head in in central Europe and the Baltic states (CEB). EBRD President Odile Renaud-Basso has formally introduced … Read the full press release

Dave Gledhill named new Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Lloyds Banking Group

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 14-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — British financial institution Lloyds Banking Group plc announces the appointment of David Gledhill as Group Chief Operating Officer. Mr Gledhill will join the Group, subject to regulatory approval, as Group Chief Operating Officer … Read the full press release

EBRD highlights its strong commitment to promoting gender equality by joining initiative to step up women empowerment

2X Challenge plans to raise US$ 15 billion by end-2022 Enhancing women’s access to entrepreneurship and leadership opportunities (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that it has joined the 2X … Read the full press release

Polish Green Building Council and EBRD publish new report on ambitious roadmap to decarbonise Poland’s construction sector by 2050

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 9-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New study published today by the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) outlines how buildings play a crucial role in Poland’s effort to … Read the full press release

Erste Group joins European Union’s newly established economic stimulus programme

European Union will issue up to 800 billion euros by end-2026 to finance EU’s recovery Erste Group only bank with key focus on CEE region in EU’s Primary Dealer Network (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 4-Jun-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Erste Group announces … Read the full press release

SEB appoints Mats Holmström as Chief Risk Officer

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 25-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Swedish financial group Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) announces the appointment of Mats Holmström as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and member of the Group Executive Committee. Mats, currently Head of Corporate Banking in … Read the full press release

Rabobank’s TreasurUp becomes an independent company and closes series A funding round

TreasurUp completes series A funding round led by OFX and Rabobank Australian cross border payments specialist OFX, Rabobank, TreasurUp management and engineering partner COERA invest in spin-off structure TreasurUp aims to become the leader in online treasury solutions for banks … Read the full press release

UniCredit and EIB to mobilise €2.5 billion to help Italian businesses recover from the COVID-19 crisis

The EIB will use the Pan-European Guarantee Fund (EGF) to facilitate UniCredit lending to large, medium and small companies Around 100 large and mid-corporates and more than 10,000 SMEs across Italy stand to benefit Long-term loans and working-capital financing available … Read the full press release

UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking launches new system to consistently monitor and evaluate social impact finance activities

The measurement & evaluation system has been developed with the think tank Human Foundation, to drive greater outcomes of social impact finance projects (PRESS RELEASE) VIENNA, 18-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — UniCredit’s Social Impact Banking announces that it has developed a … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management launches ESG fund strategies for high net worth clients in Germany

(PRESS RELEASE) FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 10-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Bank is driving positive change and responding to the growing demand from its clients, who want to pursue investments that reflect their values and to increase opportunities for returns from … Read the full press release

Sandro Pierri appointed CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management

(PRESS RELEASE) PARIS, 5-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — French international banking group BNP Paribas announces that it has appointed Sandro Pierri as CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, its asset management arm, with effect from 1 July 2021. Based in Paris, … Read the full press release

EBRD welcomes Istanbul as the 47th member of EBRD Green Cities urban sustainability programme

EBRD President Renaud-Basso and Istanbul’s Mayor sign accord Turkish metropolis to scale up urban regeneration with new metro line EBRD to help design tailor-made environmental improvement plan for Istanbul (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 3-May-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — EBRD announces that Istanbul, … Read the full press release

Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. appoints Renato Costantini as new General Counsel

(PRESS RELEASE) ZÜRICH, 26-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. welcomes Renato Costantini as the new General Counsel. In this role, Renato will also join Executive Board of Credit Suisse (Switzerland) Ltd. and the Management Committee of the Swiss … Read the full press release

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) to finance the revitalisation of the abandoned Gredelj area in Croatia

(PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 22-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), a multilateral developmental investment bank, has announced its support for an urban regeneration initiative in Zagreb, Croatia. The bank will be backing an initiative for … Read the full press release

EBRD supports Ukraine agribusiness main player Kernel Group

US$57 million EBRD loan to Kernel Group as part of US$200 million syndication Funds to benefit farmers and support Kernel’s climate action strategy (PRESS RELEASE) LONDON, 16-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announces that … Read the full press release

ING separates Management Board roles for technology and operations; appoints Ron van Kemenade chief technology officer

(PRESS RELEASE) AMSTERDAM, 16-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — ING announces that it will separate the Management Board Banking roles for technology and operations to further strengthen its position as a digital leader in banking. ING also announces the appointment of Ron … Read the full press release

LBBW among top three export financiers worldwide according to TXF Export Finance Industry Report 2021

(PRESS RELEASE) STUTTGART, 15-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) announces that it has been once again named top bank for export finance according to the results of the London-based trade information service Trade & Export Finance’s (TXF) Export Finance … Read the full press release

SEB appoints Henrik Westman as Acting Head of Corporate Communication

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 12-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — SEB announces that Frank Hojem will go on parental leave and that Henrik Westman has been appointed Acting Head of Corporate Communication. Henrik starts at SEB today, 12 April. Henrik Westman joins from … Read the full press release

Europe’s 7 Most Endangered heritage sites 2021: Europa Nostra and EIB Institute put spotlight on European heritage in peril

(PRESS RELEASE) THE HAGUE, 8-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Europa Nostra – the European voice of civil society committed to cultural and natural heritage – together with its partner, the European Investment Bank Institute, announce the List of 7 Most Endangered … Read the full press release

Halifax Buying vs Renting Review: First-time buyers are now saving more than £800 a year

(PRESS RELEASE) HALIFAX, 5-Apr-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — New Halifax data reveal that the gap between buying and renting has stretched by 8% in the past 12 months resulting to more than £800 savings a year for first-time buyers. The Halifax … Read the full press release

BBVA signs landmark transaction of €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with Enel

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 30-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational financial services company BBVA announces the signing of a €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with the Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, Enel. The transaction is in … Read the full press release