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EBRD supports the modernisation of Egypt’s oil industry

US$200 million loan for investments in energy efficiency and refurbishment. US$200 million loan for energy efficiency and modernisation of SOPC refinery Investment will improve plant’s operational performance and carbon footprint Strong growth in domestic demand for oil and gas in … Read the full press release

The EBRD is the first multilateral development bank to become a TCFD supporter

Ahead of landmark conference on TCFD guidance, Bank announces commitment to climate-related financial disclosures The EBRD commits to launching climate-related financial disclosure during 2018 The Bank’s Sustainability Report outlines a clear approach for transparency on climate risks LONDON, 24-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The … Read the full press release

ABN AMRO introduces Beeldbankieren service to book an online video banking appointment

AMSTERDAM, 22-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Anyone walking, travelling by rail or driving on the A10 ring-road yesterday evening couldn’t have missed the large images of people projected on the side of ABN AMRO’s head office at Gustav Mahlerplein in Amsterdam. This … Read the full press release

Capgemini and Efma offer a world-wide networking and collaborative community for FinTechs and financial institutions with the launch of FinTechVisor portal

PARIS/ NEW YORK, 21-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Capgemini and Efma today announced the launch of FinTechVisor, an innovative platform designed to bring FinTechs and financial institutions together to collaborate. The FinTechVisor portal offers a world-wide networking and collaborative community for FinTechs and … Read the full press release

STRABAG PFS to perform technical facility management for 234 Commerzbank locations

All in all, STRABAG PFS will look after 234 Commerzbank locations, including branches, office and administrative buildings and a data centre. FRANKFURT, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — STRABAG Property and Facility Services GmbH (STRABAG PFS) has recorded another success in its sales … Read the full press release

Groupe BPCE appoints Nicolas Namias as Management Board member

PARIS, 18-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Groupe BPCE’s Supervisory Board today approved the appointment of Nicolas Namias – currently Chief Financial Officer of Natixis – as Management Board member of Groupe BPCE, in charge of finance, strategy and legal affairs, Supervisory Board … Read the full press release

CEB and CDC to provide funds for the renovation of the social housing facilities “Young Workers’ Hostels”

PARIS, 17-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rolf Wenzel, Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB), and Eric Lombard, Director General of Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC), today signed a €150 million framework loan agreement to finance the renovation of the “Young Workers’ … Read the full press release

Matt Pecot appointed Head of Equities Asia Pacific at Barclays

HONG KONG, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Barclays today announces the appointment of Matt Pecot as Head of Equities Asia Pacific. Mr. Pecot is based in Hong Kong and is responsible for leading the Equities franchise in Asia Pacific, a region that … Read the full press release

Paul de Leusse appointed Deputy CEO for mobile financial services on the Orange Executive Committee

PARIS, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Paul de Leusse has been appointed Deputy CEO for mobile financial services on the Orange Executive Committee. With his extensive experience in the banking and financial sector, he will be responsible for mobile financial services, … Read the full press release

KfW to provide EUR 35 million in support of food security for refugees and returning IDPs in Democratic Republic of the Congo

EUR 35 million for small farmers in North and South Kivu Securing the food supply for 180,000 people Reintegrating returning internally displaced persons (IDPs) Generating sources of income for the population Frankfurt am Main, 09-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — On behalf of … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank launches unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research

Deutsche Bank has developed a unique concept to integrate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investment factors into its company research Helps investors ride the growing wave of responsible investing that Deutsche Bank Equity Research predicts will spread to cover all … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank extends its longstanding lead partnership with Frieze Art Fairs to the newly launched Frieze Los Angeles next year

Deutsche Bank Wealth Management to be Global Lead Partner of the new Frieze Los Angeles in 2019 / Global Lead Partner of this week’s Frieze New York for seventh year New York, USA / Frankfurt am Main, Germany 08-May-2018 — … Read the full press release

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank for 178 million euros

Allianz Group sells 8.4 percent stake in Banco BPI to CaixaBank Allianz and CaixaBank agree to reorganize terms of insurance distribution cooperation in Portugal Allianz Group aims to extend and deepen insurance partnership in Portugal with Banco BPI, subject to … Read the full press release

Belarus’ capital Minsk joins EBRD’s Green Cities Framework

Official launch of the city’s Green City Action Plan Belarus is beginning its work under the EBRD’s Green Cities Framework Kick-off meeting for Minsk’s Green City Action Plan to identify, prioritise and address its most pressing environmental challenges This is … Read the full press release

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) helped establish the first Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Organisation in Jordan

Skills Organisation launched in Amman First Tourism and Hospitality Sector Skills Organisation in Jordan to help improve standards Huge potential for tourism and hospitality growth in Jordan Sector Skills Organisation to help boost employment in the country LONDON, 07-May-2018 — … Read the full press release

Russia’s largest banking and financial services company Sberbank deployed SAP SuccessFactors solutions to manage its workforce of 230,000 employees

WALLDORF, 04-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Sberbank, Russia’s largest banking and financial services company, has deployed SAP SuccessFactors solutions to manage its workforce of 230,000 employees, marking the largest completed cloud project in Russia. Sberbank plans … Read the full press release

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) and Dutch Payments Association study: Number of smartphone payments in P2P transactions is steadily increasing in Netherlands

AMSTERDAM, 03-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — While most P2P payments are still made in cash, the number of smartphone payments is on the rise. Contrary to payments at points of sale (41.4% cash payments and 58.1% electronic payments), cash payments are still … Read the full press release

Standard Chartered launches global new brand campaign featuring Olympic champion Usain Bolt

LONDON, 02-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Standard Chartered is launching a global campaign that takes its ‘Here for good’ brand promise and poses a new tougher challenge: ‘Good enough will never change the world’. Launched in 2010, ‘Here for good’ showed how … Read the full press release

EBRD and EU to strengthen the safety of oil protection and increase the protection of humans and the environment in Greece

EBRD and EU develop implementation plan to strengthen protection LONDON, 01-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The world runs on hydrocarbons. But the impacts of oil production are significant and accidents like the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in the Gulf … Read the full press release

Finer.es comienza su actividad

Este servicio ofrece microcréditos online con las mejores condiciones MADRID, 26-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — En abril de 2018 comenzó sus operaciones el servicio de microcréditos online Finer.es. Es un servicio internacional de préstamos online que se especializa en préstamos a … Read the full press release

Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings affirmed UniCredit SpA’s ‘BBB’ long- and ‘A-2’ short-term Issuer Credit Ratings

MILAN, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Rating Agency S&P Global Ratings (“S&P”) has affirmed UniCredit SpA’s ‘BBB’ long- and ‘A-2’ short-term Issuer Credit Ratings. The existing stable outlook has not changed. The issue ratings  have been affirmed as well. The long- … Read the full press release

UniCredit workshop on the wine sector in Italy at the Vinitaly trade fair

VERONA, 19-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Today (April 17, 2018) in the splendid surroundings of the Vinitaly trade fair, UniCredit organised a workshop to show market operators its Industry Book 2018 – the bank’s annual study on trends, competitive dynamics and the growth outlook in the … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund and the National Bank of Greece sign guarantee agreements worth €640 million for SMEs in Greece

BRUSSELS, 16-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From very small businesses and start-ups to mid sized enterprises, more than 5,000 companies will benefit from loans amounting to EUR 640 million. The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG)have … Read the full press release

Poste Italiane and Intesa Sanpaolo cooperate over mortgages and personal loans, wealth & asset management and payment services

TURIN, MILAN, ROME, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Poste Italiane and Intesa Sanpaolo signed a three-year framework agreement for the distribution of selected products and services of the two groups through a range of non-exclusive specific agreements with the aim of expanding … Read the full press release

Lloyds Bank Cyber Beyond IT event: Eight in ten UK business leaders very concerned about the financial implications of a cyber-attack on their business

Lloyds Bank cyber event finds that only a third of businesses have a financial plan in place in the event of a cyber attack But over a third would pay a ransom to get their systems and data back Only … Read the full press release

Crédit Agricole Payment Services and Wirecard to start their next generation digital partnership in payment services

Wirecard and Crédit Agricole Payment Services launch together innovative digital payment services in France and other European countries Both market leaders will shape the future of digital commerce together Aschheim (Munich)/Paris, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Crédit Agricole Payment Services (CAPS), a … Read the full press release

Deutsche Bank: four new representatives of the shareholders to be elected to the Supervisory Board at the AGM on May 24, 2018

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, 05-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) will submit a proposal to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 24, 2018 for four new representatives of the shareholders to be elected … Read the full press release

Janus Henderson’s middle and back office operations in the US transferred to BNP Paribas

New York and Denver, USA, 04-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — BNP Paribas Securities Services, a leading global custodian with over $11.3 trillion in assets under custody, and Janus Henderson Investors (NYSE:JHG, ASX:JHG), today announced that Janus Henderson’s middle and back office operations in … Read the full press release

EBRD loans €5 million to microfinance provider MKF Partner in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Loan to microfinance provider MKF Partner will be invested in residential sector EBRD loan of up to €5 million to MKF Partner, a microfinance institution Energy efficiency loans to residents and vendors of green technology Increasing availability of finance to … Read the full press release

Saxo Bank strongly welcomes ESMA’s measures in relation to the provision of CFDs to retail clients

COPENHAGEN, 02-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Saxo Bank, the leading fintech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investing, strongly welcomes ESMA’s recently announced measures  in relation to the provision of CFDs to retail clients. The measures include caps on leverage which Saxo Bank … Read the full press release