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The hurdles ahead for open finance in the UK

Today 04:36 pm

As the OBIE seeks to widen the initiative to include ‘open finance’, it is important to consider the dangers and drawbacks.

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South-east Asia catches the sustainability bug

Today 03:50 pm

Although the region has arguably been slow off the mark in the adoption of green bonds, things are starting to change.

Mortgage exposures weigh on Polish banks

Today 03:33 pm

Poland’s largest bank, PKO Bank Polski, saw pre-tax profits slump 109%.

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High rates boost net interest income at Turkish banks

September 15, 2021

Leading lenders saw net interest income increase despite tricky economic conditions.

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A moment of truth for Natixis

September 15, 2021

Natixis CEO Nicolas Namias outlines his ambitions for the firm, following its recent delisting and acquisition by BPCE.

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Incentivising UAE’s fintech boom

September 15, 2021

Financial services foreign direct investment rose in 2020 despite the pandemic and has remained robust this year on the back of generous state support.

Ghosts of European debt crisis linger over Portugal’s banks

September 14, 2021

Pre-tax profits slumped at leading lenders last year as the country’s heavily indebted private sector struggled with the pandemic.

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Russian banks should prepare for digital rouble disruption

September 2, 2021

As the country's central bank plans its central bank digital currency pilot, banks are concerned its introduction could cause funding costs to rise.

Cypriot banks make progress in tackling bad loans

September 1, 2021

The NPL ratio at Bank of Cyprus, the country’s largest lender, fell from 41% in 2016 to 12.4% last year.

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European bank M&A forecast to accelerate

September 1, 2021

The consolidation drive is expected to continue into 2022, with domestic deals taking the lion’s share of activity.

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