Petrobras scandal widens with banker’s arrest

Billionaire Esteves was face of Brazil finance during boom years

Lloyds set to announce 1,000 job cuts

Move part of cost-saving measures and shift to digital services

Bonuses and illusion of banking performance

Deutsche boss is right to call for simpler, more modest pay structures

A HSBC bank is seen in New York City on Monday, March 5, 2007. HSBC Holdings on Monday said its 2006 profits rose 5 percent, just short of analysts' expectations, as Europe's biggest bank took a $10.6 billion hit for bad debts after problems in its U.S. mortgage lending. Bloomberg Photo: Adam Rountree

HSBC targets 50% senior roles for women

Banks under pressure from government to tackle gender imbalance

UK Ministry of Defence

Whitehall to sell £4.5bn of surplus land

Wider disposal of state assets to raise tens of billions

Piraeus cash call to earn advisers €80m

Half of the new capital will come from a state bailout fund

Brazil bank chief held in Petrobras probe

‘Car wash’ corruption case widens with senator arrest

Europe slowly dezombifies its banks

Good news from the latest scrutiny of lenders

Mortgage lending reaches 7-year high

Borrowers rush to grab low-rate deals from banks

Herbert Wigwe chief executive of Access Bank

Branchless banking on the rise in Nigeria

New technology spurs the growth of ‘branchless’ banking as customers move money with their phones

Cryan sees no virtue in bankers’ bonuses

New chief says big pay packages do not add up

Bad loans at Europe banks double the US

Impaired debt reaches €1tn, or 7.3% of the EU’s GDP

OakNorth to accelerate growth plans

UK challenger bank to be more aggressive after £66m investment

BBVA/Atom: quantum cynics

Stake in start-up unlikely to move the profit dial at Spanish bank

Ireland: bank on it

The nation is buoyant, and its banks are benefiting

HBOS collapse and the winner’s curse

Most groups hit in the crisis were crippled by losses in areas far from their principal business

Emerging European banks: turnround time?

Credit supply and funding are turning positive, but momentum is not guaranteed

Capital rules challenge new bank players

Harder to offer competitive rates to increase market share

Brussels plans for bank guarantee fund

Deposit guarantee seen as ‘final pillar’ in EU banking union

Europe, unreconstructed

Italy’s bank rescue shows bad old ways not forgotten


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