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  1. June 30, 2014

    Poundworld raises cash for store expansion

    Discount retailer Poundworld has secured £26m to fund up to 150 new stores over the next three years, as it plans to cash in...

  2. June 25, 2014

    Fed warns banks they face tougher tests

    The Federal Reserve has warned banks in the US that tests of their ability to survive a financial crisis will be made...

  3. June 23, 2014

    Spanish banks enjoy renascent spirit

    A little over a year ago, the leaning tower of Bankia’s headquarters on the Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid’s main...

  4. June 23, 2014

    Latin America cushions blows of Spain financial crisis

    After the Brazilian entrepreneur Marcelo Weisz sold Crio-Cord, the Madrid stem cell preservation company he founded in 2004,...

  5. June 23, 2014

    Santander boosts consumer finance arm with Nordic acquisition

    Santander has agreed to buy GE Capital’s unit in Sweden, Denmark and Norway for about €700m, in what the eurozone’s largest...

  6. June 20, 2014

    Wealth managers slow to adopt technology

    The worst banking crisis in living memory, followed swiftly by the kind of regulatory upheaval not seen since the “Big Bang”...

  7. June 19, 2014

    Santander sells stake in global custody arm

    Santander has taken another step to bolster its balance sheet by selling a 50 per cent stake in its global custody business...

  8. June 17, 2014

    Santander in peer-to-peer pact as alternative finance makes gains

    Santander is to become the first high-street bank to refer its customers to an online peer-to-peer lender, in a sign that...

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    June 9, 2014

    Azerbaijan's Star rising in Turkey

    Turkey and Azerbaijan have further cemented their close relations with the signing of a $3.29bn credit agreement for the...

  10. June 3, 2014

    Loan caps too weak to curb runaway London prices

    The correlation between proliferating property porn and rising London house prices cannot have escaped the notice of Royal...

  11. June 2, 2014

    Atlantic gap opens in bank chiefs’ pay

    If one banker epitomises the new period of modesty among European lenders, it is Ross McEwan. Last year, the New...

  12. FT Alphaville

    May 12, 2014

    Guest post: When float is bad in Portugal but good in Omaha

    Professor Pablo Triana of the ESADE Business School is a derivatives expert whose work we have featured extensively in this...

  13. May 9, 2014

    Banks’ hard sell is largely for themselves

    My journey to work each day begins at a suburban railway station. A large billboard graces the platform, advertising TSB’s...

  14. May 7, 2014

    More deals available as Help to Buy scheme mitigates risk

    The government’s Help to Buy 2 scheme has led to a quadrupling of the number of mortgage products on offer to borrowers with...

  15. May 5, 2014

    Companies from developing economies outside Bric grouping advance

    Public companies in developing economies other than the Bric countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), now account for...

  16. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2014

    Santander welcomes home Brazilian prodigal son

    What is not to like about Banco Santander’s offer to buy the part of its under-performing Brazil subsidiary that it does not...

  17. FT Alphaville

    April 29, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of Apple, stock splits and odd-lots… we took a look at Apple’s stock splits and why...

  18. April 29, 2014

    Santander offers €4.7bn to buy out Brazilian banking business

    Banco Santander sent a strong signal of confidence in emerging markets on Tuesday, with an offer to buy the 25 per cent...

  19. April 23, 2014

    Asset managers snap up riskier coco bank debt

    Institutional investors are pouring billions into loss-absorbing “coco” bank bonds in the latest sign that the global hunt...

  20. April 8, 2014

    English law cannot stop Scots being sterling squatters

    Alex Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, has stated that if Scotland became independent following September’s referendum,...

  21. March 30, 2014

    Ally Financial: revved up

    No more idling for Ally Financial. The former financing arm of General Motors is moving ahead with an initial public...

  22. March 27, 2014

    Fed stress test results to hit RBS’s Citizens division hardest

    Of the three foreign banks that suffered the ignominy of having their capital plans fall foul of the US Federal Reserve’s...

  23. March 27, 2014

    Stocks drift as data fail to inspire

    Thursday 20:00 GMT. Global equities struggled to establish a clear trend as the latest US economic data offered limited...

  24. March 25, 2014

    Santander steps up lending to small businesses

    Banco Santander said it plans to write €30bn in new loans to small and medium-sized companies in Spain this year, an...

  25. March 16, 2014

    UniCredit aims to sell or float Pioneer Investments arm

    UniCredit aims to sell or float its Pioneer Investments asset management business with a valuation of about €2bn-€3bn as...

  26. March 5, 2014

    Santander set to lead wave of coco sales

    Three banks have issued their first so-called “coco” bonds as investors expect a coming flood of supply in the...

  27. February 18, 2014

    Peugeot: deal done

    Shares in France’s Peugeot shaded lower on Tuesday afternoon as final details of the planned partnership with China’s...

  28. February 17, 2014

    Santander fined €16.9m over mis-selling scandal

    Spain’s Botín banking dynasty suffered a double blow on Monday, after the country’s stock market regulator imposed a fine of...

  29. February 4, 2014

    City regulator damps banks’ hope of PPI time limit

    The City regulator has damped banks’ hopes of a time limit on payouts to customers mis-sold payment protection policies,...

  30. February 2, 2014

    Spanish banks: small is beautiful

    Fortune, they say, favours the bold. So perhaps this is the time to invest in Spanish banks. Yes, it was a popular trade in...

  31. January 30, 2014

    Santander: providing all goes well

    Poacher turned gamekeeper? Gamekeeper turned poacher? Either way, this week’s appointment of Sheila Bair, former chair of...

  32. January 30, 2014

    Spanish economic recovery boosts Santander as profit jumps 90%

    Banco Santander on Thursday announced a 90 per cent jump in net profit for the past year, helped by a sharp drop in bad loan...

  33. January 27, 2014

    Santander appoints Sheila Bair as independent director

    Banco Santander has appointed Sheila Bair, a former regulator and an outspoken critic of big banks, as an independent...

  34. January 24, 2014

    Mobile apps boost payment security

    Today, any debit or credit card that carries the contactless symbol can buy you a coffee in Starbucks, a pen in Paperchase,...

  35. FT Alphaville

    January 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Microsoft will allow foreign customers to have their personal data stored on servers outside the US, breaking ranks with...

  36. January 14, 2014

    Never underestimate the inertia of an average customer

    Cashless payment system Zapp looks pretty impressive. Banks with over a third of UK retail accounts, including HSBC and...

  37. January 10, 2014

    New-builds excluded from Help to Buy 2

    A number of high-street lenders are not offering loans for new-build properties through the mortgage guarantee part of Help...

  38. January 9, 2014

    Santander US arm eyes New York IPO to raise $1.56bn

    Santander’s US consumer finance division plans to raise as much as $1.56bn from a New York stock market listing as the...

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