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    1. March 2, 2015

      Santander names North American head

      Santander has tapped a former head of the consumer division at JPMorgan to run its North American division, as the Spanish...

    2. February 24, 2015

      Europe’s big banks will need to raise capital warns ECB

      Some of the eurozone’s biggest banks will need to raise more equity because of a clampdown on national exceptions to capital...

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    1. February 17, 2015

      Caixabank launches bid for Portugal’s BPI

      Caixabank has made a full takeover bid for BPI of Portugal, in a move that would cement the Spanish bank’s standing as the...

    2. February 6, 2015

      More rates cut but remortgaging is flat

      Barclays has slashed interest rates on its fixed-rate mortgages following a flurry of rate cuts among mortgage lenders....

    3. February 5, 2015

      Unicorn gallops to top of fund house ranking

      The smaller companies specialist Unicorn Asset Management has the strongest performance of any equity fund provider in the...

    4. February 3, 2015

      Santander: oasis or mirage?

      There it is. Shimmering in the distance. A beautiful vision of a financially stable bank that can fund lending growth, add...

    5. February 3, 2015

      Lower provisions help boost Santander profit by 70%

      Santander’s profits rose sharply in the first full set of results under Ana Botín, as the Spanish bank’s new chairman...

    6. February 2, 2015

      Santander to offer cloud storage services

      Santander is to be the first global bank to offer cloud data storage services to corporate clients as it fights back against...

    7. February 2, 2015

      Democratising finance: Botín charts Santander’s digital course

      Santander gears up for digital“Anytime, anyplace, anywhere.” Ana Botín is repeating the catchphrase from a well-known 1970s...

    8. February 2, 2015

      Silver cloud has troublesome lining for tech aspirants like Santander

      A god sometimes descends on a mechanical cloud to conclude Greek dramas tidily. Ana Botin envisages a similar scenario at...

    9. January 19, 2015

      Which of  Europe’s leading lenders will reap the QE dividend?

      More than SFr20bn ($22.8bn) was wiped off the market value of the top three Swiss banks — UBS, Credit Suisse and Julius Baer...

    10. January 16, 2015

      Santander bypasses its small shareholders

      Last week, with a two-paragraph announcement headed “Material fact”, one of Europe’s biggest banks slashed its dividend by...

    11. January 11, 2015

      New capital goals and Santander share sale heap pressure on Europe’s banks

      The biggest eurozone banks have come under renewed pressure to raise extra capital after the European Central Bank set new...

    12. January 9, 2015

      IFA chain Lighthouse to offer online advice

      Financial advisers Lighthouse Group have partnered with the online investment manager Money on Toast to offer low-cost...

    13. January 9, 2015

      US investors pile into Santander shares

      More than half of the €7.5bn in new Santander shares sold overnight through an accelerated placement were bought by US...

    14. January 8, 2015

      City Insider: Santander mandate for Orcel

      Andrea Orcel: Spanish steps A bright start to the year for the equity bankers at UBS and Goldman Sachs. Much to the...

    15. January 8, 2015

      Santander chairman casts aside late father’s strategy

      Since she took over the top job at Banco Santander last September, Ana Botín has left no doubt that she is ready to move...

    16. January 8, 2015

      Santander: going off the scrip

      “Banco Santander, due to our business model, due to our diversification, we have a ratio of capital that – we are very...

    17. January 8, 2015

      Santander to raise up to €7.5bn via overnight share sale

      Santander is raising up to €7.5bn from a share sale as new executive chairman Ana Botín radically breaks with the strategy...

    18. January 1, 2015

      Bank M&A: small is beautiful

      This year’s bonus letters have barely been printed but merger and acquisition bankers will already be thinking about next...

    19. December 19, 2014

      10-year mortgage deals offer certainty at a price

      TSB has launched a 10-year mortgage with a five-year “get-out” clause, which it says affords borrowers long-term certainty...

    20. December 19, 2014

      Madoff risks return for Santander

      The ghosts of the six-year-old Madoff scandal are coming back to haunt Banco Santander, one of the world’s biggest banks. In...

    21. December 12, 2014

      Women we watched: Ana Botín

      Ana Botín is barely three months into her job as head of the eurozone’s biggest bank. But already she is making her mark. At...

    22. December 8, 2014

      UK retail banks questioned by MPs on fraud levels

      An influential committee of MPs has asked the UK’s five leading high street banks to report on how they assemble fraud...

    23. December 2, 2014

      Should you accept UK government’s Pibs tender offer?

      UK Asset Resolution is offering to buy out holders of three “perpetual subordinated bonds” issued by failed banks Northern...

    24. November 28, 2014

      Santander’s Botín signals intent with new chief executive

      It has taken Ana Botín only two months to stamp her authority on the vast financial empire she took over from her late...

    25. November 27, 2014

      Monitise signs up Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard

      Monitise has struck deals that will see Santander, Telefónica and MasterCard become major shareholders in the British mobile...

    26. November 26, 2014

      Pioneer chief departs amid M&A talks

      Pioneers Investments announced on Wednesday that Sandro Pierri is to step down at the end of January as chief executive of...

    27. November 25, 2014

      Santander: inside job

      Thin pickings for the headhunters here. Santander has replaced chief executive Javier Marín (after less than two years in...

    28. November 25, 2014

      Ana Botín appoints Santander CFO as new chief executive

      Ana Botín has made her first big move since taking over as chairman of Banco Santander, appointing a new chief executive and...

    29. November 4, 2014

      Santander profits jump in first results under Ana Botín

      Santander’s profits jumped sharply in the third quarter, the first set of earnings at the eurozone’s biggest bank by market...

    30. October 24, 2014

      Smaller bank loan sector set to face rising peer pressure

      The world’s most powerful man, largest bond fund manager and second or fourth best university (depending on one’s preferred...

    31. October 19, 2014

      Financial technology sector complains of lack of bank services

      Entrepreneurs in the UK’s fast-growing financial technology sector say banks are obstructing their growth by refusing them...

    32. October 16, 2014

      From Waitrose to Whitehall

      You can learn a lot in a day. At least that is what Mark Price, managing director of supermarket chain Waitrose, thinks. For...

    33. October 13, 2014

      Novo Banco takeover bid might fail to clear €4.9bn, managers warn

      The new managers of Portugal’s Novo Banco have been warned they will struggle to attract takeover bids worth more than half...

    34. October 7, 2014

      Comment: Time to focus on Chinese derivatives

      There have been many false dawns in the progress to open up China’s participation in global capital markets. That has led to...

    35. FT Alphaville

      September 30, 2014

      Nothing to see at Santander, move along now

      The disclosure of “material” information tends to generate a bit of discussion in corporate and financial circles, unless of...

    36. September 26, 2014

      New York Fed rejects claims of being too soft on Goldman Sachs

      The Federal Reserve Bank of New York strongly rejected allegations that it was too soft on Goldman Sachs in a transaction...

    37. September 25, 2014

      Direct Line dials up £430m disposal

      Shareholders in Direct Line are to receive a cash return of almost £430m after the UK-listed motor insurer agreed to dispose...

    38. September 24, 2014

      Santander succession highlights Europe’s planning woes

      Of the many column inches written about the death of Emilio Botín, patriarch of Spanish banking, relatively few contained...

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