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    1. January 27, 2016

      Botín puts deadline on Santander’s underperforming US division

      Ana Botín has set a deadline to turn round Banco Santander’s struggling American business as the Spanish lender’s...

    2. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Russia in focus

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    3. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2016

      Why Lending Club has shunned securitisations

      For some people, securitisations are irredeemably tainted. Pooling loans, slicing up their cash flow and then selling...

    4. January 11, 2016

      Small businesses prefer challenger banks to high street rivals

      Small businesses that are clients of “challenger banks” are likely to be happier with the service they receive than...

    5. January 10, 2016

      PGGM to agree €2.3bn synthetic securitisation deal with Santander

      PGGM, one of the largest Dutch pension fund managers, will on Monday complete a €2.3bn trade to insure loans of...

    6. January 6, 2016

      UK Treasury plans £17bn sale of Bradford & Bingley loans

      The Treasury has approached investment banking advisers about preparing a £17bn portfolio of loans from Bradford &...

    7. January 4, 2016

      Investment advisers prepare to return to the fray

      Under pressure for mis-selling, retail banks have pivoted through 180 degrees in their willingness to provide advice....

    8. December 21, 2015

      Spanish banks: Rajoy there!

      Nobody expects the Spanish coalition. Hence the 3.6 per cent slide in Spain’s Ibex-35 share index on Monday after its...

    9. December 21, 2015

      Portugal sells off Banif’s good assets in €2.2bn state rescue

      Portugal has agreed a €2.2bn state rescue for Banco International do Funchal (Banif), splitting the Madeira-based...

    10. December 16, 2015

      RBS gives funds frog-kissing opportunity

      It would be frustrating to order the turbot in a fancy restaurant only for your waiter to deliver the dish to a diner...

    11. December 10, 2015

      Ex-fund manager ‘prevented’ checks on Madoff

      A former fund manager on trial on a charge of mismanagement after losing €2.3bn of client funds in Bernard Madoff’s...

    12. December 8, 2015

      Fund manager ‘ignored concrete alerts’ on Madoff fraud

      A former fund manager who lost €2.3bn of client funds in Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme ignored “concrete alerts” about...

    13. December 6, 2015

      Last fund manager charged in Madoff scandal goes on trial

      Almost seven years to the day after Bernard Madoff’s $17.5bn Ponzi scheme collapsed, the last fund manager to face...

    14. November 25, 2015

      Renewables group Abengoa sends Spanish bank shares tumbling

      Abengoa, the Spanish renewables company, announced the start of insolvency proceedings on Wednesday, sending shares in...

    15. November 22, 2015

      The week: November 23

      • BlackRock has become the latest investment house to close a poorly performing macro hedge fund. The $1bn Global...

    16. November 17, 2015

      UBS buys Santander’s Italian private bank

      UBS has agreed to buy the Italian branch of Banco Santander’s wealth management division, taking over the unit’s €2.7bn...

    17. October 29, 2015

      Lending Club delivers earnings rebuke to bears

      Lending Club, the biggest of the online lenders, caught out bearish analysts on Thursday by breaking even for the first...

    18. October 29, 2015

      Drop in bad loans boosts Santander profits

      Profits at Banco Santander rose more than 17 per cent during the first nine months of 2015, aided by a strong sterling...

    19. October 14, 2015

      Start-up threat to creaking banks

      To judge by her CV, Anne Boden is an old-style banker to the core. She has a conventional career behind her, spanning...

    20. October 9, 2015

      Can students earn ‘free money’ from overdrafts?

      My son is opening a student bank account with Santander and says it offers an interest-free overdraft of up to £3,000....

    21. September 30, 2015

      UK watchdog tells banks to take action on rising complaints

      Banks are being urged by the City watchdog to “take action” as customer complaints over current accounts soar, in spite...

    22. September 24, 2015

      Abengoa initiates overhaul as chairman Felipe Benjumea retires

      In an attempt to end months of turbulence and speculation about its survival, Spanish renewable energy group Abengoa on...

    23. September 23, 2015

      Ana Botín to cut costs and strengthen capital at Santander

      It has been a tough first year in charge of Banco Santander for Ana Botín, who on Wednesday presented new targets to...

    24. September 17, 2015

      UK banks quietly confident they can cope with ringfencing

      British banks are learning to live with the ringfence. They still grumble about how much it will cost, but most top...

    25. September 9, 2015

      Ana Botín to step up Santander facelift with new Brazil chief

      Ana Botín has continued to stamp her authority on Banco Santander by replacing the head of its Brazilian operation as...

    26. September 8, 2015

      HSBC and Santander win change to proposed capital rules

      HSBC, Santander and other banks that are organised into subsidiaries in different countries have won a key change to...

    27. September 6, 2015

      Spanish banks: tu casa es mi casa

      Spanish banks have never really lost their acquisitive swagger. First, the stronger ones bought up ailing savings...

    28. September 5, 2015

      Pensioners warned of ‘number spoofing’ fraud

      Pensioners are increasingly falling prey to “number spoofing” fraud, where scammers use software to alter the phone...

    29. September 1, 2015

      European banks rush to issue covered bonds

      European markets saw a rush of new covered bond issuance on Tuesday, as primary market activity proved resilient to...

    30. August 7, 2015

      Ex-Santander billionaire and Spain in tussle over Picasso painting

      A luxury yacht carrying a rarely seen Picasso painting owned by Jaime Botín, a billionaire patriarch of the Spanish...

    31. July 30, 2015

      Ex-US banking regulator Bair resigns from Santander

      Sheila Bair, the former US banking regulator, has resigned from the board of Banco Santander, ending a sometimes...

    32. July 30, 2015

      Margin concerns weigh on Santander, despite profit growth

      Reduced provisions for bad loans in the UK, Spain, and Portugal helped drive Banco Santander’s second quarter net...

    33. FT Alphaville

      July 30, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Banks challenged on Super Thursday of results

      It’s a Super Thursday of company results both in the UK and on the continent, so probably a good day to release bad...

    34. July 26, 2015

      Spanish banks switch from survival to expansion

      In the shadow of Boadilla del Monte, to the west of Madrid, lies a purpose-built complex that would put most bank...

    35. July 25, 2015

      UK lenders sign up for first-time buyer Isa

      Six of the UK’s largest lenders have signed up for the government’s latest scheme to subsidise home ownership,...

    36. July 15, 2015

      Blythe Masters joins subprime auto group

      Blythe Masters, the former JPMorgan Chase executive who helped pioneer credit derivatives in the 1990s, is to become...

    37. July 14, 2015

      Santander Consumer: Dundon done in

      By most standards, Thomas Dundon was doing a pretty good job as chairman and chief executive of Santander Consumer USA,...

    38. July 8, 2015

      Fed orders overhaul of Santander’s US arm

      The Federal Reserve has ordered Santander’s US unit to thoroughly overhaul its business operations, marking the latest...

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