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    European lenders urged to forge ahead and raise capital

    European banks already have enough information to forge ahead with capital-raising exercises, rather than waiting for the...

  2. July 20, 2014

    EU banks beat bonus cap with cash allowances

    More than half of European banks are using cash allowances to bypass a cap on bonuses for high earners, putting them on a...

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  1. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Bulgaria turns to ECB to stave off banking crisis

    Bulgaria’s under-fire central bank has turned to the European Central Bank to oversee the country’s financial system days...

  2. July 8, 2014

    EU to rate lenders in effort for regulatory unity

    A regulatory scoring system will be deployed for banks across the EU to limit inconsistencies between the practices of...

  3. July 4, 2014

    EBA warns of more than 70 Bitcoin hazards

    Financial institutions across the EU should not buy, sell or hold virtual currencies, the region’s banking regulator has...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2014

    Seventy Bitcoin risks

    Click to enlarge, via the European Banking Authority’s response to virtual currencies. Do note E31. The EBA has even...

  5. July 3, 2014

    European banks raise capital ahead of stress tests

    Bankers call it the “announcement effect”. As one European bank raises capital, the focus shifts to rivals with weaker...

  6. July 1, 2014

    Favourable treatment of covered bonds backed by European watchdog

    European regulators have backed the preferential capital treatment ascribed to covered bonds but argued for tougher rules to...

  7. June 24, 2014

    Brussels looks at levy to fund European financial watchdogs

    Europe’s financial watchdogs could be independently funded through a private sector levy and given new responsibilities for...

  8. June 17, 2014

    Canary Wharf lures European bank regulator from Square Mile

    Europe’s banking regulator is shifting its London headquarters from the City to Canary Wharf, in the latest sign that the...

  9. June 13, 2014

    EU bank watchdog signals crackdown on allowances

    European regulators have signalled a crackdown on allowances for senior bank staff amid suggestions that some companies are...

  10. June 11, 2014

    Commerzbank sheds €5bn property loans

    Commerzbank has rid itself of more than €5bn in property loans in Spain, Portugal and Japan as the German lender continues...

  11. June 6, 2014

    World Bank backs Crédit Agricole loans

    The World Bank’s International Finance Corporation has agreed to guarantee part of a $2bn portfolio of emerging market loans...

  12. May 19, 2014

    Europe banks face clampdown on debt sales

    European regulators are seeking to clamp down on the sale of debt by banks to their own retail customers, amid fears savers...

  13. May 13, 2014

    European banks’ bad loans hit €1tn

    A majority of Europe’s banks have suffered a jump in bad loans even as investors lined up to lend them money, according to a...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2014

    "The urge to merge meets the dash for trash"

    That’s the title of the latest from Matt King, one of the credit strategists we dubbed “bearullish” earlier this year. King...

  15. FT Alphaville

    May 1, 2014

    Safe as houses, and perfectly priced

    Some expansive credit-related thoughts arrive from Alberto Gallo at RBS, for a quiet May Day when Europe’s capitalists take...

  16. April 29, 2014

    EU stress tests: banking on capital

    A sign saying “beware of dog” is a deterrent to would-be thieves – even if the dog is really a chihuahua. EU stress tests –...

  17. April 29, 2014

    EU regulators unveil details of stress tests for banks

    European regulators unveiled a central plank in their attempt to restore credibility to the region’s banking sector, as they...

  18. April 23, 2014

    Deutsche Bank rights issue back on table

    A year ago Anshu Jain, co-chief executive of Deutsche Bank, proudly announced that the lender’s “hunger march” for more...

  19. April 13, 2014

    City bankers to evade EU bonus cap with ‘role-based’ allowances

    Several thousand of London’s top-earning bankers will soon be in the highly unlikely position of thanking European lawmakers...

  20. February 21, 2014

    Bitcoin – bonkers or brilliant?

    Not since the dotcom bubble at the turn of the millennium, when business plans that would have been laughed out a bank...

  21. February 5, 2014

    EU questions Bank of England regulators over UK bank bonus approvals

    Bank of England regulators are facing EU pressure to explain why it is approving novel forms of “fixed pay” that investment...

  22. January 31, 2014

    Regulator maps out European stress tests for banks

    European regulators will subject banks to a capital hurdle of 5.5 per cent in forthcoming stress tests that are meant to...

  23. January 27, 2014

    UK opposes Mario Draghi role at watchdog

    Britain is pushing for Mario Draghi to be stripped of his automatic right to head Europe’s top financial risk watchdog as it...

  24. Money Supply

    January 14, 2014

    A little more detail on the ECB's stress tests

    How will sovereign bonds will be handled in the euro area’s forthcoming banking health checks? This is a vexed question and...

  25. January 13, 2014

    Eurozone stress tests to gauge risk from shipping loans

    Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, has vowed to dispel the “fog” hanging over eurozone banks as his...

  26. January 5, 2014

    Europe set to ease reform on bank splits

    Brussels is set to ease financial reforms so that big European banks are not forced automatically to split lending...

  27. December 16, 2013

    Eurozone sovereign bondholdings rise

    European regulators have found a sharp increase in the proportion of eurozone sovereign bonds that are owned by domestic...

  28. December 12, 2013

    European watchdog’s warning throws cold water on Bitcoin fever

    European financial watchdogs have sounded the alarm over the risks consumers run by using virtual currencies such as...

  29. December 12, 2013

    EU reaches landmark deal on failed banks

    The EU has agreed a common rule book for handling failed banks, in a compromise that brings forward the date when senior...

  30. December 11, 2013

    European Central Bank: Credibility test

    It was an extraordinarily brutal attack for the normally dry world of financial regulation. In June 2011 Jochen Sanio, then...

  31. December 2, 2013

    Square Mile job vacancies hit seven-month high

    New job vacancies in the City have jumped to their highest level for more than seven months in a sign that the recent...

  32. December 1, 2013

    Top UK fund staff see pay double

    Fund management staff earning more than €1m at UK banks have seen their total pay jump to almost double 2011 levels. Data...

  33. November 29, 2013

    Rise in bank bonuses to clash with cap

    Bonuses for UK bankers earning more than €1m rose last year and now average almost four times their salary, setting up a...

  34. November 28, 2013

    Barclays eyes shares plan for chief executive in pay revamp

    Barclays’ chief executive Antony Jenkins would receive part of his fixed pay in shares next year under the bank’s plan to...

  35. November 19, 2013

    EU banks race to end reliance on ECB aid

    European banks have accelerated their repayment of more than €1tn in cheap central bank loans as they seek to burnish their...

  36. November 17, 2013

    Euro bank watchdog attacks unwieldy governance

    Europe’s ability to deal effectively with the next financial crisis risks being undermined by the “impossible” committee-led...

  37. November 17, 2013

    EBA chief says single-market banking depends on resolution plan

    It is nearly three years since Andrea Enria took on the chairman’s role at what was then the newly created European Banking...

  38. FT Alphaville

    October 31, 2013

    SpooOOOooky European bank capital relief

    That’s because it’s ghostly and hard to spot. (And it is All Hallows’ Eve.) First it was the buried announcement that Irish...

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