French bank Crédit Agricole has become one of the few foreign banks to operate in Australia, receiving a licence that will see the bank expand into lucrative Asian finance.
05 January 2022
Ashurst is advising Scottish-New Zealand fintech FNZ as it acquires German bank Fondsdepot.
10 November 2021
In-housers at Citi and Deutsche Bank have urged rapid regulation of the voluntary carbon market in the run-up to COP26 at an ISDA event in London, saying that it’s the only way to avoid greenwashing’s “kiss of death” – but they don’t want that regulation to come from government.
27 October 2021
A Kuwaiti bank advised by Simmons & Simmons has established the world’s first international Islamic digital bank.
13 August 2021
Brazil’s central bank has released guidelines for a digital real, promising further change to the country’s payments landscape after its approval of WhatsApp Pay and the introduction of a local digitised payments system.
26 May 2021
Spain’s Banco Santander is launching a bid to reacquire the remaining stake in the Mexican unit it sold almost a decade ago.
29 March 2021
Greece’s second-largest bank, Alpha Bank, has agreed the sale of a €10.8 billion portfolio of non-performing loans to US private equity fund Davidson Kempner, following a governmental push to reduce the country’s NPL pile.
03 March 2021
UBS’s Brazilian joint venture will provide investment banking services in Argentina under a new agreement with a local bank, its first such deal since it was set up in October.
25 February 2021
Pittsburgh-based PNC has agreed the purchase of Spanish bank BBVA’s US subsidiary – setting off a regulatory approvals process that will extend into the Biden administration.
18 November 2020
The European Central Bank has warned that a digital euro could alter banks’ entire business models and encourage greater risk-taking behaviours.
20 October 2020
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