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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB's Praet says it's too early to start discussing a reduction of bond buying CNBC
ECB's Mersch Says Policy Exit Discussion Should Be 'Orderly' Bloomberg News
ECB's Mersch says ultra easy monetary policy can't continue forever Reuters
Europe Should Stick to Rules on Bank Rescues, ECB's Mersch Says Bloomberg News
ECB is taking over branches of foreign banks Börsen-Zeitung
Mostly national solutions to EU's bad loan problem - Commission's Dombrovskis Reuters
Dijsselbloem says he intends to remain eurogroup head until mandate ends Reuters
Banks charge asset managers $75,000 a year for research Financial Times
Blockchain still has enormous potential, despite still unresolved issues Börsen-Zeitung
Slowed entry of ILS unlikely to drive a turn in reinsurance pricing Artemis

UK AND IRELAND

Brexit is a 'litmus test' for the world, says Mark Carney Sky News
Bank of England tells City to prepare better for 'no-deal' Brexit Financial Times
BOE's Carney Urges Banks to Prepare for Any Brexit Outcome Bloomberg News
BoE's Carney says U.S. not rolling back financial regulation Reuters
FCA fines former spread betters for market abuse Financial Times
Libor Convictions at Risk as SFO Expert Witness Challenged Bloomberg News
London flotations ahead of last year The Times
UK fund executives' pay slashed Financial Times
Singapore's DBS to boost private banking in London Financial Times
Ireland Said to Weigh Bank Regulator Shake-Up Amid Brexit Influx Bloomberg News
Central Bank warns customers about 'cold calls' from unauthorised investment firm Irish Independent
Central Bank governor Philip Lane gets €7,000 salary hike The Irish Times
London ILS market offers opportunity to develop entirely new products Insurance Day

Barbon Insurance Group
Barbon appoints Mark Witherspoon as non-executive director Post

Barclays
Barclays's Staley Draws U.S., U.K. Whistle-Blower Probes Bloomberg News

Co-operative Bank
UPDATE 1-UK's Co-operative Bank says received several bids in sale process Reuters
Co-op Bank advances sale talks but warns on investor losses Financial Times

Hargreaves Lansdown
BRIEF-Hargreaves Lansdown confirms Philip Johnson appointed as CFO from Friday Reuters

IFG Group
Former IFG Group CEO McNamara gets over €300,000 on departure The Irish Times

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group
M&A insurance growth undeterred by Brexit uncertainty, says JLT Post

Lloyds Banking Group
HBOS scam would have killed rescue, says report The Times
Lloyds is not the victim in the sorry HBOS saga Financial Times
Lloyds Probe Resumed by FCA After HBOS Bankers Put in Prison Bloomberg News
Lloyds to pay £100m to victims of HBOS Reading fraud as FCA reopens probe The Daily Telegraph
Lloyds sets aside £100m to compensate Reading HBOS scam victims Sky News
City watchdog chair Griffith-Jones facing calls to step down after FCA launches HBOS probe City A.M.
City watchdog 'should quit over HBOS conflict' The Times

Metro Bank
Metro Bank hires new commercial banking director Reuters

Shawbrook Bank
Tycoon bales out of Shawbrook bank bid The Times

UK Green Investment Bank
U.K. Green Bank Sale Can Proceed After Court Backs Macquarie Bloomberg News
Court ruling leaves Macquarie as preferred bidder for Green Investment Bank Reuters
Judge clears way for Aussies on green bank The Times

Wonga
Wonga warns its borrowers over possible data theft Financial Times
British lender Wonga warns customers of personal data hack Reuters
Wonga data breach could affect 270,000 customers The Times

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Germany's Schaeuble wants EBA to move to Frankfurt - report Reuters
Switzerland sets the leverage ratio for banks Börsen-Zeitung

Chubb
BRIEF-Chubb names Scott Gunter division president, North America Commercial Insurance Reuters

Credit Suisse Group
Ethos joins Credit Suisse pay revolt, demands change at top Reuters
Ethos recommends de-voting Urs Rohner Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Consultant makes wind against bonuses Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank to Focus on Growth After Raising $8.5 Billion Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank CEO says shrinking is over, targets prudent growth Reuters
Chief John Cryan says Deutsche Bank to refocus on growth Financial Times
Cryan: We can grow again Börsen-Zeitung

UBS Group
UBS Agrees to Sell Delta Analysis Tool finews

Westfälische Landschaft Bodenkreditbank
WL Bank feels start-up for merger with DG Hyp Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

S&P maintains AA rating of France Le Figaro
French banks set conditions for Open Banking Les Echos

AEGON
Aegon wants two new commissioners De Telegraaf

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas takes stock of its Entrepreneurs plan L'Agefi

NN Group
NN has all the necessary approvals to acquire Delta Lloyd Het Financieele Dagblad
Approvals for NN Delta Lloyd merger De Telegraaf

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Fitch raises Kutxabank rating and improves BMN's outlook for possible merger with Bankia Europa Press

Banco Popular Español
S&P lowers Popular rating from 'B+' to 'B' due to weak capital position Europa Press
A group of Mexican shareholders prepare a complaint against Popular El País

Banco Santander
Banco Santander says will prioritize risk control in U.S. in 2017 Reuters
Santander to Raise Dividend as Botin Sees Brighter Future Bloomberg News
Santander to raise 5% of the 2017 dividend and plan to invest 1.9 billion in technology El País
BRIEF-Banco Santander says expects to meet 11 pct ROTE target for 2018 Reuters
Álvarez (Santander) says that the bank's share price "does not correspond" with the strength of the balance Europa Press
Santander will re-elect Botín and Álvarez as executive directors of the bank Europa Press

BBVA
BBVA suffers operating losses of 608 million in Spain Jornal Económico

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD has 21 months to reduce 1,100 workers Jornal de Negócios
Deviations from the Cash Plan will lead to more cuts Jornal de Negócios

Liberbank
Almost fifty rural Liberbank offices operate as financial agencies Europa Press

Novo Banco
Banco de Portugal promises to disclose costs with advice from Novo Banco Diário de Notícias
Rui Cartaxo takes over the presidency of the board of directors of Novo Banco Jornal de Negócios
Isabel Ferreira and Luísa Soares da Silva in the management of Novo Banco Jornal Económico
Novo Banco. Resolution Fund does not pay 9.7 million legal advice Diário de Notícias

ITALY AND GREECE

Greece strikes deal on economic reforms with bailout monitors Financial Times
Greece, lenders agree deal on reforms to unlock new funds Reuters
Dijssebloem hails EU-Greek deal on reforms Financial Times
Italian Government to Revise Privatization Target Downward Bloomberg News
Italy says banks should be given reasonable time to sell bad loans Reuters
Veneto Banks, unions, ready strike ANSA

Banca delle Marche
Banca Marche, redundancy agreement signed ANSA

Banca Farmafactoring
Banca Farmafactoring debut in red Milano Finanza

Banca IFIS
Italy's Banca IFIS studying 10 possible deals to buy bad loans Reuters

BPER Banca
Bper, members choose the bank list Milano Finanza

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo sets up new branches in Abu Dhabi, Doha Reuters

Unione di Banche Italiane
Ubi Banca, go-ahead to the capital increase by 400 million Il Sole 24 Ore

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Four staff monitors over 100 Danish banks' money laundering controls Berlingske Business
Norway's wealth fund turns spotlight on company tax and pay Reuters
Swedish cbank's Ohlsson says expansionary policy has helped economy Reuters

Nordea Bank
Nordea climbs ranking of bestselling fund managers in Europe Financial Times
Nordea will suck customers in rapidly growing leasing market FinansWatch

Tryg
Tryg-director: Growth must come from new business areas FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Russian finance ministry plans to issue Eurobond in May-June - RIA Reuters
Auditors of bankrupt banks face criminal prosecution Vedomosti
Fitch Affirms Czech Republic at 'A+'; Outlook Stable Reuters
Banks no longer live from fees, revenues from them fell the lowest in a decade E15
Net income from bank charges last year were the lowest in a decade CTK
Foreign currency borrowers will be announced for 1 month Hürriyet
Croatia top court says Swiss franc conversion law necessary Reuters
MNB international reserves fall EUR 767 mln in March Budapest Business Journal
Central bank of Armenia introduces online training for prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing ArmBanks

Air Bank
Air Bank net profit last year fell by almost half, suffers from the expansion of ATMs E15

Bank Handlowy w Warszawie
Bank Handlowy expects PLN 60 mln net profit in Q1 Warsaw Business Journal
Bank Handlowy to post ca. PLN 60 mln group net profit in Q1 - filing PAP

Nova Ljubljanska Banka
Slovenia's NLB bank readies for privatisation as ups dividend Reuters

PZU
PZU gets anti-trust approval for Bank Pekao takeover Warsaw Business Journal
PZU insurance secures anti-trust approval for Bank Pekao purchase PAP

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank officially announced the withdrawal from Ukrainian market Vedomosti
Sberbank denied the information that does not receive money for the Ukrainian "daughter" Vedomosti
Sberbank earned on MasterCard shares Kommersant
Sberbank changes the depository bank for ADR Vedomosti

Türkiye Halk Bankasi
Turkish Banker Is Indicted by U.S. in Iran Sanctions Case Bloomberg News

Vnesheconombank
VEB put up for sale 20% of the shares Verkhnekamsk Potash Company Vedomosti

VTB Bank
VTB sells 25% stake in St Petersburg's airport Financial Times

The Daily Dose Europe "Headlines" edition aggregates banking, financial services and insurance headlines from the websites of a limited number of major European publication titles and newswires, with an editorial deadline of 6 a.m. London time. Some external links may require a subscription. Language translations to English are provided by an automated service and may not be entirely accurate.