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ECB slightly more likely to announce QE change in September vs. October: Reuters poll Reuters
MiFID Seen Sending European ETFs Over Trillion Dollar Mark Bloomberg News
Shopping Cart Shows ECB Buying Italy Over France as Bonds Mature Bloomberg News


May Sticks to Two-Year Brexit Deal Goal Amid Cabinet Doubts Bloomberg News
City of London's top EU envoy slams "bewildering" Brussels approach to negotiations City A.M.
Mifid vies with Brexit as City traders' main problem Financial Times
Bank chiefs set to face MPs over Hogg fiasco The Times
Noble Group rejected takeover offer from London-based fund Financial Times
Irish Banks Said to Face European Pressure to Write Off Loans Bloomberg News
Dublin fintech invests €1.8m as it enters UK card payments market The Irish Times

Aldermore Group
UPDATE 1-British bank Aldermore's first-half profit jumps 32 pct Reuters
Aldermore gets profit boost from small businesses and landlords The Daily Telegraph

Barclays names ex-Citi banker Barry Rodrigues as head of Barclaycard Reuters

Co-operative Bank
Britain's Co-op Bank reports first half loss of $175 million Reuters
Co-op Bank suffers account closures, but losses shrink Financial Times
Co-op Bank narrows losses but sheds 25,000 customers Sky News

MOVES-HSBC shakes up Middle East banking leadership Reuters

Lloyds Banking Group
BRIEF-Lloyds Banking introduces changes to lending policy Reuters

Novae Group
MOVES-UK insurer Novae names Adam Cragg COO Reuters

Permanent TSB Group
PTSB seeks advisers to sell loans from its worst mortgages The Irish Times

Prudential Plc
Prudential merger of UK businesses opens way to a sale Financial Times
Prudential to merge UK asset management, insurance arms Reuters
Prudential to form UK 'super-group' as it merges insurance and fund arms The Daily Telegraph

Towergate Underwriting launches Scandinavian MGA Post


Aareal Bank
BRIEF-Aareal Bank affirms full-year outlook for 2017 Reuters
Aareal Bank: Provisions are burdened in the second quarter Handelsblatt
BRIEF-Aareal Bank CEO says job cuts to affect entire group Reuters
Aareal announces job cuts Börsen-Zeitung

Aargauische Kantonalbank
The Aargauische Kantonalbank is creating interest rates

Berlin Hyp
Berlin Hyp promises more profit Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse limits Venezuela trading on reputation concerns: memo Reuters
Credit Suisse Bans Trading in Venezuela Debt Faulted by Critics Bloomberg News
Credit Suisse institutes trader ban on Venezuela bonds Financial Times

Hannover Re
Hannover Re affirms 2017 target after Q2 profit jumps by a quarter Reuters
Hannover Re is on course Börsen-Zeitung

HSH Nordbank
Settlement unit is negative with HSH credits Börsen-Zeitung
HSH Nordbank: High loss for the processing company of the countries Handelsblatt

Opel Bank
EU approves purchase of Opel Bank Börsen-Zeitung

Raiffeisen Bank International
Austria's Raiffeisen improves outlook, confirming Q2 profit jump Reuters
RBI is giving up lazy loans Börsen-Zeitung

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance Q2 profit beats forecasts Reuters
UPDATE 2-Zurich Insurance capital strength could spell dividend hike or acquisition Reuters
Zurich is gaining momentum Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Zurich Insurance makes speed Finanz und Wirtschaft
H1 results: Ogden charge eats into Zurich global GI profit Insurance Times
Zurich UK takes £182m battering from Ogden change Post


UPDATE 1-Dutch insurer Aegon lifts profit, capital position Reuters
Aegon hits sweet spot as £3bn flows in The Times
'Strong Quarterly Report for Aegon' De Telegraaf
Aegon sells Irish business to Athene for €180m Financial Times
Aegon seeks to strengthen buffers De Telegraaf

BNP Paribas
MOVES-Tom Bolton leaves BNP Paribas for Thames Water Reuters

KBC Group
KBC Q2 net profit up 36 pct, beats expectations Reuters
KBC fluently raises forecasts, but share falls De Tijd
Run all KBC cylinders at full turn De Standaard
Irish house price rises boost Belgian bank's bottom line Irish Independent
New mobile app from KBC as bank continue 'digital-first' approach with €1.5bn investment Irish Independent


Spanish banks, among the least damaged by ECB minimum rates Expansión

Banco Efisa
Participative increases impairment after sale of Banco Efisa Jornal de Negócios


ELA cut by 3.3 billion in July Naftemporiki
Banks are also planning to return to markets Naftemporiki

Alpha Bank
Alpha Bank on the FTSE4GOOD Sustainability Index Naftemporiki

Banca Sella Holding
Banca Sella closes the half-year with a profit of 40 million MF

Banco BPM
BRIEF-Banco BPM gets ECB go-ahead to include H1 profits in CET 1 capital Reuters


The Riksbank seeks 1.6 billion in invalid coins SvD Näringsliv

Vestjysk Bank
BRIEF-Vestjysk Bank Q2 NII slightly down at DKK 148 mln Reuters
Bank aims for rapid exit from EU links FinansWatch


Extra money back to the issuer: The Central Bank sells guaranteed income to banks at a key rate Kommersant
Fitch: FC Mortgage Conversion Plan Manageable for Polish Banks Reuters
Banks see no major problems as exchange rate scheme concludes Budapest Business Journal
UPDATE 1-Kazakh plans $3 bln bond-buying scheme to ease debt crisis Reuters
Fitch Downgrades Azerbaijan's Atabank to 'CCC'; Affirms Expressbank at 'B' Reuters

Alior Bank
Alior Bank says ROE target trumps growth targets when solvency is tight PAP

Banca Transilvania
BRIEF-Romania's Banca Transilvania H1 net profit rises 8.2 pct y/y Reuters
Romanian lender Banca Transilvania ups net profit by 8% in the first half Romania Insider

810 million TL profit from QNB Finansbank Hürriyet

ING Bank Slaski
ING Bank Slaski to take over troubled Bieszczadzka SKOK credit union Warsaw Business Journal

Russia central bank takes Crimean lender into temporary administration Reuters
The Central Bank decided to save one of the largest banks in the Crimea Vedomosti
Genbank declares that it will fulfill all obligations to depositors

MONETA Money Bank
Czech Moneta raises 2017 profit outlook despite fall in quarter Reuters
BRIEF-MONETA Money Bank's profitability helped by central bank's rate hike -CEO Reuters

Raiffeisen Bank Polska
Raiffeisen Bank Polska sinks to PLN 29.7 mln H1 loss as one-offs take toll PAP
Raiffeisen Polbank with PLN 29.69 mln H1 net loss Warsaw Business Journal

Raiffeisen Bank Romania
Raiffeisen Bank Romania sees slight increase in net profit in H1 2017 Romania Insider

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank has cut record mortgages rates Vedomosti

Türkiye Is Bankasi
295 billion support from Is Bank Hürriyet

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