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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

EU receives 27 proposals from member states to host London-based agencies after Brexit Reuters
Goldman plans to expand online bank to Europe: treasurer Reuters
Berkshire Hathaway sets up specialist insurer in Dublin The Irish Times
Insurers in call for clarity over autonomous and assisted technology Post

UK AND IRELAND

London trading centres put Brexit plans into action Financial Times
Interest rate rise 'set for early 2018' The Times
Bank of England Shouldn't Wait Until After Brexit to Raise Rates, Niesr Says Bloomberg News
British inflation to peak lower this year says Niesr, easing Bank of England rate hike pressure City A.M.
Saudi Aramco IPO: Institute of Directors urges City watchdog against bending listing rules for London mega-float City A.M.
IoD latest to warn City watchdog against Saudi Aramco tactics The Daily Telegraph

Bridgepoint nears deal to buy Miller Homes Financial Times
Pret A Manger's owner Bridgepoint hopes to gulp down UK?housebuilder Miller Homes in £655m deal City A.M.
British fintech start-up Neyber secures £21m in funding Financial Times
Central Bank proposes laws to help mortgage switching The Irish Times
Banks may be forced to help mortgage holders switch lender Irish Independent
Mortgage switching plans under fire The Times
Central Bank accelerates pace of Anglo Irish-linked bond sales The Irish Times
Ireland hopes to host EU bank stress tester The Times
Dublin's attempt to lure European agency 'could hit housing' The Times
Rise in pension payments will help family unit, says Varadkar The Times

Ascot Underwriting
Ascot launches standalone MGA platform, appoints former AIG executive Post

Aviva
Aviva victory on dishonest hotel fall man's £1.5m claim Insurance Times

Barclays
Barclays CEO Staley quizzed as whistleblower probe gathers pace Sky News

CYBG
Lender CYBG says on track for full-year results Reuters
Clydesdale owner beats saving target The Times

Direct Line Insurance Group
UPDATE 2-Insurer Direct Line profit up, shares hit record high Reuters
Direct Line raises dividend as pre-tax profits beat estimates Financial Times
Direct Line motors along as bumper profits lead to higher dividend The Times
Direct Line results strengthened by weaker than expected Ogden hit Post
Direct Line hopes UK hairdressers will give it cut above the rest The Daily Telegraph

Man Group
Man Group profits spike as money pours back into hedge funds The Daily Telegraph
Man Group sees record inflows and managed assets Financial Times
Man oh man: Investment manager Man Group's profits rocket as funds under management leap City A.M.

Neon Underwriting
MOVES-Neon names Charles Boorman as head of financial lines Reuters

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Royal Bank of Scotland overhauls unarranged overdraft fees Financial Times

Towergate Underwriting
Towergate takes aim at specialty market with Geo Specialty launch Post

Willis Towers Watson
Willis Towers Watson's Schreiber to join JLT in Hong Kong Post

Worldpay Group
Vantiv granted extension to make firm bid for Worldpay Reuters
Worldpay and Vantiv have been handed an extra week to agree £7.7bn takeover City A.M.

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Volksbanken Reutlingen and Sindelfingen discuss fusion Börsen-Zeitung
Stock market turnover increases in July Börsen-Zeitung
Money is increasingly affecting banks Börsen-Zeitung

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse Plans to Spin Out a $1 Billion Quant Hedge Fund Bloomberg News

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Expects to Move 4,000 Jobs to EU After Brexit Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank seals deal with Land Securities for new London HQ Reuters
Deutsche Bank signs lease for new London headquarters Financial Times
Deutsche Bank backs the City with 25-year commitment for London base The Daily Telegraph
Deutsche Bank: A License to Invest Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank shareholders: China blocked HNA acquisitions abroad Handelsblatt
BRIEF-Deutsche Bank hires Geoffrey Paul as managing director and head of Americas NRG equity capital markets Reuters
Deutsche Bank outsources ex-Board members Fitschen und Börsig Börsen-Zeitung

KfW
KfW hands out global loans to L-Bank Börsen-Zeitung

Raiffeisen Bank International
Raffeisen to explain failure with Polbank today - sources Portfolio.hu

Umweltbank
The result of the environmental bank continues to decline Börsen-Zeitung

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Bpifrance
Bpifrance invests in the Paris Inn hotel L'Agefi

Crédit Agricole

UPDATE 1-Credit Agricole says still interested in buying three Italian banks Reuters
Crédit Agricole Romania appoints new deputy GM Romania Insider

Groupe BPCE
BPCE: 2T net profit down Le Figaro
BPCE stabilizes the revenues of its networks, affected by low rates Les Echos

ING Groep
ING settles bonds De Telegraaf

La Banque Postale
Banque Postale: profit rising but retail bank morose Le Figaro
Regulated savings lead La Banque Postale Les Echos

Natixis

Investment banking boosts profits for French bank Natixis Reuters

Rothschild & Co
LPC: David's Bridal lenders hire Rothschild as retail defaults spike Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

Spain to extradite accused Russian bank account hacker to U.S. Reuters
21% of Spaniards suffer a bank overdraft in the summer months, according to Fintonic Europa Press
Current account surplus down 46.3% through May Expansión
Banking charges "standing still" in Parliament one year ago Jornal De Negócios
Having a bank account costs more than 48 euros per year Jornal De Negócios

Banco de Sabadell
Sabadell accelerates in the evacuation of doubtful credits for 3,000 million Expansión

Banco Popular Español
Minority shareholders will challenge the resolution on Popular El País

Banco Santander
Santander Totta earns 228.9 million in the half Diário De Notícias
Santander acknowledges that it cannot anticipate the economic impact of legal actions by Popular Europa Press
Santander, first bank of Portugal for benefits and offices El País

Bankia
Bankia expects to serve 8.5 million customers in 2017 in its agile offices Europa Press

BBVA
BBVA reduces the price of contracting its electronic toll service during the summer of 50% Europa Press

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
CGD seeks to recover factory from Artlant in Sines Jornal De Negócios

Ibercaja Banco
S&P confirms Ibercaja's 'BB +' rating with 'positive' outlook Europa Press

Novo Banco

Novo Banco starts sale of life insurance unit Reuters

Vidacaixa Grupo
VidaCaixa earns a profit of 304.1 million in the first half, 25.7% more Europa Press

ITALY AND GREECE

Azimut Holding
BRIEF-Azimut Holding increases its stake to 100% in Futurimpresa Reuters

Banca Intermobiliare di Investimenti e Gestioni
BRIEF-BIM H1 net loss widens to EUR 24.9 million Reuters

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Mps France deals with La Poste MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
UPDATE 1-Intesa net profit boosted by state cash linked to Veneto deal Reuters
Intesa confirms dividend MF
Messina, Intesa among the most efficient banks in Europe MF

Piraeus Bank
Piraeus Bank: Spiros Lorentziadis Management Advisor Kerdos

UniCredit
UniCredit Bank Romania attracts EUR 134 mln from corporate bond sale Romania Insider

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Big criticism of Danish banks' information on fees FinansWatch

Danske Bank
Former Danske Bank manager receives new board post FinansWatch

DNB
BRIEF-DNB ASA says on Aug 1 purchased 217,000 own shares at average price of NOK 153.285 per share Reuters

Nykredit
Nykredit extends to Totalkredit banks FinansWatch

Totalkredit
Bank directors are appointed as replacements to the Board of Directors of Totalkredit FinansWatch

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank presents a rights issue of up to 745 million. kr. FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

Turkey Central Bank Raises Inflation Forecast, Pledges Tight Policy Bloomberg News
Turkey hail storms & floods to cost insurers as much as US$200m Artemis
PCS designates Turkey hail storms & floods as catastrophe loss Artemis
Interest Rates on Deposit Accounts Reached Record Low Levels Novinite
Central Bank and deputies came up with ways to protect citizens from loss of income when changing APFs Vedomosti
Russian banks increased the issuance of mortgages by 15% in the first half of the year Vedomosti
Polish banks boost corporate lending volumes in June, mortgages also up, consumer loans down PAP
Hungary cenbank issues warning about old banknotes Portfolio.hu
Loans provided to Armenian residents grew by 1.7 percent in June ArmBanks

Alfa-Bank
Alfa-Bank re-titled retail Kommersant

ArmSwissBank
Nominal coupon bonds by "ArmSwissbank" cjsc listed on Nasdaq Omx Armenia ArmBanks

Banca Transilvania
Romanian Banca Transilvania removes fees for most used bank operations Romania Insider

BANK JUGRA
The auditor of "Yugra" has passed check Kommersant
The court appointed on August 15 the lawsuit of the bank "Yugra" to the Central Bank Vedomosti

Bank Pekao

Change of the appointment date of Mr. Marek Tomczuk as Vice President of the Management Board of Bank Polska Kasa Opieki S.A. PAP

VTB Bank (Armenia)
VTB Bank (Armenia) launches free money transfer service via UNISTREAM ArmBanks

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.