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ECB Caught in Cross-Fire in Santander Tussle With Billionaire Bloomberg News
The ECB collateral loss to Santander against a Russian tycoon Naftemporiki
EU shrinks tax haven blacklist, removes UK, Dutch territories Reuters
Commercial insurance prices continue growing at Q1, finds Marsh Reinsurance News
ESG accelerates into the investment mainstream Financial Times

UK AND IRELAND

May's new Brexit offer retains Northern Irish backstop, nothing new on customs: paper Reuters
Brexit: My Withdrawal Agreement Bill will be a bold new offer to MPs The Sunday Times
UK PM May to make 'new, bold offer' in Brexit bill, Labour skeptical Reuters
'Zero chance' of a Brexit deal with PM May's government: Labour source says Reuters
UK government considers next steps as Brexit talks end Reuters
FCA investigations into City directors rise sharply Financial Times
Fintech startup Wagestream picks up £15m from Balderton and Northzone City A.M.
Handshake deal for London start-up raises eyebrows in City Financial Times
Insurance companies among FSCS list of defaulted firms Post
BoI approves €750m funding to build thousands of new homes Irish Independent

Aon
Aon invests in Global Reinsurance Clients unit, adds executive team Reinsurance News

Barclays
Barclays and Co-op Bank in failed takeover discussions The Telegraph
Co-op Bank, Barclays held failed takeover talks in late 2018: The Telegraph Reuters

Esure Group
David McMillan departs QBE to become CEO at esure Reinsurance News
David McMillan appointed Esure CEO Post

First Derivatives
First Derivatives CEO diagnosed with cancer Irish Independent

Goodbody Stockbrokers
Goodbody in fresh sale talks as Swedish bank circles The Irish Times

Hermes Investment Management
MOVES-Hermes hires Roche for private debt and CLOs Reuters

Irish Life Assurance
Irish Life in bid to grow retail business to €10bn Irish Independent

KBC Bank Ireland
KBC Ireland has returned almost third of €1.4bn bailout The Irish Times

Lloyd's of London
Lloyd's of London settles US price-fixing allegations The Sunday Times

Metro Bank
I'll stand by Metro Bank, vows founder Vernon Hill The Sunday Times
Metro Bank faces fresh protest from UK's biggest fund manager Financial News
LGIM announces it will vote against Metro Bank chair Financial Times
Legal & General's fund arm to vote against Metro Bank chair Reuters

Monzo Bank
Monzo hits a new milestone as fintech race heats up City A.M.

Provident Financial
Provident Financial steeled for humiliation over Malcolm Le May's pay The Sunday Times

Reg UK
Reg UK completes £2.4m funding round Post

RSA Insurance Group
RSA's hard line on underwriting 'likely to yield better result' Post

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND, AUSTRIA

IMF urges German banking sector to accelerate restructuring Reuters
UPDATE 2-Swiss voters approve tax and pension overhaul Reuters
Korean Re sets up Swiss reinsurance branch Reinsurance News

C-Quadrat Investment
German bank major shareholder HNA sells its fund subsidiary Handelsblatt
Chinese are preparing to withdraw from Deutsche Bank Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank Staff Saw Suspicious Activity in Trump and Kushner Accounts The New York Times
Deutsche Bank employees wanted to report Trump transactions - executives refused Handelsblatt
Deutsche Bank employees wanted to report Trump transactions Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Deutsche Bank causes dollar problems in Swiss financial center finews.ch
Deutsche Bank loses head of FX trading business in Europe Financial News

Deutsche Rückversicherung
Deutsche Rück profits up in 2018 despite underwriting loss Reinsurance News

Munich Re
Munich Re member firm HSB announces cyber cover for farmers Reinsurance News

Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale
NordLB is giving the savings banks new worries Handelsblatt
NordLB talks between Lower Saxony and Sparkassen hook up Handelsblatt

UBS Group
Alleged UBS rapist faces lifetime ban from the City Financial News

Wirecard
Wirecard document points to reliance on 3 partners Financial Times

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Lazard adds new responsibilities for top French banker Pigasse Reuters

Aegon
Aegon to sell 50% stake in Japanese life joint venture International Adviser

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

The Government and the Bank of Spain rule out a bubble in the price of housing El País

Banco Santander
The Bank of Spain fined Santander and Unicaja with 7.9 million euros Expansión

Bankia
Bankia reaches an agreement with ING to access its 110,000 SMEs in Spain Expansión
ING offers its customers SMEs and freelancers to go to Bankia with special conditions El País

Kutxabank
Kutxabank considers "perfectly acceptable" the mattress 'anticrisis' of 1,100 million fixed by Europe El Mundo

Novo Banco
Novo Banco goes to loss of 93 million in the first three months of the year Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco with losses of 93 million euros in the first quarter of the year Jornal Económico

ITALY AND GREECE

Italy central bank to spurn firms that don't go green Reuters
Banks and Fintech push P2P market ANSA
According to the Dutch central bank, Italy needs an asset AGI
Tax breaks to attract strategic investments Naftemporiki
EU's Barnier to discuss Brexit in Cyprus Kathimerini

Banca Carige
ECB has given Carige 'about a month' to find a market solution: source Reuters
Italy's Salvini, asked about Carige's fate, says protecting savers is key Reuters

Generali
Benetton family wants Generali to stay in Italian hands: report Reuters
Benetton aims to increase Generali stake -report Reuters

National Bank of Greece
National Bank to start talks with potential investors on insurance business soon-CEO Reuters

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Banker Crimes Prove No Obstacle for Top Fund Managers in Nordics Bloomberg News
Riksbank dep gov says can meet inflation target also with a stronger SEK Forexlive
"The Riksbank does not deliberately try to weaken the krona" SvD Näringsliv

Nordea Bank
VAT fraudsters sent millions through Nordea and Jyske Bank Politiken

Pareto Bank
Pareto Bank joins "crowdlending company" Dagens Næringsliv

SBAB Bank
SBAB receives new chair Sydsvenskan

Swedbank
Swedbank to take over Barclays Rise in Lithuania Finextra
Disruptions in Swedbank's app - problems logging into the Internet bank Dagens Nyheter

EASTERN EUROPE

DIA wants to reimburse some investors of collapsed banks up to 10 million rubles Vedomosti
Banks postpone price increases. Mortgage prices often hit annual lows E15
MMR: The volume of mortgages this year fell by 14 billion to CZK 34.9 billion ČTK
Turkish banks need to protect lira, says banking watchdog Reuters
Eye on lira, Turkey abandons plan to tap central bank reserves Reuters

Nova Ljubljanska banka
Slovenia's largest bank NLB upgraded to BBB- by S&P Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Kommersant learned about the scheme of fraud through the terminals of Sberbank Vedomosti
Sberbank Online now has the opportunity to send money to Europe Vedomosti

Türkiye Garanti Bankası
Garanti Bank receives a syndicated loan Habertürk

VTB Bank
UPDATE 1-IMF: Mozambique debt talks with VTB almost finalized, cyclone hits growth Reuters

VTB Insurance
CEO of VTB Insurance leaves Sogaz Group Vedomosti

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