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Wednesday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB rate hike now unlikely before mid-2020, money markets bet Reuters
ECB's Hansson Stays Optimistic on Economy With Rate Hike in View Bloomberg News
Brexit: Brussels has prepared for a possible Article 50 extension The Times
BIS says central banks in no rush to issue e-money Reuters
Insurers pay the price for wildfires The Times
Italy's Guber and Barclays buy 150 mln euros in bad loans from Banca Valsabbina Reuters


Brexit: Rebel Tory MPs inflict historic defeat on Theresa May The Times
Theresa May defeated on 'no deal' vote as 20 Tories rebel City A.M.
UK's Brexit vote planned for January 15, no plans to delay EU exit Reuters
May to 'Move Quickly' If She Loses Vote on Deal: Brexit Update Bloomberg News
Junior Brexit minister says Britain to leave EU as planned Reuters
UK financial watchdog steps up plans for no-deal Brexit Financial Times
Pension cold calls banned - with £500,000 fines for scammers Sky News
MPs raise alarm over pension transfers 'contingent charging' Financial Times

AIB Group
AIB staff set for pay boost as negotiations with union conclude The Irish Times

Barclays Raider's Strategy Is Wrong, Berenberg and Citigroup Say Bloomberg News

Women fall further behind in huge pay gap at HSBC The Times
HSBC's Gender Pay Gap, the Worst in U.K. Banking, Is Now Even Bigger Bloomberg News
HSBC banking app not working: Mobile and internet banking down, GSA error message appears The Daily Express

Legal & General Group
MOVES-Legal and General Investment Management names Middle East distribution head Reuters

Merian Global Investors (UK)
Buxton quits as Merian boss six months in The Times
Richard Buxton to step down as CEO of Merian Global Investors Reuters

Monzo Bank
Northern Rock saviour to head banking 'unicorn' Monzo Sky News
Banking start-up Monzo to name industry veteran Gary Hoffman as chairman Financial Times

Royal London Mutual Insurance Society
Royal London opens subsidiary in Ireland ahead of Brexit Reinsurance News


The SNB does not have to maximize the return Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Swiss plans for whistleblowers fall short, critics say Financial Times

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank to Slash Bonus Pool by About 10% Bloomberg News
Deutsche Bank slashes bonuses after lacklustre 2018 Financial Times
Deutsche Bank has to save - and cuts bonuses significantly Handelsblatt

Julius Bär Gruppe
Julius Baer Poaches From UBS for Germany

Quirin Privatbank
Here's One German Lender That's Hiring as Larger Rivals Struggle Bloomberg News

UBS Group
Ex-UBS Employee a Fugitive as Swiss Data-Theft Trial Starts Bloomberg News


Axa IM could come out of its JV in India L'Agefi

BNP Paribas
The group BNP Paribas victim of a computer breakdown Le Figaro
BNP Paribas bank affected by a national computer failure Le Parisien

Degroof Petercam Asset Management
Belgian Asset Manager Names Swiss Head

Ingenico Group
BS PAYONE, Ingenico Retail assets in DACH merge operations Verdict

NN Group
NN Group completes acquisition of Aegon parts De Telegraaf
NN Group completed the purchase of the Aegon Life Insurance Company E15


Banco de Portugal evaluates loan recommendations until June Jornal de Negócios
Banks condemn Deco petition on commissions Jornal de Negócios
Government wants to limit liens on bank accounts to debt value Jornal de Negócios
Citi believes that Unicaja will pay a 32% premium for Liberbank Expansión

Banco Santander
Santander adds 12 years to the podium of investment banking in Spain Expansión

Ex-IMF boss Rato blames Bank of Spain in Bankia trial Reuters
Rato hides in the fact that the Bank of Spain controlled them with up to 15 inspectors in Bankia Expansión

BBVA invests in a US startup of invisible payment technology Europa Press
Manuel Jove takes over 100% of the real estate company he launched with BBVA Expansión

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral
Montepio opens banking branches in locations where CGD has closed Jornal de Negócios

Novo Banco
ECB frustrates Novo Banco in easing capital requirements Jornal de Negócios
Novo Banco President says problems persist but on a smaller scale Dinheiro Vivo


Banca Carige
Banca Carige Lays Out Action Plan to Avoid State Intervention Bloomberg News
Italy sets up 1.3 billion euro fund to cover Carige rescue costs Reuters
Italy's ailing Banca Carige to seek state bonds guarantee Financial Times
Italy government support for Carige is temporary: PM Reuters
Carige commissioners told unions no M&A partner at present-sources Reuters

Banca Mediolanum
Banca Mediolanum, brilliant end of the year MF

FinecoBank closes a record year MF

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa allies with Orbian to support the supply chains Il Sole 24 Ore


Banks hesitate to raise mortgage rates SvD Näringsliv
Norwegians pulled the card for 642 billion in 2018 Dagens Næringsliv

Danske Bank
Bank expert on confidential e-mails in Danske Bank's white case: Whistleblower has drawn the wrong picture Finans


Banks borrowed from the Central Bank more than 150 billion rubles repo Vedomosti
Insurers are preparing to announce new tariffs OSAGO Vedomosti
UPDATE 2-Romanian bank governor warns new tax could affect policy flexibility Reuters

Gazprombank updates the team Kommersant

Central Bank increased the secrecy of Promsvyazbank Kommersant

Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Ziraat Bankası
Turkey's Ziraat to Help Citizens Pay Off Their Credit Card Debts Bloomberg News

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