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Britain, EU locked in talks as Brexit vote nears Reuters
'Just one more push' to get Brexit, May urges EU Reuters
EU's Barnier makes last ditch Brexit offer, Britain 'not impressed' Reuters
ECB rate hike bets pushed back to late-2020, money markets show Reuters
ECB needs to take its time to prepare new bank loans: Nowotny Reuters
ECB papers over euro zone cracks with more bank loans Reuters
EU lowers capital requirements for insurers' corporate investment Reuters
EU investment rebounds to level before 2008 financial crash Financial Times
UBS, StanChart agree to settle 2009 Hong Kong IPO misconduct case: regulator's counsel Reuters


Brexit vote must be put on hold, MPs warn Theresa May The Times
No majority in British parliament for second Brexit referendum: Reuters analysis Reuters
Banks sound alert to prevent Brexit trading mayhem The Sunday Times
BoE tightens bank liquidity buffers before Brexit Financial Times
Brexit fallout on UK finance intensifies - think tank Reuters
British banks commit to invest more in women entrepreneurs Reuters
BoE forces Visa to use PwC for independent review on outage Financial Times
UPDATE 2-Bank of England tells Visa Europe to hire PwC after 2018 outage Reuters
Bank of England orders Visa reforms after failure chaos The Times
UK peer-to-peer lender put on regulator's watchlist Financial Times
Invesco blockchain ETF to launch on London Stock Exchange Financial Times
Hundreds of finance companies leave UK to cope with Brexit chaos Financial News
Frontrunner for Central Bank chief job warns Brexit not only risk to Irish economy Irish Independent

AIB Group
Colin Hunt takes over as new AIB chief executive The Irish Times

Bank of Ireland Group
BOI prepares sale of up to €800m in bad loans Irish Independent

Beazley expands environmental liability coverage Reinsurance News

Charter Court
U.K.'s Charter Court Confirms Merger Talks with OneSavings Bank Bloomberg News
OneSavings in advanced talks to take over rival Charter Court Financial Times
Challenger banks in talks about £1.6bn merger Sky News

Mastercard drops bid for UK's Earthport Reuters

Funding Circle
Losses increase by 40% at Funding Circle The Times

Hermes Investment Management
Hermes sets up in Frankfurt and Copenhagen ahead of Brexit Financial News

HSBC promotes 11 to managing director in European trading business Financial News
HSBC chokes on stake in Jamie's Italian The Sunday Times

London Capital & Finance
Revealed: bosses tangled in web of collapsed lender London Capital & Finance The Sunday Times

Non-Standard Finance
UPDATE 1-Non-Standard Finance still has sights set on rival Provident after rejected bid Reuters
NSF losses fall as it seeks support for Provident takeover Financial Times
Provident suitor Non-Standard Finance defends guarantor loans The Times
City regulator warns lender over plans for shake-up at Provident Financial The Times

Under-fire digital bank Revolut bolsters its governance Financial Times


Germany's Two Shrinking Banks May Get Closer to a Merger Bloomberg News
German bank chief Sewing gets mandate for contacts with Commerzbank Handelsblatt

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank's woes force boss to explore Commerzbank merger Financial Times
CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Deutsche Bank management board agrees to Commerzbank merger talks –source Reuters
Berlin backs Deutsche Bank merger despite risk of shortfall: sources Reuters

Deutsche Börse
Clara Christina Streit is to join the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse Handelsblatt

Munich Re
Munich Re's ERGO to sell four more European units to EIG Reinsurance News

Fintech wants to buy Frankfurter Bank

Swissquote Group
Swissquote in Asia Expansion Bid
Swissquote invests in growth Finanz und Wirtschaft
Swissquote strengthens the management
Swissquote closes in 2018 with a profit increase Neue Zürcher Zeitung

UBS Group
Women bankers criticise UBS over maternity leave cuts to bonuses Financial Times

Wirecard Expects Final Report on Fraud Allegations Soon Bloomberg News
Processor Wirecard signals early resolution of allegations in Singapore Handelsblatt

Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich CEO in line for bumper pay day when shares vest in April Reuters


France considering raising bank capital buffer - Villeroy Reuters

Tax litigation relegates April's recovery to the background L'Agefi

Banque Palatine
Banque Palatine publishes results encumbered by its computer migration L'Agefi

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas' future customer service center worries unions L'Agefi
BNP Paribas: "No hacking at the origin of the breakdown", ensures management Le Parisien

'Lawyers Oslo Børs view options against Euronext' De Telegraaf


Spanish banks foresee mergers due to the delay in raising interest rates Expansión
BES creditors have until today to make credit claims Jornal Económico

Banco Santander
Santander declares capital gains of 400 million in Bank of Shanghai 9 months after leaving China Expansión

An OPA on Garanti would subtract 2,954 million from BBVA's capital Expansión
Allianz, Liberty and Generali bid to ally with BBVA in insurance Expansión

Caixa Geral de Depósitos
Hearings to EY, Carlos Costa and Vítor Constâncio on Caixa Geral de Depósitos were postponed Expresso

Mapfre expects to reach 30,000 million euros in revenue in 2021 Europa Press
Mapfre approves to distribute a dividend of 0.145 euros per share charged to 2018 Europa Press

Montepio Geral – Associação Mutualista
Tomás Correia may leave Montepio Group leadership in the coming days Expresso


Visco, banking system held up to crisis ANSA

Banca Ifis
Banca Ifis, surprisingly Fürstenberg silura after 24 years ad Bossi Il Sole 24 Ore

Banca Mediolanum
Former ItalianPM Berlusconi probed for corruption in Mediolanum case: source Reuters

Cassa depositi e prestiti
Tim: Cdp rises to 8.7% ANSA

Cooperative Bank of Chania
The dependency of Chania Bank on ELA is zero Naftemporiki


Norway wealth fund says exclusions will affect 1.2 pct of its equity holdings Reuters
Sweden's decision on joining Europe bank union linked to euro membership -regulator Reuters

Danske Bank
Danske Laundering Contagion Feeds a New Fear in Borderless EU Bloomberg News
Danske Bank acquires new head of alternative investments in Pension Denmark Finans Watch

EQT Partners
EQT co-founder leaves to set up socially responsible fund Financial Times

Gjensidige Forsikring
Gjensidige down in four countries E24

Swedbank under shareholder scrutiny over money-laundering report Reuters
Swedbank says informed about complaint by anti-corruption investor Browder Reuters


UPDATE 1-Bulgaria central bank nominates new deputy governor to oversee banks Reuters
Romanian government moves forward with sovereign wealth fund plan, despite critics Reuters
Turkey imposes cap on state banks' deposit rates for public institutions Reuters
The CSSD wants to negotiate with the YES to raise the tax for banks by six percent ČTK
UPDATE 1-Czech central banker denies actions at turn of 2018/19 to stabilise crown Reuters

mBank leasing unit buys rival for PLN 31.6 mln PAP
mBank is strengthened in leasing Rzeczpospolita

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