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Friday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB action on bad loans will gird banks' defences Financial Times
Renzi warns ECB risks more crisis with change to bad loan rules Financial Times
ECB Discussed Options for Scaling Back QE at Last Meeting The Wall Street Journal
Eurozone QE tapering on track for early 2018, accounts confirm The Daily Telegraph
Crypto Coin Sales Get Fresh Regulatory Scrutiny as ECB Weighs In Bloomberg News
EU tries revamp of banking plan, as sceptical Schaeuble leaves Reuters
EU executive to propose gradual introduction of EU deposit scheme to win over Germany - draft Reuters

UK AND IRELAND

Trump opposes EU-UK agri-deal in blow to May's Brexit plans Financial Times
London lord mayor says Dublin top post-Brexit choice for business The Irish Times
BoE's McCafferty welcomes market shift to "late 2017" rate rise Reuters
BOE's New Rate Setters Finally Get Date for Lawmaker Grilling Bloomberg News
Credit card providers profit from five million customers struggling to pay off debts, says FCA chief The Independent
London-based hedge fund Winton suffers worst year since 2012 as profits plunge The Daily Telegraph
Acquisition vehicle J2 raises $1.25 billion in London listing Reuters
Budget windfall from Central Bank profits drying up The Irish Times
Eight out 10 brokers confident over London's post-Brexit prospects Post

Aviva
Aviva snaps up robo start-up to impress time-poor, cash-poor millennials The Daily Telegraph
Aviva acquires majority shareholding in digital investment firm Post

Barclays
UK audit watchdog drops probe of PwC's work for Barclays Financial Times
U.K. Regulator Ends Probe of PwC's Barclays Audits During Crisis Bloomberg News
MOVES-Barclays names Portelli for private bank unit Reuters

HSBC
HSBC Traders Used Code Word to Trigger Front-Running, U.S. Says Bloomberg News

Lloyd's of London
BRIEF-Lloyd's of London says Greg Fleming steps down from position on Lloyd's council? Reuters

Morses Club
Morses revenues rise as doorstep lender benefits from Provident 'woes' Financial Times

Old Mutual
INTERVIEW-Old Mutual may sell China, Latam businesses in break-up Reuters

Randall & Quilter Investment
R&Q raises £45m additional capital to fund growth plans Post

Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Ulster Bank to pay some overcharged customers over €100,000 The Irish Times

Standard Chartered
Standard Chartered Probed on $1.4 Billion Client Transfers Bloomberg News
StanChart faces probes in Guernsey, Singapore over $1.4bn in client transfers Financial Times
Regulators probe Standard Chartered over 1.4 billion dollar transfer: source Reuters

GERMANY, SWITZERLAND AND AUSTRIA

Wall Street moves to Frankfurt as Brexit doubts grow Reuters
German firms told to prepare for a 'very hard' Brexit Sky News
Swiss banks have a negative effect on earnings Börsen-Zeitung

Aareal Bank
Aareal Bank is testing new markets Börsen-Zeitung

Commerzbank
State holds to Commerzbank Börsen-Zeitung

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche AM reshuffles top team ahead of IPO Financial Times
Deutsche Bank is looking for real estate for its funds Börsen-Zeitung

Swiss Re
Japan's MS&AD to invest $1bn in Swiss Re UK unit Financial Times
BRIEF-Swiss Re agrees to 800 mln STG minority investment into its Reassure unit by MS&AD Reuters

FRANCE AND BENELUX

Dutch Regulator Warns Banks and Insurers to Factor in Climate Change Bloomberg News
DNB has a new stress test for large investors in store Het Financieele Dagblad
Dutch finance group TMF picks London for HQ after £1bn flotation The Times

ASR Nederland
BRIEF-ASR Nederland announces plans to issue an inaugural restricted tier 1 capital instrument? Reuters?

BNP Paribas
MOVES-BNP Paribas Asset Management appoints senior sales manager for funds team Reuters
BNP Paribas Securities Services wants to upset the collateral market Les Echos

Crédit Agricole
Credit Agricole to launch its mobile bank at low prices Le Figaro

ING Groep
ING must compensate for damage by badly disguised PINs De Telegraaf

SCOR
BRIEF-Scor Investment Partners raises 500 million euros with the Scor Estate Loans III fund?? Reuters

SPAIN AND PORTUGAL

UPDATE 3-Spain to make it easier for firms to move base from Catalonia as business alarm deepens Reuters

Banco de Sabadell
Spanish lender Sabadell to transfer legal base to Alicante - spokeswoman Reuters
Banco Sabadell moves its registered office to Alicante Europa Press
Sabadell preparing to shift HQ out of Catalonia Financial Times
Board of Sabadell to meet to move HQ from Catalonia - source Reuters

Banco Santander
Santander defies the Catalan conflict with an anti-dollar debt issue in dollars Expansión

CaixaBank
Caixabank to decide on Friday on moving base out of Catalonia-source Reuters
The board of CaixaBank meets today to decide on a possible change of venue Expansión

Liberbank
Liberbank details the roadmap for its capital increase Expansión
Liberbank transforms 82 branches into financial agencies in one year Europa Press

Novo Banco
Novo Banco "secured 1,600 million" in deposits Jornal de Negócios
NB gets 20 lines of debt until 2052 Jornal de Negócios

ITALY AND GREECE

Exclusive: Italy's central bank asks ECB to soften bad-loan plans - source Reuters
ECB lowers emergency funding cap for Greek banks to 32.6 bln euros Reuters
The ELA limit for Greek banks was reduced by 1 billion Kerdos

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Monte Paschi to launch offer to swap retail bondholders' shares Reuters

Banca Popolare di Vicenza
BRIEF-Italy's Popolare Vicenza sells 9 pct of insurer Cattolica to Berkshire Hathaway Reuters

Eurobank Ergasias
UPDATE 1-Greece's Eurobank to sell 1.5 bln euro bad loans pool to Intrum Reuters

Iccrea Banca
Iccrea Banca issued international bonds (XS1696459731) with a 1.5% coupon for EUR 600.0m maturing in 2022 Cbonds

NORDIC COUNTRIES

Tryg
Tryg will create competitive advantage with a new housing app FinansWatch

EASTERN EUROPE

The Ministry of Finance will reduce the tax burden for banks with a revoked license Vedomosti
Russian c.bank head: merger of Otkritie, B&N bank a "workable option" Reuters
Profit of 33.3 billion liras from banks in 8 months Hürriyet
Top Banker Says Hungary May Adopt the Euro Sooner Than Expected Bloomberg News

DenizBank
Fitch Revises Outlooks on Denizbank and Subsidiaries to Positive on Parent Outlook Change Reuters

Eximbank Kazakhstan
Fitch Affirms Eximbank Kazakhstan at 'CCC'; Withdraws Ratings Reuters

Otkritie Holding
Russian online payment processor Qiwi buys Otkritie assets Financial Times
Qiwi bought the brand and software of Rocketbank and "Points" from FC Otkritie Vedomosti

OTP Bank
BRIEF-OTP sees 15 pct ROE in coming yrs - Deputy CEO Reuters

Vnesheconombank
The Central Bank wants to take VEB under supervision Vedomosti

VTB Bank
VTB Bank charged Dmitry Kostygin with 652 million rubles Vedomosti
UPDATE 1-Russia's VTB Capital says it's not bidding for Brazil airport Reuters

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.