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Monday's headlines, Financials edition

ECB Acts to Ensure Glitch-Free Journey to Smooth QE Conclusion Bloomberg News
Politics will come into play when it's finally game over for ECB's Super Mario Irish Independent
Mifid's calm start belies research 'devils in detail' Financial Times
Machine learning helps banks cut fraud and prep stress tests Financial Times
Big insurers convert disrupters to collaborators Financial Times


Transition deal offers no relief to City of London Financial Times
City warns on EU deal The Sunday Times
Brexit forecasting plan could delay Budget The Daily Telegraph
BoE to update banks on Brexit transition agreement next week Financial Times
After transition deal, Bank of England to update its Brexit approach next week Reuters
Corbyn's City minister calls bankers 'a public good' after Labour leader's attacks The Daily Telegraph
David Davis: UK will not have a Norway-style relationship with the EU City A.M.
London remains on top of the world for global financial services says major report City A.M.
Brexit: City pragmatists try to look beyond the unknowns Financial Times
Senior managers fear being left on the hook under new rules Financial Times
BOE Experiments With Anonymous Applications to Improve Diversity Bloomberg News
Ombudsman must clean up act before expanding reach The Times
JPMorgan reveals UK gender pay gap Financial Times
Men earn double at JP Morgan investment bank The Sunday Times
Cloud-based insurtech eyes up US MGA market following €2.2m funding round Post
ETFs win converts among institutional investors Financial Times
Former AIB boss David Duffy named as England 'fintech envoy' The Irish Times
Irish fintech start-up Plynk faces funding crisis The Irish Times
Plynk co-founder says Irish tech startup will overcome 'cash crunch' Irish Independent

AA sends sacked boss on his way The Sunday Times

MOVES-Aon UK appoints Nathan Shanaghy as COO Reuters

Ascent Underwriting
Ascent Underwriting names James Weatherstone as non-executive chairman Reinsurance News

Investors welcome Aviva climbdown on preference shares Financial Times

Bank of Ireland Group
Bank of Ireland reshuffles board at its UK business Irish Independent

The publicity-shy corporate raider stalking Barclays Financial Times
Raider Ed Bramson leaves Barclays to sweat over his biggest bet yet The Guardian
Barclays set to fight off break-up attempts The Daily Telegraph
Barclays draws up contingency plans as it awaits the next move from activist investor Edward Bramson City A.M.
Iain Dey: Barclays boss left swinging in the breeze The Times

British United Provident Association
Bupa boss Evelyn Bourke to boost mental health treatments The Sunday Times

Cambridge & Counties Bank
Top marks for Cambridge college-owned bank which delivers 35 per cent profit hike City A.M.

Charleville Credit Union
Mallow Credit Union to buy Charleville loans The Irish Times

HSBC Holdings
HSBC and Phase Eight are topping the gender pay gap list, but around two thirds of companies are yet to report with the deadline approaching City A.M.

Jupiter Fund Management
Jupiter struck by heavy outflows and underperformance Financial Times

Two European Banks Provide U.K. Online Lender With $191 Million Bloomberg News

Metro Bank
Metro Bank chief cashes in £2.5m Financial Times

RSA Insurance Group
RSA chief executive Stephen Hester pockets nearly £5m after strong 2017 for the insurer City A.M.

Standard Life Aberdeen
Aberdeen Standard sues Provident Financial in Vanquis credit card dispute The Times


Fintech lending platform Loanboox eyes French expansion
Goldman Sachs Germany boss wants to hire new employees Handelsblatt

Austrian Anadi Bank
Bawag's successor: Anadi Bank is toying with the post office DiePresse

Credit Suisse Group
Credit Suisse boosts management pay under revamped plan Financial Times

Deutsche Bank
Deutsche Bank floats asset management arm despite shaky markets Financial Times

UBS Group
UBS Eyes Small Deals as Ermotti Sees Bank Consolidation in 2018 Bloomberg News
UBS Wealth Management lands mega-group from JPMorgan's private bank Reuters


Dutch regulator offers escape route from contentious cost rules Financial Times
Insurer does not have to pay for nightmares
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Ageas Portugal with profits of 99 million Jornal de Negócios

Record Bank
Record Bank clients find themselves at the heart of a legal battle with ING L'Echo


Puigdemont, arrested in Germany after driving from Denmark El País
Spain Catalonia: Mass protests after Germany detains Puigdemont BBC
Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested in Germany City A.M.
The bad bank lost almost 600 million last year El País
Goldman Sachs places Unicaja and Sabadell a shot away from takeover offer Expansión
Denizen launches first account with fee-free cross-border payments Financial Times
S & P improves the rating of Spain because Catalonia has not slowed growth Expansión
Bank of Portugal: It is "priority" to have in-depth knowledge of Portuguese fintechs Jornal de Negócios

Banco Santander
Santander ups dividend but is heckled over Popular acquisition Reuters
Santander will distribute a complementary dividend of 0.06 euros per share on May 2 Europa Press
Botín: "Santander will recover the 100% cash dividend in 2019" Expansión
The Santander board approves the appointments of Cardoso de Souza and Ramiro Mato Europa Press
Santander will eliminate the salary gap in 2025 Expansión

Liberbank does not intend to present a binding offer by Banco Caixa Geral Europa Press


Alpha Bank
Alpha: Non-wage costs "block" employment growth Kerdos
Alpha Bank: Completion of the transfer of non-performing and non-collateralised retail loans Naftemporiki

Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena
Italy's Treasury says has no concerns about Monte dei Paschi Reuters
Mps, Mef: no increase in sight and the title dates from the historical minimum Milano Finanza

Banca Popolare di Sondrio
BRIEF-Banca Popolare Di Sondrio Proposes Dividend Of EUR 0.07 /shr Reuters
Popolare Sondrio, the profit leaps by 61% Milano Finanza

Eurobank Ergasias
Eurobank: Increase after six years of self-employed without staff Naftemporiki

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo in talks with various parties on bad loans sale Reuters

MOVES-Cerberus hires former UniCredit executive as senior adviser Reuters

Unipol Gruppo
Unipol approved the financial statements and the sale of 63.4% of Arca Vita to UnipolSai
Mediobanca, the reorganization paves the way for a merger of Unipol into Unipol Sai Milano Finanza


Sweden Is Becoming a Haven for Cryptojackers Bloomberg News

Danske Bank
Danske Bank completely blocks trading of crypto currencies Finans

BRIEF-DNB: The Board asks the general meeting for an authorisation to repurchase up to 3.5 pct of own share Reuters

Nordea Bank
Sweden powerless when Nordea moves SvD Näringsliv
Nordeakunder meets with empty accounts Sydsvenskan


UPDATE 2-Russia cuts main interest rate, aims to complete easing cycle by end of 2018 Reuters
The Central Bank cut the key rate for the fifth time in a row
The Central Bank reduced the key rate to 7.25% Vedomosti
Association "Russia" invited all banking communities to unite Vedomosti

Idea Bank
BRIEF-Idea Bank Plans To Follow KNF Guidelines, Transfer FY 2017 Net Profit To Supplementary Capital Reuters

Sberbank of Russia
Sberbank leaves Turkey Kommersant

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