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ECB Keeps Guidance Change on the Radar for First Half of 2018 Bloomberg News
ECB pays out 1.3 bln euro profit to central banks Reuters
ECB in rare attack on US over dollar The Times
ECB minutes reveal fears over Trump currency wars Financial Times
ECB's Nouy says lacks powers to investigate money laundering Reuters
ECB rejected even token change in policy message at January meeting: minutes Reuters
EU presidency seeks to ease new rules on foreign banks Reuters


UK bid to agree Brexit line faces EU scepticism Financial Times
Annuity firms must tell savers how their rates compare Financial Times
British funds put banks on warning over 'last look' FX trades Reuters
Central Bank issues warning over investment firm The Irish Times
Motor reinsurers harden stance on UK terror cover The Insurance Insider

Advent Underwriting
Beveridge promoted to CEO at Advent Underwriting The Insurance Insider

Allied Irish Banks
AIB's Project Redwood sell-off tests Fianna Fáil's calls to regulate vultures Irish Independent

Barclays says dividend will double as pre-tax profits rise 10 per cent The Times
Barclays CEO Raises Dividend to Appease Investors The Wall Street Journal
BRIEF-Barclays Says Had No Significant Exposure To Steinhoff International Holdings Reuters
BRIEF-Barclays takes 240 million pound provision for alleged FX manipulation Reuters
Barclays grows annual profit by 10 percent, restores dividend Reuters
Barclays investment bank makes first Q4 loss in three years Reuters
Barclays CEO Gets Half His Bonus as Whistle-Blower Affair Hovers Bloomberg News
Barclays swings to net loss of almost £2bn Financial Times
Barclays looks to change the script for new season of stock drama Financial Times
Why Barclays' Promises Are Still for Another Day The Wall Street Journal
BRIEF-British regulator investigating Barclays over debt collections Reuters
Barclays reveals big gender pay gaps across UK banking group The Guardian
Women in Barclays investment bank earn half as much on average as men Reuters

Clear Insurance Management
High net worth specialist Clear Insurance seeks backing The Insurance Insider Group
Go Compare snaps up former Facebook director Post

HSBC Holdings
HSBC caps back-office bonuses for thousands despite profit bounce Financial Times
BRIEF-HSBC Says Phillip Ameen, Joachim Faber And John Lipsky To Retire As Non-Exec Directors Reuters

Lloyd's of London
Claims a priority for Tom: Lloyd's COO The Insurance Insider
Cyber market is 'frustratingly immature': Beale The Insurance Insider Group
Moneysupermarket tumbles after strategy rejig Financial Times
Money Supermaket insurance segment up 12% at year end Post

RSA Insurance Group
RSA UK commercial book sees COR deteriorate to 108% Post
RSA's 2017 profit rises despite UK downturn The Insurance Insider
RSA Insurance posts record profitability in 2017 Financial Times
UPDATE 2-RSA's Hester sees higher shareholder payouts after 2017 profit beat Reuters
RSA posts above-forecast 663 mln stg op profit in 2017 Reuters
RSA weathers hurricane damage to raise payout The Times

Standard Life Aberdeen
Standard Life Aberdeen to quit insurance in £3bn deal Financial Times
Phoenix in talks over $4 billion purchase of Standard Life Aberdeen unit: source Reuters
Standard Life Aberdeen chairman plots exit amid £3bn Phoenix deal Sky News
Standard Life Aberdeen starts chairman search as Sir Gerry eyes exit The Daily Telegraph

Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association
British ship insurer Steamship opts for Dutch hub as Brexit hedge Reuters

XL Catlin
XL Catlin strengthens Zurich emerging market team


President of Tezos Swiss foundation steps down Reuters

Allianz Group
Allianz Worldwide partners with digital payment platform to speed up claims payouts Post

Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall
Schwäbisch Hall wants to issue a Pfandbrief Börsen-Zeitung

BKS Bank
BRIEF-BKS Bank FY Net Income After Taxes Up At EUR 68.0 Mln Reuters

Cembra Money Bank
Cembra Money Bank earns more on credit cards Neue Zürcher Zeitung

BRIEF-Chubb Board To Recommend Annual Dividend Increase At 2018 Shareholders Meeting Reuters

Dero Bank
Bafin applies for legal action Dero Bank slips into bankruptcy Handelsblatt

DZ Bank
Fund company Union Investment is chasing its records Börsen-Zeitung

HSH Nordbank
J.C. Flowers, Cerberus Agree to Buy HSH Nordbank The Wall Street Journal

Munich Re
Munich Re and Bosch partner for Industry 4.0 and IoT Reinsurance News

Schwyzer Kantonalbank
Schwyzer KB: Change of boss in the pension center

Temenos Group
Temenos confident it can accelerate sales at Fidessa: CEO Reuters

UBS Group
UBS's CEO sees successor coming from within: Bilanz Reuters


Cryptocurrencies: Paris is moving towards specific legislation for ICOs Les Echos
French Watchdog Clamps Down on Crypto Trading Bloomberg News
Belgium wants to tax bitcoin by 33% Het Financieele Dagblad

ABN Amro
Two years more for Steven ten Have at ABN Amro Het Financieele Dagblad

Axa puts shareholder remuneration at the top of its agenda Le Figaro
Axa: 2017 net profit up 7% year-on-year Le Figaro
Axa's 2017 profit up ahead of IPO of US business Business Insurance
Axa to decide on possible share buybacks soon after U.S. IPO Reuters
Axa profits outperform ahead of US unit's IPO Financial Times
Insurer AXA's 2017 profit rises ahead of planned IPO of U.S. business Reuters
Axa UK earnings fall in 'volatile environment' Post
Axa Corporate Solutions profit more than halves in 2017 The Insurance Insider

BinckBank loses appeal against fine for misleading advertising Het Financieele Dagblad
BinckBank verliest beroep over AFM-boete De Telegraaf

BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas Asset Management strengthens its private debt team L'Agefi

CNP Assurances
CNP Assurances: net profit growth Le Figaro

Crédit Mutuel Group
Crédit Mutuel wants to accelerate its diversification Les Echos

KBC Group
KBC has acquired its own shares for the first time since 2007 De Tijd
KBC's Czech bank CSOB raises profit by 16 pct in 2017 Reuters
KBC net profit ahead of consensus on Czech gains Reuters

Rabobank further limits the role of local banks Het Financieele Dagblad

SCOR lead by natural disasters Les Echos
Reinsurer Scor posts fourth-quarter profit Business Insurance
Scor continued expansion in 2017, but catastrophes eroded profit Reinsurance News
Investment income boosts Scor Global P&C Q4 profits The Insurance Insider
Retrocession helps shield SCOR from losses, ILS untouched Artemis
BRIEF-Scor FY Gross Written Premiums Up 8.6 pct at 14.79 Billion Euros Reuters

Van Lanschot Kempen
'Van Lanschot Kempen in line with expectations' De Telegraaf
BRIEF-Van Lanschot Kempen Launches Share Buy-Back Programme Reuters

de Volksbank
Volksbank is not hit much harder by 'Basel' than big banks Het Financieele Dagblad


ECB cuts 13 billion euros to buy Portuguese debt Diário de Notícias

Bankia will break the alliances in brick with Cerberus and Lindorff Expansión

BRIEF-Bankinter Proposes To Pay FY17 Final Gross Dividend of 0.0939 Eur/Shr On March 29? Reuters

The board of CaixaBank will vote the distribution of a complementary dividend of 0.08 euros per share on April 13 Europa Press

Grupo Catalana Occidente
Catalana Occidente earns 10% more in 2017 but suffers in life policies Cinco Días

Kutxabank reorganizes the business addresses of its business networks and retailer Europa Press

Santander Totta
Santander receives Euronext premium on transactions in derivatives Jornal Economico

Vall Banc
The Andorran bank Vall Banc plans to invest more than 15 million in the improvement plan of the entity Europa Press


The Development Bank is in operation in late June Naftemporiki

Banca Ifis
BRIEF-Banca Ifis Finances NPL Portfolio Acquisition By Cerberus Affiliate Reuters

Banca Sistema
BRIEF-Banca Sistema Signs Cooperation Agreement With Deutsche Bank Reuters

Intesa Sanpaolo
Intesa Sanpaolo to refinance 11 bln euros in bonds this year-CFO Reuters


UPDATE 1-DNB Markets expects Norges Bank to hike rates earlier than before Reuters
Banks in Scandinavia Rethink Who Should Pay for Equity Research Bloomberg News

Hvidbjerg Bank
BRIEF-Hvidbjerg Bank FY Pre-Tax Profit Up At DKK 17.7?? Million Reuters

Østjydsk Bank
Østjydsk Bank demanded bankruptcy - rival takes over the remains Finans

Vestjysk Bank
Vestjysk Bank Chief Executive: In 2018 agriculture will pull more on write-downs Berlingske Business


Latvian Central Bank Boss Regrets Not Reporting Bribe 'Hint Bloomberg News
UPDATE 1-Romanian minister calls for prosecutor's sacking, graft crackdown under threat Reuters
Ukraine parliament may vote on central bank governor on March 1 Reuters

Troubled Latvian bank faces ECB deadline to avoid closure Reuters
Latvia's ABLV says customers pledged to keep millions on long term deposit Reuters

Albaraka Türk Katilim Bankasi
Albaraka Turk raises $205 million via Tier 1 sukuk Reuters

Bank Rossiya
Mikhail Klishin headed the bank 'Russia'

Citadele Banka
BRIEF-Citadele Banka As Says 2017 FY Group's Net Income Up At EUR 75.4 Mln?? Reuters

Otkritie Financial
'Otkritie' will unite the banking, insurance and retirement business Vedomosti
Russia's Otkritie Bank calls for more central bank backing Reuters

QNB Finansbank
BRIEF-QNB Finansbank To Buy 2.9 Mln Shares Of Its Unit Efinans Elektronik At 20.0 Mln Lira Reuters

Tesla Štedna Banka
Croatia's c-bank files for bankruptcy of Tesla Stedna Banka SEENews

TBC Bank Group
BRIEF-TBC Bank Says FY Net Profit Rises 35.1 Pct Reuters

VTB Bank
VTB Bank (Armenia) embarking on new ambitious development strategy ARKA News Agency
VTB Bank (Armenia) CEO to continue career at Russia's bank Otkritie ARKA News Agency
Russia names VTB Capital as organizer for sovereign Eurobond issue and swap Reuters

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