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Standard Chartered launches its ‘first-ever digital bank in Africa’

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Mar 2018

Standard Chartered Bank has unveiled a digital operation in Côte d’Ivoire that it says represents its “first-ever digital bank in Africa”, and retained one of the country’s…

Singapore fines StanChartered entities for money-laundering breaches

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Mar 2018

The Monetary Authority of Singapore today said it has imposed penalties of S$5.2m ($3.95m, £2.8m, €3.2m)  on Standard Chartered Bank’s Singapore branch, and S$1.2m  on Standard Chartered…

Estonia’s LHV Bank opening London branch to cater to intermediaries, fintechs

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Mar 2018

LHV Bank, Estonia’s largest domestic financial group, is opening a branch in London this month, after having obtained the necessary approvals from the UK’s financial regulator. In a…

Former DIFC and DFSA chief dies

By: Gary Robinson | 07 Mar 2018

Abdullah Mohammed Saleh, a respected and well-known United Arab Emirates financial services figure, has died according to local reports. Saleh, pictured above, had played a pivotal role…

IoM 2017 banking data show further decline in deposits, banks

By: IoM Banks | 06 Mar 2018

Deposits in Isle of Man-licensed deposit-taking banks fell by £7.03bn, or 16.41%, to £35.81bn in the year to the end of December, as the number of institutions fell…

BGL BNP Paribas to acquire ABN Amro Bank Luxembourg

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 21 Feb 2018

BGL BNP Paribas, the Luxembourg subsidiary of French financial group BNP Paribas, has agreed to acquire ABN Amro Bank (Luxembourg) and its ABN Amro Life arm from…

Australia regulator extracts another A$21.4m compensation from five largest Oz banks

By: Helen Burggraf | 20 Feb 2018

An ongoing Australian Securities & Investments Commission investigation has seen in Australia’s five largest banking groups  paying another A$21.4m (US$16.9m, £12.1m) in compensation to customers who suffered…

Butterfield to acquire Deutsche’s banking, custody biz in Cayman, Channel Islands

By: Helen Burggraf | 19 Feb 2018

The Bank of NT Butterfield & Son is to acquire Deutsche Bank’s banking and custody businesses in the Cayman Islands, Jersey and Guernsey, the Bermuda-based institution  founded…

Report finds bancassurance partnerships a vehicle for global growth

By: Helen Burggraf | 13 Feb 2018

Insurance companies looking to expand their businesses internationally may wish to consider agreeing “bancassurance” deals with major banks in the markets they’re interested in, Finaccord, the market…

‘Accidental Americans’ in France looking to French gov’t for help

By: Helen Burggraf | 12 Feb 2018

A group of French citizens who – as they insist on putting it – the US government considers to be Americans as well are looking to rally the…

Bank of England likely to raise interest rates in May

By: Christopher Copper-Ind | 08 Feb 2018

In its quarterly inflation report published today, the Bank of England warned that future increases to interest rates will be larger and more frequent in future. The…

Aussie commission issues report critical of country’s banks, advice standards

By: Helen Burggraf | 07 Feb 2018

An major inquiry into Australia’s banking and financial services industry has found significant problems in the way the country’s consumers are being looked after in a number…

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