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Alberto De Paoli

Enel: zero emissions and fully ‘electrified’ by 2040

January 7, 2022

The sustainable finance pioneer has big plans to cut carbon emissions — both its own and its customers’.

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Financing the digital foundations of the future economy

January 4, 2022

Digital connectivity is at the heart of the modern economy and will play an even greater role in the future. Digital infrastructure, and its financing, has a crucial role in supporting that future. 

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ABN Amro makes an ‘orderly’ return to profitability

December 22, 2021

Sustainability and a client-centric focus are key areas for CEO Robert Swaak as he continues to push ABN Amro into a new phase. 

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National Bank of Greece (NBG) leads the transformation of the Greek banking sector

December 14, 2021

NBG was the first Greek bank to embark on a large-scale transformation. Three years into its implementation, our transformation programme has developed into a competitive advantage, introducing a new effective way of working at NBG.

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Carlo Messina

Sustainability top of mind for Intesa Sanpaolo

November 30, 2021

Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s biggest bank by assets following the merger with UBI Banca, talks to The Banker about Italy’s economic rally, the bank’s job in supporting the recovery and the role ESG will play in its new strategic plan.

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EU finalisation of Basel III leaves banks concerned

November 15, 2021

European Commission’s proposals to better insulate EU banks from shocks have been met by the industry with concerns.

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US and UK banks bask in stellar third quarter results

November 12, 2021

Surge in profits driven by pandemic rebound and M&A bonanza unlikely to last, say analysts.

Mortgages at Swiss banks rise as house prices jump

November 11, 2021

The four largest banks in the country have seen a steady increase in mortgage holdings over the past five years.

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Natwest vs the FCA: are retail banks fighting a losing battle?

November 3, 2021

UK financial watchdog has shown it will use criminal rather than just civil regulatory powers to go after a bank that has fallen short on compliance.

ROE continues to fall at Danish banks

October 21, 2021

Danske Bank, the country’s largest lender by Tier 1 capital, saw return on equity drop to 2.7% in 2020.

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