Latest articles from Western Europe

bank of cyprus

Cyprus’s banks keep calm and carry on

February 23, 2022

The country’s banking sector has shown strength and resilience by offloading problem assets during the pandemic and maintaining improved compliance and regulatory standards.

A strong year for European equity issuance

February 15, 2022

Last year saw a significant increase in equity raising across Europe’s equity market in a bid to fuel the continent’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

Equity issuance 1502
Constantinos Petrides Cyprus Minister of Finance

Cyprus looks to life beyond Covid

February 14, 2022

Cyprus’s finance minister talks to The Banker about how the country’s economy has coped during the pandemic and the recovery ahead. 

Market volatility

High-grade corporates 'riskiest asset class' in credit amid QE unwind

February 7, 2022

High-grade corporate borrowers are most at risk to the tightening of monetary policy, with an increase in supply but lower demand. Burhan Khadbai reports.

ING

Is Europe’s primary dealership model fit to last?

January 24, 2022

Recent high-profile exits from primary dealerships across Europe have reignited the debate on whether this model is sustainable for banks.

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’.

glow 1

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. 

Robert Swaak

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. 

free
to read

Corporate Statement

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.

Sponsored by
National Bank of Greece
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.

What impact did the global pandemic have on banks?

Top 1000 World Banks ranking

Request a demonstration to The Banker Database

Join our community

The Banker on Twitter