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Illimity CEO focused on opportunities in SME banking space

August 5, 2020

Corrado Passera, the founder and CEO of digital bank Illimity, believes focus is important and has identified potential among small and medium-sized companies, clients he claims traditional banks have underestimated.

Liliana Fratini Passi teaser

What Italy can learn from the rise in digital payments

May 26, 2020

With pandemic driving online activity, the financial sector should support businesses’ digital infrastructure.

Silvia Attanasio teaser

ABI brings Italian banks onto the blockchain

March 4, 2020

The head of innovation at the Italian banking association talks about a real-life application of distributed ledger technology to drive efficiency in an interbank reconciliation process.

Giovanni Tria teaser

Italy’s finance minister eyes China as Europe tensions grow

June 3, 2019

Italy’s finance minister talks to The Banker about his government’s disagreements with Europe and advancing Italian involvement in China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Mirko Bianchi teaser

Recovering UniCredit makes return to form with bond bonanza

May 1, 2019

UniCredit's restructuring programme has paid off, enabling the Italian bank to return to the market with a handful of regulatory capital deals.

Why more banks must support the circular economy

March 1, 2019

The circular economy is a disruption to to the business model that Intesa Sanpaolo is supporting, its CEO Carlo Messina writes, and more banks should be doing the same.

Why Italy’s banking problems are Europe’s banking problems

February 1, 2019

Italy’s financial challenges are far from unique, and are in fact shared by some of its neighbours, writes Giorgio Di Giorgio of the Arcelli Centre for Monetary and Financial Studies.

Italian job unfinished, but progress is being made

January 17, 2019
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Italy’s banks have done well to reduce exposure to NPLs in recent years, but there remains much work to be done. Katrien Van Hoof reports.

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Lorenzo Codogno: Why Italy’s budget brings major sustainability risks

January 2, 2019

The Italian coalition government's strategy is unlikely to improve the economy in the long run, says London School of Economics visiting professor Lorenzo Codogno.

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UniCredit leads Italian Schuldschein surge

October 8, 2018

Following Italian tax reforms making it easier to use Schuldschein, UniCredit has led two pioneering deals by corporates wanting to take advantage of the instrument.

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