Latest articles from Italy

Mediolanum tops performance ranking for Italian banks

July 4, 2022

Italian lenders are on track for a good recovery after being hit hard by Covid-19, but they still face several risks. 

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’.

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.

Mid-tier Italian lenders squeezed by limited business models

July 21, 2021

Reliance on net interest income as a key driver of operating revenue could lead to ongoing profitability weakness.

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Are Italy’s NPL woes set to return?

July 2, 2021

A government-backed securitisation scheme has helped turn Italian banks’ balance sheets around. But as Covid-19 support measures ease, bad loans are expected to rise.

BancoPosta leads Italian banks impressive Top 1000 performance

June 18, 2021

By shoring up their capital levels before the pandemic, Italy’s banks weathered the worst of the economic slump.

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The impact of Italy’s €235bn recovery plan on banks

May 28, 2021

Ambitious scheme seeks to boost growth and drive reforms, but it will require sustained political support.


UniCredit readies itself for an uncertain future

March 24, 2021

Chairman Pier Carlo Padoan on takeovers, bad loans and the need to have more women in the workforce.


Italy's banks brace amid new political upheaval

February 3, 2021

As Mario Draghi seeks to form a new government, the banking system must cope with a deep recession and political turmoil.

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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.

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