The European Banking News Network http://eubankers.net/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 07:08:46 GMT part of MediaG8way Group http://eubankers.net/ http://eubankers.net/assets/images/logo.png The European Banking News Network KohanaPHP WH Ireland reports 40 percent increase in wealth planning revenue News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59096/wh-ireland-reports-40-percent-increase-in-wealth-planning-revenue Our private company initiative, the Investor Forum, has gained significant momentum and we expect this new initiative to enhance the revenue growth prospects of this division during the forthcoming year. Wealth and Asset Management Standard Life Aberdeen faces heavy institutional redemptions News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59097/standard-life-aberdeen-faces-heavy-institutional-redemptions “Standard Life Aberdeen is making good progress towards creating a world-class investment company. The integration of Aberdeen Standard Investments is on track and we are delighted with the way the teams are coming together to deliver for clients. Wealth and Asset Management National advice firm acquires Bristol IFA News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59102/national-advice-firm-acquires-bristol-ifa CEO will join the senior management team Wealth and Asset Management OMGI's Buxton set to announce £550m buyout with backing from TA Associates News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59106/omgiamp039s-buxton-set-to-announce-amppound550m-buyout-with-backing-from-ta-associates £25bn single strategy business Wealth and Asset Management Santander to buy Deutsche Bank’s private and retail banking business in Poland News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59110/santander-to-buy-deutsche-bankamprsquos-private-and-retail-banking-business-in-poland A total of 113 branches and 1,500 staff will migrate to Santander as part of the deal. Wealth and Asset Management Office Spotlight: Canaccord Genuity Wealth Management, Jersey News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59080/office-spotlight-canaccord-genuity-wealth-management-jersey Q&A with Andre de Gruchy Wealth and Asset Management Winners of Private Banker International Switzerland Awards 2017 revealed News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59026/winners-of-private-banker-international-switzerland-awards-2017-revealed The Outstanding Family Office Proposition award went to Stonehage Fleming, while REYL & Cie took home the Outstanding Boutique Private Bank. Wealth and Asset Management EFG International successfully concludes BSI integration News Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58973/efg-international-successfully-concludes-bsi-integration The process included six legal integrations and nine IT migrations on a global basis Wealth and Asset Management Vontobel sells Liechtenstein operation News Team Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58920/vontobel-sells-liechtenstein-operation The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018, subject to regulatory approval being granted. Wealth and Asset Management Banca Generali Wins Two Prestigious Awards From Global Brands Magazine - Best Private Banking Brand, Italy & Best CEO - Private Banking, Italy News Team Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58925/banca-generali-wins-two-prestigious-awards-from-global-brands-magazine-best-private-banking-brand-italy-ampamp-best-ceo-private-banking-italy Banca Generali, is a leading banking group in Italy, has recently won two Global Brand Magazine Awards. They were awarded as a winner for the Best Private Banking Brand, Italy & Mr. Gian Maria Mossa as Best CEO - Private Banking, Italy. Wealth and Asset Management CS Poaches from Deutsche Bank News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59088/cs-poaches-from-deutsche-bank The hire is the latest in a series of notable equities moves this year for the Swiss bank Executive Moves Credit Suisse Promotes 166 Employees to Managing Director Level News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59089/credit-suisse-promotes-166-employees-to-managing-director-level Thiam has said that bankers shouldn’t expect big raises for this year. Executive Moves Northern Trust hires experienced manager to drive alternative investment business News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59063/northern-trust-hires-experienced-manager-to-drive-alternative-investment-business Chan joined Northern Trust from SS&C GlobeOp where he was a senior director in business development. Executive Moves Andersen Global Expands Presence in Germany News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59062/andersen-global-expands-presence-in-germany Led by Partners Renate Müller and Michael Thierhoff, Thierhoff Müller will join the existing team in Germany on January 1, 2018 Executive Moves Aegon Supervisory Board Chairman Rob Routs to step down at next AGM News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59073/aegon-supervisory-board-chairman-rob-routs-to-step-down-at-next-agm Supervisory Board has elected William Connelly as its next Chairman. Executive Moves Platform supremo rejoins Old Mutual Wealth News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59076/platform-supremo-rejoins-old-mutual-wealth He will be responsible for promoting the Old Mutual Wealth Platform customer and adviser propositions in the UK, including pensions, investments and protection. Executive Moves Pictet hires L/S specialist for $8.3bn total return unit News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59078/pictet-hires-ls-specialist-for-83bn-total-return-unit The company, which focused on European long/short funds in the large-cap space, announced its closure in June 2017 following over 11 years of operating Executive Moves Partners Capital makes series of senior promotions News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59079/partners-capital-makes-series-of-senior-promotions Four other promotions from Senior Principal to Managing Director were announced. Executive Moves CentralNic appoints Vladimir Vano as Group Economist and Head of Communications for Slovakia News Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59043/centralnic-appoints-vladimir-vano-as-group-economist-and-head-of-communications-for-slovakia He is a regular external university lecturer, and a regular speaker in international professional conferences. Executive Moves Aldermore hires City veteran as chair following £1.1bn FirstRand deal News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59048/aldermore-hires-city-veteran-as-chair-following-amppound11bn-firstrand-deal Aldermore shareholders voted the takeover through last week, with the deal expected to close early next year. Executive Moves FCA fines investment company over inside information breach News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59100/fca-fines-investment-company-over-inside-information-breach This is the first fine the FCA has imposed on an AIM company for late disclosure following the introduction of MAR on 3 July 2016. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Russia's Promsvyazbank agrees to bailout by central bank -sources News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59091/russiaamp039s-promsvyazbank-agrees-to-bailout-by-central-bank-sources A central bank representative, in response to a written request for comment and phone calls, said the bank had no comment. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Herbert Smith Freehills - Financial regulation update St. James's Place Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59098/herbert-smith-freehills-financial-regulation-update FCA enforcement: disclosure of inside information, AIM company Legal, Regulation & Compliance Gibraltar: Distributed Ledger Technology Regulatory Framework (DLT framework) News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59104/gibraltar-distributed-ledger-technology-regulatory-framework-dlt-framework Firms seeking to apply are encouraged to speak to one of the local advisors as soon as possible. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Mourant Ozannes advises on takeover of LSE-Listed MarketTech Holdings Limited News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59105/mourant-ozannes-advises-on-takeover-of-lse-listed-markettech-holdings-limited We are proud to have advised LabTech and worked alongside onshore counsel Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP". Legal, Regulation & Compliance Dutch asset manager Robeco to adopt Korea’s stewardship code News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59111/dutch-asset-manager-robeco-to-adopt-koreaamprsquos-stewardship-code Prior to Robeco, Hong Kong-based investment firm Oasis Management Company and U.S. investment firm Dalton Investments LLC officially announced to support Korea’s stewardship code Legal, Regulation & Compliance Doubts remain over asset manager preparedness for Mifid II News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59112/doubts-remain-over-asset-manager-preparedness-for-mifid-ii If firms have made no real attempt to be ready for the regulation, the FCA has said it could take enforcement action against them. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Dutch Unit Of Russia’s Alfa Bank Raided In Money Laundering Inquiry News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59113/dutch-unit-of-russiaamprsquos-alfa-bank-raided-in-money-laundering-inquiry Amsterdam Trade Bank is suspected of violating anti-money laundering laws by withholding information on “unusual transactions” made by clients Legal, Regulation & Compliance FCA and PRA consultations on extension of SMCR Herbert Smith Freehills Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59058/fca-and-pra-consultations-on-extension-of-smcr The FCA and PRA have published consultations relating to the extension of the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR). The date for the implementation of the new rules will be announced and set by HM Treasury (HMT) in due course. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Private investments in Cyprus – a bright future News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59064/private-investments-in-cyprus-ampndash-a-bright-future This has restored Cyprus's reputation among private investors as an investment hub that offers a vast array of opportunities. Legal, Regulation & Compliance Robot investigators 'could be used to examine documents in criminal cases' News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59085/robot-investigators-amp039could-be-used-to-examine-documents-in-criminal-casesamp039 Decision comes after technology was used to analyse cache of 30 million documents disclosed by Rolls-Royce during major investigation FinTech German exchange Deutsche Boerse mulls launch of European bitcoin futures News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59087/german-exchange-deutsche-boerse-mulls-launch-of-european-bitcoin-futures German exchange Deutsche Boerse looking at launching bitcoin futures trading. FinTech Banks Lead Industry Preparations for MiFID II Reporting of OTC Derivatives Reference Data News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59066/banks-lead-industry-preparations-for-mifid-ii-reporting-of-otc-derivatives-reference-data Contract Submissions Suggest Changing Profile of DSB User Base FinTech Funds complete first secondary market securities trade on ILSBlockchain set up by Guernsey ICC News Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58999/funds-complete-first-secondary-market-securities-trade-on-ilsblockchain-set-up-by-guernsey-icc Solidum Re Director Cedric Edmonds said the trade was created, executed and confirmed on the ILSBlockchain in a matter of minutes. FinTech German challenger Penta comes out of private beta News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59027/german-challenger-penta-comes-out-of-private-beta Penta is funded by a number of senior banking executives from the UK and Germany, such as Richard Davies formerly the head of business banking and digital propositions globally at HSBC. FinTech Deutsche Bank: Blockchain Opportunities Are 'Huge' News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58968/deutsche-bank-blockchain-opportunities-are-amp039hugeamp039 While blockchain technology is promising, cryptocurrencies are less so, according to the presentation. FinTech Investing together for growth News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58995/investing-together-for-growth Growth Capital Ventures is bringing new and exciting investment opportunities to a wider range of investors. FinTech Danske Bank's Wealth Management Robot Now Has 11,500 Clients News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58958/danske-bankamp039s-wealth-management-robot-now-has-11500-clients Customers encountering June for the first time are asked how much they want to invest (the limit is 1 million kroner, or about $160,000 per person). FinTech France to allow blockchain for trading News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58960/france-to-allow-blockchain-for-trading Several Asian nations have announced bans on using cryptocurrencies for trade purposes, including South Korea ruling out bitcoin for derivative products FinTech Innovation: Keeping speed with change News Team Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58882/innovation-keeping-speed-with-change Multrees is partnering with the University of Surrey’s Centre for the Digital Economy to solve everyday problems for clients in the wealth management sector. FinTech BlackRock fund launch streak continues News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59095/blackrock-fund-launch-streak-continues The fund will be Luxembourg domiciled and registered for sale in the UK. Alternative Investments AJ Bell reports 25% boost to AUA News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59103/aj-bell-reports-25-boost-to-aua Revenue increased by 17 per cent from £64.5m in 2016 to £75.6m in 2017. Alternative Investments Investec acquires Lombard’s block discounting portfolio News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59109/investec-acquires-lombardamprsquos-block-discounting-portfolio Investec is a major provider of block discounting, and have recently provided multi-million pound facilities to PCF Bank and Haydock Finance amongst others. Alternative Investments World’s Biggest Private Equity Firm Raises $1 Billion To Invest In Oil News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59116/worldamprsquos-biggest-private-equity-firm-raises-1-billion-to-invest-in-oil The goal of the CIEP fund was to make global opportunistic investments in oil and gas outside of North America Alternative Investments Mideast, Asian buyers dominate prime Central London property market News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59022/mideast-asian-buyers-dominate-prime-central-london-property-market The research suggests international buyer appetite for high-end property in the capital is returning after fears about the impact of Brexit coupled with economic problems within their home countries had put off some overseas investors. Alternative Investments Securitisation deals hinge on health of UK consumer News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59031/securitisation-deals-hinge-on-health-of-uk-consumer Latest growth trend in market could provide early warning sign of bigger slowdown Alternative Investments Schroders unveils new risk-targeted fund range News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59041/schroders-unveils-new-risk-targeted-fund-range The portfolios will be run by Schroders’ multi-manager team, headed by Marcus Brookes. Alternative Investments Activist hedge fund RBR plans to shake up own operations News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58993/activist-hedge-fund-rbr-plans-to-shake-up-own-operations Investor targeting Credit Suisse is to close long-short vehicles Alternative Investments OMI launches flexible access Select Lifestyle Bond News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59009/omi-launches-flexible-access-select-lifestyle-bond Builds in IHT efficiency Alternative Investments Intertrust Offers AIFM Services From Luxembourg News Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59010/intertrust-offers-aifm-services-from-luxembourg The Luxembourg AIFM team, with wide expertise in risk management, portfolio management, legal matters and compliance, is ready to provide flexible and tailor-made solutions to third-party clients. Alternative Investments J.P. Morgan is offering a new route into a front office job News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59005/jp-morgan-is-offering-a-new-route-into-a-front-office-job It’s also been hiring more apprentices – the number of places on offer is up 30% on 2016 and it has started recruiting for its office in Canary Wharf. Investment Banking Banking on Warsaw: inside Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse in the Polish capital News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59008/banking-on-warsaw-inside-goldman-sachs-and-credit-suisse-in-the-polish-capital J.P. Morgan said in September that it intends to hire 3,000 people in Warsaw within three years. Investment Banking RBS Leaves Bonus Pool Flat for First Time Since Crisis News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59021/rbs-leaves-bonus-pool-flat-for-first-time-since-crisis Last year, the Edinburgh-based lender cut its compensation pool by 8 percent to 343 million pounds ($458 million) Investment Banking UBS will launch Live Ethereum Platform with Credit Suisse News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59030/ubs-will-launch-live-ethereum-platform-with-credit-suisse Madrec aims to simplify things for banks Investment Banking EIB plans internationally-focused offshoot News Aggregation Team Friday, December 08, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58939/eib-plans-internationally-focused-offshoot The European Investment Bank plans to launch an internationally-focused E7 billion-E8 billion subsidiary aimed at countries fuelling Europe's migrant crisis. Investment Banking Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58838/scottish-lawmakers-to-pressure-rbs-to-stop-branch-closures The closures will also entail 680 job cuts. Investment Banking Goldman Sachs to beef up Polish operations News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58840/goldman-sachs-to-beef-up-polish-operations US investment bank plans to hire about 250 new staff in Warsaw Investment Banking Deutsche to rebrand asset manager and keep control after IPO News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 05, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58867/deutsche-to-rebrand-asset-manager-and-keep-control-after-ipo The listing will give the unit the ability to attract and retain talent by incentivising staff with bonus shares, although it is not targeting overall pay increases. Investment Banking HSBC is moving jobs from London to Paris, but Asian banks stay put even as Brexit looms News Aggregation Team Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58822/hsbc-is-moving-jobs-from-london-to-paris-but-asian-banks-stay-put-even-as-brexit-looms Some Asian banks do not do enough business in the EU to justify the costs of setting up new operations, say analysts Investment Banking French Bank Natixis Bets On Fixed-Income, Equity Derivatives To Grow Asia sales News Aggregation Team Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58825/french-bank-natixis-bets-on-fixed-income-equity-derivatives-to-grow-asia-sales Natixis Aims To Boost Asia’s Share Of Its Corporate And Investment Banking Investment Banking GUEST ARTICLE: Now where did I put those carrots?! by Penny Lovell Penny Lovell Monday, December 18, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59117/guest-article-now-where-did-i-put-those-carrots-by-penny-lovell I’ve come up with a list of favourite Christmas things to do together, both at home and in London Comment, Analysis & Research 10 questions clients should ask their advisors by Gary Dugan Gary Dugan Saturday, December 16, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59119/10-questions-clients-should-ask-their-advisors-by-gary-dugan Fourth day of Christmas Comment, Analysis & Research German economic boom to last until at least 2020: studies News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59090/german-economic-boom-to-last-until-at-least-2020-studies The Kiel Institute for World Economy (IfW) arrived at a similar conclusion, lifting its forecast for GDP growth in 2018 from 2.2 percent to 2.5 percent. Comment, Analysis & Research GUEST ARTICLE: Santa Is Putting Christmas On The Blockchain And Saving Billions News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59099/guest-article-santa-is-putting-christmas-on-the-blockchain-and-saving-billions So, you think that you know all there is to know about Christmas? Comment, Analysis & Research Private whisky collections worth £75m uncovered by Scots research News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59115/private-whisky-collections-worth-amppound75m-uncovered-by-scots-research Survey carried out by Scotland's Rare Whisky 101 in partnership with Whisky Auctioneer show enthusiasts are building up valuable portfolios of rare Scotch Comment, Analysis & Research FCA's Bailey: Investors should be ready to 'lose all their money' in Bitcoin News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59107/fcaamp039s-bailey-investors-should-be-ready-to-amp039lose-all-their-moneyamp039-in-bitcoin 'Very volatile commodity' Comment, Analysis & Research Swiss private banks are in great shape, thank you News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59108/swiss-private-banks-are-in-great-shape-thank-you It is true that private banking has not grown as much as the rest of the economy during the past 10 years. Comment, Analysis & Research GUEST ARTICLE: Day Three of Christmas for Investors by Gary Dugan Gary Dugan Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59118/guest-article-day-three-of-christmas-for-investors-by-gary-dugan Equities may just end 2018 higher Comment, Analysis & Research Paris Poised to Top Global Prime Residential Market in 2018 News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59065/paris-poised-to-top-global-prime-residential-market-in-2018 Luxury home prices in France’s capital forecasted to grow 9% Comment, Analysis & Research Coutts: Inflation Is For Life, Not Just For Christmas News Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59083/coutts-inflation-is-for-life-not-just-for-christmas The latest edition measures luxury inflation over 12 months to November 2017. Comment, Analysis & Research KPMG revenues grow strongly to record $26.4 billion News Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59084/kpmg-revenues-grow-strongly-to-record-264-billion KPMG invested more than US$1 billion this year in a multi-year program focused on new technology, innovation and developing new services and solutions Tax EU Panama Papers Panel Seeks Stricter Tax Avoidance Strategy News Aggregation Team Friday, December 15, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59093/eu-panama-papers-panel-seeks-stricter-tax-avoidance-strategy The committee has spent months digging into tax avoidance and the activities of intermediaries Tax AIB denies providing tax advice to offshore customers News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59071/aib-denies-providing-tax-advice-to-offshore-customers Paradise Papers show bank declined to give the Revenue Commissioners access to data Tax HMRC must be rubbing its hands in glee by George Bull George Bull Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59035/hmrc-must-be-rubbing-its-hands-in-glee-by-george-bull Bitcoin gains? Don’t forget that the taxman will want his share Tax Facebook to pay 'millions more' in tax after agreeing to record sales in the country they are made News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59047/facebook-to-pay-amp039millions-moreamp039-in-tax-after-agreeing-to-record-sales-in-the-country-they-are-made In the face of political pressure to change this, Facebook last year said it would book sales from large British customers in the UK. Tax 5 reasons to scrap Inheritance Tax News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58967/5-reasons-to-scrap-inheritance-tax The UK, then, is lagging behind in this regard - and must take its lead from countries with proven track records on public services, general wellbeing and social mobility. Tax Liechtenstein says didn't press for Swiss inclusion on EU tax havens list News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58978/liechtenstein-says-didnamp039t-press-for-swiss-inclusion-on-eu-tax-havens-list Both countries have oversized financial industries and in the past have drawn scrutiny as places to stash offshore wealth. Tax Amber Rudd announces new national economic crime centre for UK News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58979/amber-rudd-announces-new-national-economic-crime-centre-for-uk The home secretary warned that billions have been laundered through the City of London as she announced a new anti-corruption strategy Tax Mazars to strengthen financial planning offering via acquisition News Team Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58909/mazars-to-strengthen-financial-planning-offering-via-acquisition Mazars also enters into a joint venture with The Embark Group to launch ‘Vested’, a new employee benefits joint venture Tax First tax havens blacklist published by EU News Aggregation Team Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58866/first-tax-havens-blacklist-published-by-eu EU tax commissioner Pierre Moscovici said the blacklist represented "substantial progress", adding: "Its very existence is an important step forward. Tax BZ WBK says buys Deutsche Bank's Polish assets for $362 million News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59074/bz-wbk-says-buys-deutsche-bankamp039s-polish-assets-for-362-million BZ WBK will pay 80 percent in shares, with the rest in cash. Retail Banking Intesa Sanpaolo completes transfer of assets, liabilities from Veneto Banca Romanian branch News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59082/intesa-sanpaolo-completes-transfer-of-assets-liabilities-from-veneto-banca-romanian-branch "Former Veneto Banca customers now can benefit from the strength and reliability of one of the largest European banking Groups," the bank said. Retail Banking Creditspring raises £2 million investment and establishes advisory board News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59003/creditspring-raises-amppound2-million-investment-and-establishes-advisory-board Creditspring has applied to the FCA for full permission for consumer credit, with plans to release more details and launch their first product in early 2018. Retail Banking Crédit Agricole’s head hits out at Orange Bank News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 03, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58814/crampeacutedit-agricoleamprsquos-head-hits-out-at-orange-bank Chief of France’s largest bank dismisses fintech disrupter Retail Banking Nordea Bank’s 6,000 Job Cuts Are Just the Beginning, Union Says News Aggregation Team Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58786/nordea-bankamprsquos-6000-job-cuts-are-just-the-beginning-union-says At Sweden’s Civilekonomerna union, Head of Negotiation Mikael Andersson says employees at other banks should gird for similar developments. Retail Banking Banco Popular agrees to sell TotalBank to BCI News Team Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58787/banco-popular-agrees-to-sell-totalbank-to-bci BCI will acquire TotalBank for a consideration of approximately $528 million, subject to regulatory approvals and other usual conditions. Retail Banking RBS axes further 259 British branches as lender expands e-banking News Aggregation Team Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58796/rbs-axes-further-259-british-branches-as-lender-expands-e-banking The latest round of closures at the Edinburgh-based bank follow 180 announced in March Retail Banking Revealed: UK High St in CHAOS as THESE 49 major bank branches set to CLOSE News Aggregation Team Thursday, November 30, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58744/revealed-uk-high-st-in-chaos-as-these-49-major-bank-branches-set-to-close A Major UK bank has announced it’s closing nearly 50 branches across Britain. Retail Banking France's BPCE targets revenue growth, online banking drive News Aggregation Team Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58734/franceamp039s-bpce-targets-revenue-growth-online-banking-drive The head of Natixis said on Wednesday that it was considering various options for its equity brokerage division. Retail Banking UK's 15-billion-pound RBS sale to boost government coffers News Aggregation Team Wednesday, November 22, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58583/ukamp039s-15-billion-pound-rbs-sale-to-boost-government-coffers RBS has reported losses of more than 58 billion pounds since 2008 Retail Banking Over 25% of EU pensions could struggle to meet obligations warns regulator News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 14, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59072/over-25-of-eu-pensions-could-struggle-to-meet-obligations-warns-regulator The regulator said that 195 Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision took part in the tests. Pensions Pension fund management services provided by non-insurers subject to VAT under EU law, court says News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59007/pension-fund-management-services-provided-by-non-insurers-subject-to-vat-under-eu-law-court-says Until 1 January 2005, UK VAT legislation treated pension fund management services provided by insurers as exempt from VAT, but those provided by non-insurers as standard rated. Pensions State Street takes stake in PensionBee News Aggregation Team Tuesday, December 12, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/59070/state-street-takes-stake-in-pensionbee As a result of the financing, PensionBee will be expanding its white-label product line to offer pension consolidation services to banks and life companies. Pensions Sovereign acquires Gibraltar book from Concept News Team Wednesday, December 06, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58903/sovereign-acquires-gibraltar-book-from-concept Sovereign Group has acquired the pensions business of Concept Trustees (Gibraltar), including all of the pension schemes under the Aurora Europa brand, from Concept Group. Pensions Occupational pension schemes in Italy News Aggregation Team Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58789/occupational-pension-schemes-in-italy Membership is open only to employees that meet the conditions set out by the agreement Pensions Master trust members face year of limbo News Aggregation Team Friday, December 01, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58790/master-trust-members-face-year-of-limbo The Pension Regulator is then expected to complete its assessment schemes by October 2019. Pensions IPE Awards: PensionDanmark scoops European Pension Fund of the Year News Aggregation Team Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58729/ipe-awards-pensiondanmark-scoops-european-pension-fund-of-the-year ABB was also recognised as the top pension fund in Switzerland in the country awards. Pensions Cross border financial services provider to acquire Malta Pension firm News Team Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58294/cross-border-financial-services-provider-to-acquire-malta-pension-firm Shares were suspended from trading this morning ahead of the announcement. Pensions Old Mutual On How To Meet FCA's Pension Transfer Rules News Aggregation Team Monday, November 13, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58300/old-mutual-on-how-to-meet-fcaamp039s-pension-transfer-rules Pensions Specialist Of Old Mutual Wealth, Said Advisers Need To Consider Inflation Pensions Russia bank bailout fallout hands loss to pension fund Budushchee News Aggregation Team Tuesday, November 07, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58128/russia-bank-bailout-fallout-hands-loss-to-pension-fund-budushchee As a part of the bailout, shareholders may see their stakes written off in full. Pensions Asset Managers Predict Real Estate M&A in Brexit Gloom News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58981/asset-managers-predict-real-estate-mampampa-in-brexit-gloom Discounts to net-asset values are fueling mergers and acquisitions in retail-focused real estate investment trusts. Brexit Fears grow across the Atlantic over Brexit fallout News Aggregation Team Monday, December 11, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58996/fears-grow-across-the-atlantic-over-brexit-fallout The report said that even a "soft Brexit" involving staying in the free market would not be as positive economically as staying in the EU. Brexit Ahead of Brexit, Paris Tries a Business Makeover News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58970/ahead-of-brexit-paris-tries-a-business-makeover France has long been known for its open hostility to corporations and its suspicion of personal wealth. Brexit Ex-London brokers bet on marmite in Luxembourg’s Brexit haven News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 10, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58971/ex-london-brokers-bet-on-marmite-in-luxembourgamprsquos-brexit-haven Luxembourg has already become the nation of choice for several insurers, funds and banks Brexit Hedge funds will leave if Brexit gets tricky, says top investor Elizabeth Desmond News Aggregation Team Thursday, December 07, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58932/hedge-funds-will-leave-if-brexit-gets-tricky-says-top-investor-elizabeth-desmond As for crashing out with no deal, you can be sure they will be eagerly waiting out the disaster on the sidelines with their vulture funds ready to pick up the pieces. Brexit BofA's Brexit planners are said to have mulled bigger Paris move News Aggregation Team Monday, December 04, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58846/bofaamp039s-brexit-planners-are-said-to-have-mulled-bigger-paris-move While Bank of America isn't likely to adopt either of those approaches, they illustrate the uncertainties looming for workers across the industry as executives hash out their response to Brexit. Brexit Brexit puts special rights for Irish citizens in UK ‘at risk’ News Aggregation Team Sunday, December 03, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58804/brexit-puts-special-rights-for-irish-citizens-in-uk-amplsquoat-riskamprsquo ‘Patchwork’ laws threaten ability to live and work in Britain, says report Brexit Britain can survive EU Brexit 'no deal' admits Bank of England News Aggregation Team Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58708/britain-can-survive-eu-brexit-amp039no-dealamp039-admits-bank-of-england THE BANK of England has admitted that Britain is strong enough to survive a “no deal” with the European Union despite its previous gloomy forecasts. Brexit Poland's New Pitch To Brexiting Bankers: Pay Higher Taxes News Aggregation Team Wednesday, November 29, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58731/polandamp039s-new-pitch-to-brexiting-bankers-pay-higher-taxes Plan Boosts Social Security Charges On Salaries Above $36,000 Brexit UK banks strong enough to cope with 'disorderly' Brexit, Bank of England says News Aggregation Team Tuesday, November 28, 2017 12:00 am http://eubankers.net/article/58692/uk-banks-strong-enough-to-cope-with-amp039disorderlyamp039-brexit-bank-of-england-says Bank of England says the UK's top lenders could withstand a 4.7% GDP slump, a 9.5% unemployment rate and a plunging pound. Brexit