Emerging Europe: Sovcombank’s star rises

Emerging Europe: Sovcombank’s star rises

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Five years ago it was a niche player specializing in consumer loans for the elderly – today Sovcombank is one of Russia’s largest privately owned banks, with a clutch of new shareholders from China and the Gulf.

Banking resolution: BRRD on the run

Banking resolution: BRRD on the run

By LOUISE BOWMAN

Even its main architects admit that Europe’s banking resolution directive is fundamentally flawed – and they are in a desperate race to fix its failure to deal with funding and liquidity crises before the next bank collapse occurs.

Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

Banking: Can nothing hurt Saudi sentiment?

The murder of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi has sparked condemnation of the kingdom’s leadership the world over, but as the dust settles after the Future Investment Initiative, what are the real-world effects, if any, of this crisis on Saudi Arabia’s banking ties?

Banking: Balancing digital and branch

Banking: Balancing digital and branch

When the financial crisis hit and retail banks – desperate to cut costs – closed less profitable branches, they did so chiefly in rural towns, or low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities.

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HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

Euromoney's recent coverage of the global banking group from its global footprint, management shifts and strategic overhaul.