Time is running out for Greek NPLs

Time is running out for Greek NPLs

By LOUISE BOWMAN

The Greek banks’ bad debt reduction targets look eye-wateringly ambitious for a country that is only just getting to grips with a coordinated strategy to deal with the issue.

Hungary’s MKB restructures around digital

Hungary’s MKB restructures around digital

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Can the combination of core banking system replacement and a pioneering fintech programme help re-privatized lender MKB Bank leapfrog its rivals in the Hungarian market in the race for technological supremacy?

How digital is transforming CEE banking

How digital is transforming CEE banking

By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Banks in emerging Europe have long outperformed many of their western peers in the race for digitalization – now a handful of pioneers are taking it to the next level and using technology to transform the banking landscape across the region.

Afren criminal trial lays banking weaknesses bare

Afren criminal trial lays banking weaknesses bare

By OLIVIER HOLMEY

A string of due-diligence shortcomings enabled the international fraud that sapped investor confidence in once-booming London-listed oil firm Afren – and has also now led to jail time for its two top executives.

Africa: Access bites big and fast with Diamond

Africa: Access bites big and fast with Diamond

By OLIVIER HOLMEY

Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Bank, says his institution’s announced merger with Diamond Bank will not only make it Africa’s largest bank by customers but also give it the potential to double its client base within just two or three years.

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AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

AT1 capital/CoCo bonds: what you should know

Additional tier-1 (AT1) securities and contingent convertible capital instruments, known as CoCo bonds, absorb losses when the capital of the issuing financial institution falls below a supervisor-determined level.

HSBC: special focus

HSBC: special focus

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