Sub-investment grade debt: Blended risk

Sub-investment grade debt: Blended risk

April 17, 2019
By LOUISE BOWMAN

Investors and issuers increasingly view leveraged loans and high yield bonds as practically one and the same from a risk perspective.

Banks must re-embrace public stakeholders

Banks must re-embrace public stakeholders

March 18, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

From Deutsche Bank to Santander or ING, banks in Europe need to change with the times and accept accountability to a wider public, represented by their governments: as with weak capital, deficient ethics will only entail greater state control.

Why is the ECB so much murkier than the Fed?

Why is the ECB so much murkier than the Fed?

March 05, 2019
By DOMINIC O’NEILL

Andrea Enria must open up the European Central Bank’s (ECB) bank data and supervision to scrutiny, but he faces resistance, and not just from banks.

The battle for Privatbank: part two

The battle for Privatbank: part two

February 20, 2019
By LUCY FITZGEORGE-PARKER

Handing Ukraine’s largest bank back to its former shareholders would amount to economic suicide – but speculation is rising that leading presidential candidates plan to do just that.

Time is running out for Greek NPLs

Time is running out for Greek NPLs

February 18, 2019
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.

Payments: The march of tech

Payments: The march of tech

January 15, 2019
By KANIKA SAIGAL

From payments to full retail banking services, tech companies are encroaching on the banking space.