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Whitney Bank receives regulatory nod for acquisition of nine First NBC Bank branches

  • 12,27,22,02,2017

Whitney Bank, the banking subsidiary of Hancock Holding Company, has obtained regulatory approval to acquire nine branches and about $1.3bn in loans from First NBC Bank, a banking unit of First NBC Bank Holding Company. read more

Lloyds annual pre-tax profit surges to £4.2bn

  • 10,22,22,02,2017

Lloyds Banking Group has reported a statutory pre-tax profit £4.23bn for the year ended 31 December 2016, a huge surge compared to £1.64bn a year ago. read more

Grameen America, Citi and MasterCard to unveil digital finance platform

  • 00,00,22,02,2017

Grameen America, a microfinance organisation, has partnered with Citi and MasterCard to roll out a range of fintech solutions to promote digital financial access and inclusion for over 86,000 low-income women entrepreneurs across the US. read more

TSYS, International Bank of Qatar ink payments agreement

  • 00,00,22,02,2017

TSYS, a US-based credit card processor, has inked a licensing agreement with International Bank of Qatar (ibq) whereby the bank will leverage TSYS' PRIME payment solutions platform. read more

RBS to abandon Williams & Glyn spin-off

  • 12,11,21,02,2017

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced that it could scrap the sale of Williams & Glyn (W&G) division after an agreement was reached between the HM Treasury and the European Commission (EC). read more

Ant Financial to invest $200m in South Korea’s Kakao Pay

  • 10,30,21,02,2017

Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, will invest $200m in Kakao Pay, the mobile finance subsidiary of South Korean messaging platform Kakao. read more

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Branch right-sizing in UK accelerates: the definitive RBI branch ranking

  • 16,24,22,02,2017

More than one-in-four UK bank branches (26.3%) have been shuttered in the past five years and the new year has kicked off with more of the same. read more

BCR brings the digital touch to Romania’s branches

  • 09,50,21,02,2017

Banca Comerciala Româna (BCR), a member of the Erste Group, is Romania’s biggest bank in terms of asset value, client base, savings and crediting. However, it has struggled to match consumers’ developing digital needs. As a result, BCR has overhauled its branches for a new technological age. Patrick Brusnahan writes read more

Navigating the delivery of financial services via the Internet of Things

  • 15,21,20,02,2017

Connected devices have the potential to revolutionise the way we live, administrate and bank. Will we be paying bills via our fridge in the future? Appropriateness, security and customer experience are paramount says Scott Hess, vice-president of user experience, consulting and innovation at Fiserv read more

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P2P lending has a lot of work to do

  • 15,02,21,02,2017

Despite rapid growth, peer-to-peer business lending still represents a fraction of the SME lending market. read more

Moven will find a small but receptive audience in the UK

  • 11,49,14,02,2017

Consumer research by GlobalData shows that Moven, which has just entered the UK market, will find a receptive audience among a substantial minority of consumers looking for added-value account management services. read more

Do you believe in the cybersecurity of your bank?

  • 12,02,10,02,2017

And do banks believe in their own cybersecurity? read more

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