Jayne-Anne Gadhia to leave Virgin Money | Mortgage Introducer

Jayne-Anne Gadhia (pictured) is leaving Virgin Money, where she was chief executive. In June The Clydesdale and Yorkshire bank brands agreed a £1.7bn takeover of Virgin Money. While she is no longer CEO she has agreed in principle to support the group as senior adviser to David Duffy, chief executive of Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banking Group, for 18 months. Source: Jayne-Anne Gadhia to leave Virgin Money | Mortgage Introducer

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Santander appoints new chief executive – BBC News

One of Europe’s biggest banks, Banco Santander, has poached the head of investment banking at UBS to be its next chief executive.Andrea Orcell will replace José Antonio Alvarez, who has been at the helm since January 2015. He has been a long-standing adviser to the Botin family that controls Santander. Source: Santander appoints new chief executive – BBC News

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Deutsche Bank appoints Riyadh GM | ZAWYA MENA Edition

LONDON: Deutsche Bank has appointed Mohammed Alajmi as general manager of Deutsche Bank Riyadh Branch in Saudi Arabia.He will have oversight of the bank’s business regulated by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA), Deutsche Bank said in a statement.The German banking giant originally established its Riyadh branch in 2006. Source: Deutsche Bank appoints Riyadh GM | ZAWYA MENA Edition

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Abu Dhabi’s ADCB, Union, Al Hilal Bank in talks to merge – Gulf Business

Abu Dhabi is exploring the potential merger of three of its banks to create a lender with around $110bn of assets.Bloomberg first cited sources as confirming discussions to combine Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB), Union National Bank and Al Hilal Bank. If successful a deal could be announced as early as this month, the sources said, emphasising that a final decision has yet to be made. Source: Abu Dhabi’s ADCB, Union, Al Hilal Bank in talks to merge – Gulf Business

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Awards for Excellence 2018: Who you gonna call? How Citi became clients’ go-to global investment bank | Euromoney

The old charges against Citi’s wholesale banking division no longer apply. Its scale and breadth are a big positive that no other bank can match. Its diversity and balance are clear strengths that its competitors increasingly envy. As a firm, it’s more joined up than anyone thought possible. And its clients value what Citi can deliver more than ever before. Source: Awards for Excellence 2018: Who you gonna call? How Citi became clients’ go-to global investment bank | Euromoney

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Revealed: Top 10 banks in the UAE – Gulf Business

Things have been on the up for the GCC’s banks, which collectively recorded a better year in 2017 despite slowing economic growth in the region as a whole.Banking activity was supported by a higher oil price and continued infrastructure investment as Gulf states diversify their economies in various ways. Commercial activity in the region expanded in 2017 and consumer confidence grew, albeit slightly. As a result, our list of the region’s 50 leading banks – ranking institutions in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the UAE – recorded higher net profit in 2017. Source: Revealed: Top 10 banks in the

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Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia – Banking & Finance,Saudi Arabia – ArabianBusiness.com

Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank to have a significant branch network in the country Emirates NBD has expanded operations in Saudi Arabia with the inauguration of its first branch in Jeddah and plans for two further branches in Khobar and Riyadh, the company announced on Monday. Source: Emirates NBD expands operations in Saudi Arabia – Banking & Finance,Saudi Arabia – ArabianBusiness.com

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Britons unprepared for a potential hike in interest rates | Mortgage Introducer

With today marking one month until the Bank of England (BoE) will announce if there is to be an increase in interest rates, almost half (47%) of Britons are unaware of a possible increase. CYBG’s digital banking service B also found over half (57%) admitted to not fully understanding how a rise in interest rates will impact their financial situation. Source: Britons unprepared for a potential hike in interest rates | Mortgage Introducer

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Bankers welcome final Basel III rules through gritted teeth | Euromoney

Markets reacted well to the final Basel III rules published in December, with bank share prices rising and analysts cutting their calculations for the additional capital requirement across the sector.Bankers Euromoney spoke to welcomed the nine-year phase in for the 72.5% output floor below which they will not be allowed to use internal risk models to cut risk-weighted assets (RWAs) as they would otherwise be determined by the blunt standardized approach. Source: Bankers welcome final Basel III rules through gritted teeth | Euromoney

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Bank of England believes Brexit could cost 75,000 finance jobs – BBC News

The Bank of England believes that up to 75,000 jobs could be lost in financial services following Britain’s departure from the European Union.The BBC understands senior figures at the Bank are using the number as a “reasonable scenario”, particularly if there is no specific UK-EU financial services deal. Source: Bank of England believes Brexit could cost 75,000 finance jobs – BBC News

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