European bank bailout soothes anxious markets

The smoothly executed rescue of Spain’s struggling Banco Popular prodded European banking stocks higher on Wednesday in financial markets dominated by caution ahead of a trio of major events on Thursday, Reuters reports. The absorption of Popular by Spain’s biggest bank Santander for a nominal one euro was the first use of a regime to […]

RBS investors to settle 2008 legal claim against state-backed lender

The group representing thousands of RBS investors in a long-running legal claim over its 2008 rights issue indicated on Tuesday that it would settle its claim against the state-backed lender, dampening the prospect of its former chief standing trial. Sky News has learnt that lawyers for, and directors of, the RBoS Shareholder Action Group informed […]

Italian banks sink on early election worries

There is concern over Italy’s banks and Britain’s national election dominated holiday-thinned European financial markets on Monday, from back off two-year highs. Sterling, hammered by a slump for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservatives in opinion polls last week, recovered after weekend polls confirmed the trend but showed her still on course to win next week’s […]

Mobile money companies in Ghana to be merged by November 2017

Mobile money companies in Ghana to be merged by November 2017

The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), a wholly owned subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, has been tasked by government to interoperate all mobile money companies by November this year. When done, mobile money users could send and receive money across networks. “So we will fully interoperate the four mobile money companies by November so that we can […]

CIBN received N27.6bn claims from bank customers in 2016

*Rakes in N439.6m from corporate subscriptions, levies The Ethics and Professionalism Division, of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) says its received 136 petitions with claims that amounted to N27.6 billion from bank customers in 2016. The institute disclosed this in its 2016 Annual Reports and Accounts released on Saturday in Lagos. It […]

Softbank-Saudi tech fund becomes world’s biggest with $93 billion of capital

The world’s largest private equity fund, backed by Japan’s Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia’s main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics. “The next stage of the Information Revolution is under way, and building the businesses that will make […]