Mediobanca will acquire Arma to create a leading Digital Economy franchise

Key Insights and Signals – Banking & Financial Services

Centre Setup and Expansion
Mastercard opens a permanent representative office in Uzbekistan
MasterCard’s official representative office will allow the company to study local needs for future technology proposals and achieve its long-term digital economy goals. Read More>>
CIBC debuts new full-service financial center on Royal Palm Way
This office serves as a prime example of CIBC’s concerted efforts to integrate a wide range of client products and services, backed by the strength of U.S. capital markets and capabilities. Read More>>
Barclays to open Barclays Local in Prudhoe and Haltwhistle
Barclays Local is a pop-up cashless banking site where customers can meet a Barclays employee and receive face-to-face banking support as they would in a branch. Read More>>
IMF Staff, Kenya reach an agreement on over USD 1 Bn of new financing
The agreement could help relieve pressure on government finances in East Africa’s largest economy. Read More>>
Upbound Group, Inc. announces agreement with Genesis Financial Solutions
The company announced the agreement to provide credit solutions to qualified customers from Upbound’s platform of consumer leasing brands Rent-A-Center and Acima. The agreement will include general-purpose and private-label credit cards serviced by Genesis and an integrated near-prime credit and lease-to-own solution to retail partners. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mediobanca acquires Tech Boutique Arma partners
The company has signed a strategic agreement with the partners of Arma Partners LLP and U.S. Arma Partners L.P. to join forces in the Digital Economy space. Under the terms of the agreement, Mediobanca will acquire Arma to create a leading Digital Economy franchise within the CIB Division. Read More>>
UBS to acquire Credit Suisse in USD 3.4 Bn deal
As part of the deal, UBS has agreed to assume up to USD 5.5 Bn in losses. The Swiss authorities and UBS Group have been working tirelessly to close the takeover as soon as possible to retain the lender’s clients and employees. Read More>>
Airwallex and TrueLayer team up to enhance payment infrastructure
The partnership will enable TrueLayer to deliver enhanced real-time payments and treasury operations to maximize ROI for merchants. Together they are simplifying cross-border, multi-currency open banking payments, reconciliation, and related back-office processes. Read More>>
Executive Movements
Starling Bank founder Anne Boden steps down as CEO
Anne Boden is set to step down as CEO after almost ten years. The decision comes as the U.K. lender reported a record pre-tax profit of USD 241 million. She announced after the company, which offers both personal and business banking services, posted record-breaking profits for the year to the end of March. Read More>>
Atom Bank appoints Rochford as chair
Atom will appoint Lee Rochford as its new chair, replacing Bridget Rosewell in September. Rochford was chief executive at financial services business Arrow Global Group for almost five years, leaving in 2021. Read More>>
First Citizens Bank cutting jobs at failed Silicon Valley Bank
The Bank acquired remnants of SVB and will be cutting about 500 jobs, or about 3% of its workforce. The move would only affect “select” corporate Silicon Valley Bank positions. Employees in customer-facing jobs will not be involved. Read More>>
Morgan Stanley to cut 7% jobs in Asia-Pacific Region amid worsening economic condition
The global investment bank may reportedly communicate to almost 40 affected bankers this week itself, especially those in the capital markets unit. Read More>>
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