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 Santander’s president Ana Botín. She says there needs to be a longer-term rethink on how risks attached to loans are assessed. Photograph: AFP/Javier Soriano/Getty

Ana Botín, one of the world’s most powerful women in banking as executive chairman of Spain’s Santander, seems to have been back at her desk sooner th(...)

As chief executives take tough decisions about the salaries, jobs, and future of their staff, many are recognising that, at the very least, they too should be seen to suffer. Photograph: Neil Hall/EPA

For decades, chief executives seemed to be paid according to two rules of thumb. First, they deserved to earn more than the average business leader. S(...)

An ATM in Valencia, Spain, displays a #StayAtHome message. Much now depends on banks’ ability to withstand coronavirus and its aftershocks. Photograph: EPA

On the day that Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in September 2008, the front page of the Financial Times carried a photograph of John Thain, the (...)

BP CEO Bernard Looney is a newcomer to Instagram and a rarity. Only 11% of oil and gas company chief executives are active on social media. Photograph: AFP

Last week David Solomon, the boss of Goldman Sachs, was enjoying a spot of sunshine at a tech conference in San Francisco. Bernard Looney, BP’s new ch(...)

Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Spanish lender Santander reported an 18 per cent fall in second-quarter net profit on Tuesday hurt by one-off restructuring costs from its acquisition(...)

Andrea Orcel is set to launch a €100 million lawsuit against Santander after the Spanish bank withdrew its offer to make him chief executive. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

Andrea Orcel is set to launch a 100 million lawsuit against Santander after the Spanish bank withdrew its offer to make him chief executive earlier th(...)

In June last year, Santander Consumer’s parent, Santander Holdings USA, became  the first bank to fail the stress test carried out by the Federal Reserve three years in a row. Photograph: Sergio Moraes/Reuters

Santander has closed another chapter in the troubled history of its subprime auto-lending arm in the US, agreeing to pay its former chief executive mo(...)

People use a Santander ATM as a man leaves a Banco Popular office in Barcelona. Photograph:  Albert Gea/Reuters

Santander has purchased fellow Spanish lender Banco Popular for €1, after Brussels warned the bank was on the verge of collapse. Banco Popular’s shar(...)

Banco Santander: fourth-quarter profit rose to €1.6 billion. Photograph: iStock

Banco Santander said on Wednesday that fourth-quarter profit rose to €1.6 billion on lower loan provisions and higher income from Brazil, beating anal(...)

Baroness Shriti Vadera: may be seen as a catch for a bigger bank. Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images

HSBC is apparently getting close to identifying the chairman it wants as a replacement for Douglas Flint, who plans to retire in 2017. Might it become(...)

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