Polish Bank Zachodni looks to buy local rivals -CEO

Bank Zachodni WBK, the Polish arm of Banco Santander, wants to continue taking an active role in the consolidation of Poland's financial sector after completing the purchase of rival Kredyt Bank


UniCredit to cut costs in Hungary

Hungary's banks, most of which are foreign-owned, have suffered losses in the past two years after the government imposed a big windfall tax on the sector in 2010 and a new tax on financial transactions this year.


Branch fears over Barclays shake-up

We continuously look at the format that we have. I want to look at locations and the functionality on offer for the customers.