Spanish banks

Holders of Bankia preferred stock and subordinated debt: let’s breathe!

Spanish Minister of Economy Luis de Guindos gave some hope on Tuesday to the 80,000 Bankia customers stuck on preferred shares and subordinated debt: an arbitration process will be in place in those cases where there had been bad practice. Two other nationalized banks (Novagalicia Banco and Catalunya Banc) are using the same procedure so their clients will be able to get back at least 60% of their money.

The future of the Spanish banks

MADRID | By Carlos Díaz Guell | The Spanish bank’s bailout, added to the reforms and decisions made during the last years, can effectively complete the country’s banking puzzle and halt the worsening of a seemingly never ending crisis.

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FT's French mistake

Spain’s best-seller financial daily Expansión reflected on Friday how adamant the country’s banking authorities are to clear the air after the Financial Times named seven entities…