Unicaja launches €100m share buyback programme

Link Securities | Unicaja (UNI) has informed the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that, once it has obtained the relevant authorisation from the European Central Bank, it will carry out a programme to buy back its own shares, in accordance with the resolutions adopted by the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting held on 31 March 2021 and by the Board of Directors. The Repurchase Programme will have the following characteristics: 1….


Unicaja denies any merger with Banco Sabadell on the table

Alphavalue / Divacons| Unicaja shares rose 3.46% yesterday following news that Banco Sabadell was interested in a merger. According to El Confidencial, Josep Oliu, chairman of the Catalan bank, has held talks at the highest level with the Bank of Spain about a possible merger, with plans to locate the merged entity’s headquarters in Malaga, where Unicaja has its headquarters. According to the news story, Unicaja’s main shareholder, the Unicaja…


Norges Bank increases stake in Unicaja to 7.47%

Norges Bank has increased its stake in Unicaja’s capital to 7.47%. This was communicated this Monday to the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission (CNMV) after increasing by more than two points from the 5.4% it previously held. Of this percentage, 4.261 points are held directly, while 3.21 are structured through financial derivatives. According to the same information, Norges now holds 2.654 million shares. Thus, Unicaja’s capital would be made up…


Ibex 35: Unicaja becomes sixth bank to join selective index on 27 December

Intermoney | The Ibex 35 Technical Committee (CAT) announced yesterday, after the market’s close, that Unicaja will join the selective index from Tuesday 27 December (the markets are closed on Monday 26). Unicaja will replace Siemens Gamesa after the successful takeover bid launched by the latter’s parent company. At the same time, Unicaja’s entering the Ibex 35 means that Talgo will join the Ibex Medium Cap index, replacing the bank….


Spain And Italy Will Dominate Net Interest Income Growth in 2019

Morgan Stanley believes Spain and Italy are going to dominate Net Interest Income growth in 2019. They flag that Unicaja, Bankinter and Caixabank are amongst the banks which improve their ROTE more with every 50 bp rise in the Euribor. Furthermore, they have very efficient cost structures.