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AS NEWCASTLE UNITED resplendent in their new Virgin Money-sponsored shirts celebrate a memorable victory over Manchester United, Frontiers was left asking 'what has become of Northern Rock?' Whilst…

WELL BEFORE the clear up of the 2011 season is complete, Spanish bank Santander has taken out large adverts in the financial press looking forward to 2012

THE CHOPPY WATERS of investment banking have left UBS and Credit Suisse feeling rather seasick

WHOEVER CAME up with the replica zebra idea - Investec's internal marketing team or external PR agency - the publicity stunt involving the England cricket skipper Andrew Strauss and a striped quadruped…

SPONSORS COME and go so when The Nationwide withdrew its corporate support of the England football setup in 2010 no-one was particularly surprised

AMID THE ACRES of newsprint dedicated to attempting to explain how a £400 gazillion loss is a good deal for British taxpayers, one small but interesting factoid emerged.

TENNIS FANS are generally impressed by the visual effect created by the Barclays blue livery (see above) on show again at The O2 for the Barclays ATP World Finals

STANDARD CHARTERED Bank is an anomaly. The Liverpool FC sponsor is headquartered in London, has the bulk of its operations in Asia and is booming compared to rivals

THE TIMING at UBS could possibly not be much worse. Hard on the heels of a rogue trader loosing the bank $2

THE SEASON-ENDING WOMEN’S Tennis Association (WTA) Championships will carry the name of BNP Paribas and its Turkish partner Türk Ekonomi Bankasý (TEB) for the next three years after a co-sponsorship dea…

AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE (AFL) franchise, West Coast Eagles, the second richest club in the league by revenue after Collingwood, has struck two deals reflecting the strength of its heritage and future…

BARCLAYS IS THE UK bank most exposed to changes in regulation which would split its high street operation from riskier investment banking activities

NEWLY INKED WTA title sponsor, BNP Paribas is the biggest holder of Greek bonds of all French banks so its investors were reassured when the it announced a provision of only €534m against its exposure t…

THE BANKING SECTOR is showing strong bounce back after the global financial crisis of 2008-09 with new deals across major sports and mega-events led by both retail and specialist (wealth management, corporate…

THE CITY RUMOUR mill has it that big staff cuts are on the way as banks respond to a falloff in investment banking and trading activities