UBS Takeover of Credit Suisse Could Be Imminent: Report


Group could complete a takeover of

Credit Suisse

Group as soon as Saturday evening, according to the Financial Times, as regulators rush to ink a merger of Switzerland’s two largest banks against a backdrop of industry turmoil.

Both the

Swiss National Bank

and regulator Finma now see UBS’s (ticker: UBS) purchase as the only option to tame mounting woes at Credit Suisse (CS), the FT reported on Saturday, citing anonymous sources close to the negotiations.