Kenneth Burgess elected ABA chairman


Burgess, chairman of FirstCapital Bank of Texas, succeeds Dorothy Savarese, of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank in Massachusetts, as chairman of the American Bankers Association.


How the Trump administration wants to dial back capital market regs


The Treasury Department is expanding its calls for overhauling regulation of the financial services sector, this time focusing on changes to the most significant rules surrounding securitization and derivatives.


Delinquencies remain low even as household debt climbs


At 1.56%, the delinquency rate on consumer loans remains well below historic averages, the American Bankers Association said Thursday.


Can the OCC really grant fintech charter to a Google?


Industry observers are skeptical of acting Comptroller Keith Noreika's claims that his agency could grant a fintech charter to a commercial firm like Amazon or Google, arguing that such a move could become "Walmart 2.0."


ABA, banks sue CFPB to block rule; Equifax eyes clawbacks


A number of banks and business groups sue to block prohibition on mandatory arbitration; credit bureau weighs how far back to look in denying compensation.


U.S. Chamber, banking groups sue over CFPB arbitration rule


The groups argue that the CFPB did not properly conduct a cost-benefit analysis of the rule banning mandatory arbitration agreements and that the final product will harm, not help, consumers.


College try: Banks hope classes will help attract young employees


With baby boomers moving into retirement and many young folks eschewing careers in banking, the industry could soon be facing a talent shortage. Are more banking degree programs the answer?


The Women to Watch: No. 25, Sound Community's Laura Lee Stewart


Sound Community Bank CEO Laura Lee “Laurie” Stewart has made a career of going against the grain, and her bank’s investors, employees and customers are all better for it.


Why are more people trying to rob banks?


Armed heists are becoming less common, but the overall number of robbery attempts has ticked back up in recent years. The opioid epidemic is a likely reason, according to an industry expert.


Banking roots remain sticky subject for political hopefuls


A New Jersey politician has downplayed his Goldman Sachs career. The move shows that bankers have a ways to go rebuilding credibility with voters, though factors such as party affiliation, location and the type of banking career also matter.