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Is partisanship seeping into bank regulators’ discourse?

02/16/20

Compared with incendiary fights elsewhere in the capital, deliberations among the banking agencies tend to be more banal. But on issues from the Volcker Rule to CRA reform, disagreements lately between officials have grown sharper.

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Nebraska bank is first failure of 2020

02/14/20

Ericson State Bank, which had been in regulators’ sights for a decade, was closed by state and federal authorities Friday. Another bank acquired all of its deposits and a fraction of its assets.

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The API race, CFPB vs. Citizens, Varo's bank charter: Top stories of the week

02/14/20

Wells Fargo appears to be outpacing its rivals in the API race; CFPB's unexpected showdown with Citizens; Varo gets vital FDIC OK for bank charter; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Retirement wave could leave FDIC short-staffed in crisis, watchdog warns

02/14/20

The inspector general also said high turnover at the chief information officer position has limited the agency's ability to modernize its technology.

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Former KeyCorp CEO Henry Meyer dies at 70

02/14/20

Meyer was credited with guiding the Cleveland company through the financial crisis and returning it to profitability. He died this week at his home in Florida.

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Three executive defections, one angry investor at New York bank

02/14/20

Hanover Bancorp is facing a proxy battle after its CFO and two other bankers bolted to a rival.

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Senate Republicans target banks refusing services to ICE contractors

02/14/20

Five Republican senators want to cut off deposit insurance for banks that have stopped offering financial services to firms that operate detention facilities and private prisons on behalf of the federal government.

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Banks need to do more than just complain about credit unions

02/14/20

The entire banking industry needs to join the fight instead of waiting for Congress to act.

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Fulton in Pa. revises 4Q profit after commercial loan becomes uncollectable

02/14/20

A large charge-off and additional loan-loss provision reduced quarterly profit by 12%, to $47.8 million.

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Pressure grows on Barclays CEO; JPM tightens rules on working with fintechs

02/14/20

For the second time in four years regulators are investigating Jes Staley; fintechs have until July 30 to sign agreements on how they access customer data.

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