Year's 2nd-biggest merger, bank failures, small-bank layoffs: Top stories of the week


First Horizon, Iberiabank in year's second-biggest bank merger; bank failure in New Jersey is nation's third in a week; smaller banks take a turn swinging the ax; and more from this week's most-read stories.


BBVA, Prosper partner on digital home equity lines of credit


Prosper hopes to do for lines of credit what it did for unsecured personal loans, while BBVA hopes to provide a better experience for customers.


'Data is being hoarded' by tech companies: BBVA's Carlos Torres Vila


Unlocking the information that technology companies have on consumers would benefit banks and society overall, the chairman of the Spanish banking giant said.


BBVA partners with fertility company for online health care loan


The bank is providing a point-of-sale loan to women seeking IVF treatments and getting funds to clinics, in some cases, within 24 hours.


BofA's 'productive paranoia,' GSEs' next moves, debt collecters' letdown: Top stories of the week


BofA’s do-no-harm approach to AI; looking at what comes next for Fannie and Freddie now that they get to keep their earnings; ruling cuts short debt collectors’ victory lap over CFPB proposal; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


How BBVA picks its fintech partners


Susan French, head of product at BBVA Open Platform, discussed the bank's vetting of fintech partners and how it deals with the competitive threat that their products present.


Capital One hacker may've hit UniCredit; Equifax offer overwhelmed


The FBI is looking into whether Italy’s largest bank was also hacked; about 4.5 million people have already inquired about getting a cash settlement with the credit bureau.


Deposit costs, higher loss provisions eat into BBVA’s 2Q profit


Earnings at the U.S. unit of the Spanish banking giant Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria fell 13% from a year earlier.


Capital One hacked; job cuts and a reorg on tap for Citi


In what's being called "one of the largest-ever data breaches of a large bank," Capital One said a Seattle hacker gained access to the personal information of more than 100 million customers; Citigroup plans to cut hundreds of jobs in its global markets division and combine its equity trading and prime brokerage units.


How APIs are being used at Citi, BBVA and other leading banks


In the past few years, APIs have become a surprisingly hot topic, considered by many as a golden key to open banking and innovation.