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.


Simple drops e-billing, and gets heat from consumers


The digital banking provider Simple has been part of BBVA for five years, and its reputation as an easy way to handle and transfer digital money has only grown in that time frame through the addition of faster payments and P2P services.


Wells' appeasement, U.S. Bank whistleblower suit, BBVA’s U.S. chief: Top stories of the week


Wells Fargo creates unit to satisfy regulatory demands; U.S. Bank employee fired after blowing whistle on sales scheme, lawsuit says; what BBVA's new U.S. CEO has on tap; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


What BBVA's new U.S. CEO has on tap


In his first extensive interview since taking the job this year, Javier Rodriguez Soler talks about banking as a service, how to keep customers happy and where he sees AI and other tech innovations heading.


How BBVA overhauled its mobile banking app


Alex Carriles, who runs mobile, online and digital accounts at BBVA Compass, describes how updates like account aggregation and expense analysis have helped increase use of its app.