'They are coddled': Comments of the week


American Banker readers share their views on the most pressing banking topics of the week. Comments are excerpted from reader response sections of AmericanBanker.com articles and our social media platforms.


Working with the underbanked in the age of Trump


Although much of banking is cautiously optimistic about the Trump presidency, the financial firms and organizations that serve the unbanked see the election as a mixed bag at best so far.


Tap into crowd power to thrive amid disruption


The way we buy today is already different than just a few years ago. In a decade, it will be totally transformed. Here is what every company must do to stay relevant and competitive in the coming decade of unprecedented disruption.


Amazon buying Capital One? Fat chance, but fun to ponder


Chatter about bank-nonbank combinations pops up frequently, as it did in a low-profile way this week, but there are reasons you should be skeptical even in these anything-could-happen times.


JPM teams with fintech to deliver digital mortgage platform


JPMorgan Chase has partnered with the fintech firm Roostify to build a digital self-service mortgage platform.


Opus Lands a Former Fintech Exec from BBVA


Opus Bank has hired Scarlett Sieber, the former senior vice president in global business development at BBVA, to be its chief information officer.


Citizens seeks edge in middle market with tech partnership


By partnering with matchmaking platform Opportunity Network, Citizens will be able to better connect corporate clients to deals worldwide.


Fintech doesn’t need D.C.'s help


If the new White House engages in the same process of listening to and researching the fintech industry that President Obama initiated eight years ago, startups should just take a pass.