A 2019 bankers' reading list for the dog days of summer


You've made it to August: Ready to hit the beach or just hide somewhere and curl up with a good read? Here are 12 books that address any need: improve your leadership skills, revive unused parts of the brain, stretch your imagination, or laugh from the gut.


Facebook's bid to break banking


The social media giant says its cryptocurrency project can bring services to the world's unbanked. Lawmakers and regulators aren’t so sure.


New funding raises N26’s valuation to $3.5B


The challenger bank startup will use the new cash to double its U.S. headcount.


Challenger bank Current launches anti-overdraft product


The company has created GoFundMe-like pages for users to petition friends and family to help them pay the charges assessed by banks.


Google flirts with bank charter, digital disruption, Truist fallout: Top stories of the week


Google explored the OCC's fintech charter, then walked away; the biggest changes in digital banking could be just ahead; 'Truist' rebrand prompts lawsuit by N.C. credit union; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Did Facebook swipe its Calibra logo from a challenger bank?


The new digital-currency unit at Facebook has a logo that's nearly identical to that of challenger bank Current, which has been around since 2015.


‘Another one?’ Bankers react to Facebook’s digital currency


Community bank executives, payments officials and others said Libra faces an uphill battle amid heavy competition and regulatory scrutiny.


ING bets its future on open banking


The Dutch company is no longer a bank in some countries, but more of a digital matchmaker between consumers and financial products provided by third parties, explains innovation chief Benoit LeGrand.


Goldman, Stripe execs spar on future of financial services


Both companies want money to be "programmable." But how to go about it is a matter of dispute.


U.K. challenger bank Monzo aims for U.S. charter in broad stateside push


Monzo has been adding roughly 200,000 users a month in the U.K., and is hoping to replicate that success as it launches in the U.S.