Don’t drop the ball on trans-Atlantic cooperation


The U.S. and Europe should continue to harmonize their banking rules, including for foreign banking operations, just as they did in the wake of the financial crisis.


5 key takeaways from the FIS-Worldpay deal


Given the size of the deal — which includes about $9 billion of Worldpay’s debt on top of a $34 billion bid — the pressure’s on to build a global powerhouse that can counter other major fintech mergers announced in the past weeks. FIS must also emerge as a nimble rival to the startups that threaten the old order.


Dimon says European banks need cross-border mergers to compete


European banks need to look beyond their home countries for mergers in order to tap the region's full economic power and become more competitive, JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said.


Banks pivot toward greener finance in climate action push


Financial institutions are beginning to get on board with the global fight against climate change, but they are still trailing pension funds and insurance companies in putting these concerns into action.


Small banks are told they are targets for launderers


A money-laundering scandal at Denmark's largest bank has prompted increased regulatory scrutiny at larger banks, so criminals may try to filter dirty money at smaller institutions, a regulator warned.


Last-minute regs may compound balance-sheet woes of Europe's banks


The latest draft of EU securitization rules would ban securitization of loans where borrowers certified their own income, raising concerns about banks’ ability to unload roughly $1 trillion of nonperformers.


U.S. Bancorp scrambles to keep pace in payments field


Revenue growth in its merchant payments business is expected to be tepid in the foreseeable future. The Minneapolis company says it is looking to ramp up innovation to stay competitive in a business that has been upended by fintech firms and online shopping.