Investment strategies

U.S. banks are playing catch-up with Chinese fintechs


Banks should stop competing on volume with large techs and start competing on added-value services to win over customers.


Let’s clear the air on bitcoin and blockchain


It’s been a bumpy decade for crypto and blockchain, but both are here to stay.


Banks play a key role in staving off global warming


Here’s why we joined other banks globally in disclosing the environmental impact from loans and investments.


'A compliance nightmare': Comments of the week


Readers react to regulators revamping the Volcker Rule and the U.S. Postal Service getting into banking, criticize HUD's plan to make it harder for consumers to allege discrimination and more.


Make banks use T-bills as collateral for excess reserves


The approach could work as long as the Fed were to add certain thresholds.


'Pure extortion of commerce': Comments of the week


Readers weigh in on community development at BB&T-SunTrust, consider the role that branches play in bank marketing and debate the future of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.


MVB in W.Va. to report big gain from its fintech portfolio


The company, which has invested $3 million in fintech in recent years, said the value of the portfolio is nearing $14 million.


Rana Yared, Goldman Sachs | Most Powerful Women: Next


The investments that Rana Yared's team makes in startups help Goldman Sachs in two ways: Besides earning a profit, the company also uses a lot of the technology the startups develop as part of its internal digital transformation.


De novos breed small businesses, Florida Bankers chief says


Alex Sanchez acknowledges that the U.S. has a lot of banks and many failed in the crisis, but he says a healthy economy needs a fresh supply of community lenders to nurture entrepreneurs.