Heartland reworks AIM Bancshares deal to reflect Fed concerns


The Iowa company said it will pursue a two-step acquisition to address unspecified issues raised by the Federal Reserve as part of its review of the acquisition.


CFPB staff shake-up seen hampering investigations


The agency’s consolidation of supervision and enforcement policy into one office could compromise the independence of those deciding when to investigate alleged wrongdoing by banks and others, critics of the move say.


Plaid ‘surprised’ by TD Bank trademark suit, denies allegations


Plaid said it has been in discussions with TD Bank over allegations of trademark infringement and false advertising and was caught off-guard by the lawsuit the bank filed Wednesday.


Activist lawsuit a reminder for banks to tread carefully in proxy fights


Driver Management, a bank investor, alleges that First United in Maryland made false claims and improperly lobbied lawmakers to keep its nominees off the board. The bank asserts that it acted properly in response to an attempted hostile takeover.


As states and OCC keep butting heads, does innovation suffer?


Backers of lawsuits challenging federal charter and interest rate policies for nonbanks say states are sticking up for consumer protection. Others say the legal quagmire could slow efforts to improve the regulatory framework.


Four bankers of failed thrift charged with helping client embezzle funds


The Justice Department alleges that the bankers worked with “higher-ranking bank officials” at Washington Federal Bank for Savings in Chicago to falsify records and hide funds prior to the bank's December 2017 collapse.


Will Citi snafu bring fresh scrutiny to custodial banks?


Citigroup’s $900 million payment blunder in a usually sleepy part of the financial market dominated by a handful of banks has experts wondering if regulators will uncover a deeper problem.


Wells Fargo consumer chief may testify of 'fear' her predecessor inspired


Mary Mack is expected to say that other employees were scared of Carrie Tolstedt, according to the bank’s regulators. Tolstedt, one of five former Wells executives facing civil charges in connection with the bank’s phony-accounts scandal, could be fined as much as $25 million.


CapStar agrees to end long-running litigation against investor


The Nashville bank had sued Gaylon Lawrence in 2017 over allegations that he was pursuing an illegal takeover, but the two sides announced terms of a settlement.


Truist, Truliant Federal Credit Union settle trademark suit


The case stemmed from the credit union's claims that the bank's branding would create confusion among consumers.