Original CEO of Frankenmuth Credit Union dead at 76


Kathleen Bierlein Yancer served the Michigan-based institution for more than 30 years before retiring in 2003.


Former CEO of Adventure Credit Union dead at 59


Brian McVeigh passed away on Dec. 31, following a 14-month battle with brain cancer, according to a release from the Michigan Credit Union League, having spent more than 35 years serving in a variety of roles at CUs across the state.


Retired CEO of San Diego County Credit Union dead at 64


Irene Oberbauer spent 12 years in the credit union movement and was SDCCU's first female CEO, serving from 2007 until her retirement in 2010.


Paul Sarbanes, U.S. senator who co-wrote anti-fraud law, dies at 87


The Maryland Democrat served five terms in the U.S. Senate, a 30-year tenure in which he was chairman of the Senate Banking Committee when it responded to a rash of accounting scandals. He didn’t seek a sixth term and retired on Jan. 3, 2007.


Ascentra Credit Union CEO dead at 52


Dale Owen began his career at the Bettendorf, Iowa-based institution in 1999 and took over as chief executive in 2013.


Fintech, bank conflict heats up; Deutsche plans bonus cuts


Fintechs want access to customers’ financial data, but banks are resisting, on security concerns; Deutsche Bank may cut bonus pool 20% after 14% drop last year.


Longtime CBA counsel had the backs of banks, the respect of regulators


Steven Zeisel, a lobbyist with the Consumer Bankers Association who died Sunday, was a strong voice for financial institutions navigating post-crisis regulations. He also had the ear of policymakers on the other side of the table.


Skip Hove, former FDIC acting chairman and Nebraska banker, dies at 84


Hove, who spent 11 years on the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. board, was the agency's acting chairman three different times during the 1990s. He held several jobs in banking, including chairman and CEO of Minden Exchange Bank & Trust, which had been led by his father.


Homeowners rush to refi; did JPM execs dismiss warnings about Jeffrey Epstein?


The rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 3.6%, a three-year low; Mary C. Erdoes, a top bank executive, allegedly pushed back against compliance department suggestions to jettison the controversial client.


Russell E. Hogg, former Mastercard CEO, dies


During his time with the company, Hogg directed its transformation from Interbank to Mastercard and helped expand the card brand's global presence.