Goldman considers more surveillance; banks seek robotic experts


The bank would add to monitoring of employees outside the U.S. in response to the 1MDB scandal; financial firms seek help to automate more systems.


Homeowners cash out; Bitcoin accepted in Ohio


Cash-outs accounted for 80% of mortgage refinances in the third quarter; state will accept bitcoin for business tax payments.


Meta Financial taps insider as next CEO


Brad Hanson has been with the South Dakota company since founding its payment services division in 2004.


Plastic cards will be gone in five years: Synchrony CEO


Margaret Keane discussed Synchrony's investments in technology, including how the card issuer plans to use customer data to help retailers create targeted ads, during an appearance Tuesday in New York,


BofA tries to boost dealmakers; How Walmart was lost


Executives offer support to lift investment bankers’ morale; retailer’s move from Synchrony Financial could force card issuers to make concessions.


Noncash payments fraud is on the rise: Fed study


The central bank found that the increase in noncash payments fraud from 2012 to 2015 was still just a small fraction of overall payments.


CFPB seeks ‘abuse’ definition; Fidelity offers bitcoin trading


A definition would give lenders a clearer idea of what practices are off limits; the mutual fund giant will provide the service for institutional clients.


PNC to use Ripple blockchain tech for international payments


The Pittsburgh bank joins Bank of America and other large financial players in a distributed-ledger network that seeks to make global payments in real time.


Kraninger nomination advances; banks line up to lend to Saudi Arabia


The CFPB nominee wins approval from the Senate Banking Committee by a 13-12 vote; the country is looking to borrow $11 billion after Aramco IPO is delayed.


Facebook's offer has takers; rates rising on risky business loans


The company says several banks and credit card issuers are interested in data sharing; rates may go even higher when corporate borrowers need to refinance.