Small banks’ big challenge: Growing deposits


New data from the FDIC shows that banks with less than $10 billion of assets are ceding deposit share to their larger rivals. What can they do to keep pace?


Synchrony, Lowe's sign multiyear extension of credit card deal


The card issuer Synchrony will continue to manage three cards for the national hardware chain. The timing is good as Synchrony recently lost a deal issuing cards for Walmart.


Synchrony at strategic crossroads after losing Walmart deal


The Stamford, Conn., issuer of store credit cards has two potential options after the retail giant chose to partner with Capital One. But the decision over which path to take is out of its hands.


Synchrony says it lost Walmart card in battle with Capital One


Synchrony Financial said its credit-card deal with Walmart won't be renewed and will expire next year. The largest issuer of store cards said Thursday that it's evaluating whether to sell the $10 billion in balances or retain the portfolio and convert qualifying customers to general purpose credit cards.


To keep Walmart business, Synchrony must lean into its tech game


With Walmart reportedly weighing bids from Capital One alongside incumbent Synchrony Financial to handle its private-label credit card account, Synchrony's use of data and artificial intelligence are more important than ever.


Synchrony completes revised deal for PayPal's loan book


Synchrony ultimately bought $7.6 billion of loan receivables, including $800 million in loan participations that had not been part of the original deal.


How credit card issuers are prepping for the next downturn


Dark clouds may not yet be on the horizon, but industry executives are sending the message to investors that they know a turn in the credit cycle is coming, and they are planning accordingly.


What’s behind rising delinquencies on private-label credit cards


It’s not just weaker underwriting and higher household debt levels that are driving past-due rates to their highest levels in seven years.


Lenders retreat from subprime consumer credit as losses mount


The post-recession boom in auto loans and credit cards for borrowers with marred credit histories has been winding down in recent months.


'Where everyone is going': How analytics is changing the customer experience


Citigroup, Synchrony and other banks are using so-called "journey analytics" to spot weaknesses along the entirety of a customer's interactions with the bank.