Here's Congress's chance to help black communities


A blueprint that includes more CRA and tax credits for lower-income African Americans would help a demographic disproportionately harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.


Critics of credit union-bank mergers have it all wrong


Bankers may not want to hear this, but communities benefit when credit unions buy banks.


'Don't try the FDIC's patience': Comments of the week


Readers react to the FDIC's fine against a bank over a 5-year-old consent order, Regions Financial's about-face on acquisitions, HUD's promotion of a controversial CFPB official and more.


'It makes my head explode': Comments of the week


Readers react to Sen. Warren calling for banks to fund her Medicare plan, a proposal requiring big-bank CEOs to testify before Congress, federal regulators missing Trump-appointees on their board and more.


Kansas credit unions prevail in latest state-level tax fight


A special committee in the state Senate has recommended not to move forward on a proposed bill to tax credit unions above a certain asset threshold.


'Litigation threats are destroying innovation': Comments of the week


Readers react to a regulator's promise to reduce regulation that hinders innovation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren's plan to impose heavier taxes on lobby groups, Freddie Mac's exploration into AI and more.


Entegra settles with adviser over unexpected merger expense


The North Carolina company was hit with a tax penalty tied to its purchase of Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia.


Will this be CRE lenders' new best friend?


Federal "Opportunity Zones" that reduce exposure on capital gains could draw rich investors — and commercial lenders along with them — into economic development projects in thousands of troubled communities around the country.


BNY Mellon's profit climbs, but deposit worries mount


Earnings were bolstered by lower taxes and higher asset-servicing fees, but revenue was flat and analysts raised concerns about a shrinking deposit base.


End the free ride for tax-exempt credit unions


Policymakers are right to re-examine the industry’s exemption and the unfair competitive advantage it provides.