U.S.

Digital dollar seems inevitable, but details remain fuzzy

06/11/20

The push for a public option to digitize government payments has gotten stronger, and the discussion has moved on from whether it should happen to how it should happen.

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How Citi and Flywire sped payments to get PPE from China to Boston

05/04/20

The shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers is one of the most troublesome elements of the coronavirus outbreak, though prior work to declutter cross-border supply chain payments provides some hope.

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Banks put job cuts — and more — on hold during coronavirus outbreak

03/31/20

While some big banks have pledged to avoid layoffs this year, hiring freezes and delayed projects are becoming the norm during the pandemic.

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Branches brace for staff shortages, rush for cash

03/18/20

The coronavirus outbreak has led many banks to close branches, but for those that remain open, it's a new normal.

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De novo activity has gone silent. What happened?

03/05/20

Challenging business conditions, exacerbated by coronavirus fears, have disrupted organizers' planning efforts.

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Credit union-bank M&A has slowed. Is it a trend, or just a pause?

02/27/20

Credit unions could be feeling some of the heat from critics of their bank takeovers, or simply gearing up for another round of activity.

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Credit union-bank deals may have peaked (for now)

01/20/20

Pushback from banks, a smaller pool of sellers and potential regulatory hurdles could pose setbacks for credit unions this year.

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Small banks turn to subordinated debt to fund growth

12/19/19

Lower interest rates are allowing banks to use the cheaper capital to repay higher-cost debt and prepare for future expansion.

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An internet banking pioneer’s view from the catbird seat

11/26/19

David Becker, who founded First Internet Bank two decades ago, says traditional banks' digital-only ventures are only making his bank look more mainstream.

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Santander pivots to Americas as growth in Europe stalls

11/20/19

Ana Botin, the Spanish banking giant's chairman, is counting on Santander's new digital platform to help drive expansion in the U.S. and Latin America.

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