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Outsourcing PPP, stress-test fallout, SCOTUS’ CFPB ruling: Top stories of the week


As PPP enters forgiveness phase, some banks see outsourcing as best move; after the Fed’s stress tests, Wells Fargo to cut dividend while other big banks boost capital buffer; Supreme Court strikes down CFPB leadership structure; and more from this week’s most-read stories.


U.S. Bancorp reshuffles corporate and commercial leadership


The company announced a slate of changes on Monday that includes the creation of a new position overseeing strategy for corporate and commercial banking.


PNC pledges $1 billion to fight racism


The Pittsburgh-based company said the funds will be used to support community development, minority-owned businesses and charitable organizations that work to promote social justice.


Big banks cling to branch expansion plans despite coronavirus shock


Executives argue the rollouts will largely focus on new markets and work in tandem with digital banking efforts.


How long will banks have to keep padding loan-loss reserves?


Lenders are cautioning not only that second-quarter provisions might exceed the spike seen earlier this year, but also that credit costs could be elevated into 2021 if the economic slowdown drags on or fears of a second coronavirus wave are borne out.


U.S. Bancorp pledges $116 million to address racial inequality


As part of its commitment, the Minneapolis company said it will provide $100 million in capital to African American owned and operated businesses and organizations.


Big-bank execs condemn racism after George Floyd death


The chiefs of some of the biggest U.S. banks called on their workers to fight racism after an unarmed black man died as a result of a white police officer kneeling on his neck, prompting nationwide protests.


U.S. Bancorp could step up branch closings post-COVID


Customers' increased use of digital channels during the pandemic could compel the Minneapolis company to rethink its branch strategy, CEO Andy Cecere said.


Banks tore up digital scripts once pandemic hit


U.S. Bancorp, Wells Fargo, WSFS and others were already deeply engaged in digital transformations before the coronavirus crisis led them to pivot — quickly.


Wells Fargo, JPMorgan among banks sued over aid to small businesses


Bank of America and U.S. Bancorp were also named in a lawsuit filed in Sunday in which the banks are accused of prioritizing large loans distributed through the Paycheck Protection Program in order to maximize fees.