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Confusion, inconsistency mar rollout of small-business loan program


Banks, under pressure to act hastily, began taking applications for government aid to small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. But narrow eligibility rules at some banks angered business owners and lawmakers.


Rescue loan snafu, so long Moven, Fed's Wells dilemma: Top stories of the week


Emergency loan program plagued by chaos on eve of launch; why Moven, one of the first challenger banks, is calling it quits; Fed faces conundrum on whether to remove Wells Fargo's asset cap; and more from this week's most-read stories.


Banks tighten lending to nervous homeowners hoping to tap equity


The worsening economy brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has big banks rethinking who they will lend to.


Fed's conundrum: Whether to remove Wells Fargo's asset cap


Amid the coronavirus emergency, the central bank may have to decide at what point the imperatives of an economic crisis outweigh the requirements of its most severe enforcement action in recent memory.


Citi, Wells Fargo, Morgan Stanley join Euro banks in pausing job cuts


Thousands of bankers are set for a reprieve as Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Morgan Stanley joined European lenders in pledging to preserve jobs amid the widespread impact of the coronavirus.


Banks focus charitable giving on fighting coronavirus


From helping hospitals purchase new testing kits and ventilators to backing efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, banks large and small are pledging millions of dollars to assist with medical relief efforts.


Big banks offer relief to California homeowners affected by COVID-19


JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, Citigroup and U.S. Bancorp, along with 200 state-chartered banks and credit unions, have agreed to let borrowers skip payments for 90 days if their finances have been upended by the pandemic. Bank of America said it would waive payments for 30 days.


Citigroup to close about 100 branches, cites declining foot traffic


It joins a growing list of banks temporarily shuttering branches as the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the country and more Americans stay home. Meanwhile, Citi and rival Wells Fargo became the latest banks to announce plans to pay bonuses to front-line employees.


Banks reward front-line employees; Wells asks Fed for asset cap relief


BofA, JPMorgan said they are paying bonuses to branch and call center employees; the bank says removing the $1.9 trillion limit on growth will help it lend to more customers in need.


Branch plans during outbreak, foreclosure pause, Wells Fargo's new top lawyer: Top stories of the week


Banks cutting back on branch services — or closing stores outright — to slow spread of coronavirus; Trump administration to halt foreclosures as pandemic worsens; Wells Fargo hires TD's Ellen Patterson as general counsel; and more from this week's most-read stories.