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The regulator said that Santander has not made sufficient progress in complying with a 2015 enforcement order.

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The groups and industry trade associations want the Treasury Department and the FHFA to allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to build up capital reserves.

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Experian sold consumers an "educational" credit score and falsely claimed in advertisements that the score was used by lenders to make credit decisions.

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Andy Harmening will succeed longtime retail banking chief Mary Navarro, who is retiring in June.

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BMO recently won a diversity award for reaching its goal of having women in 40% of senior management jobs, and CEO Bill Downe argues equal treatment of employees will carry over to fair treatment of customers and create long-term profits for shareholders.

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qode interactive strataNews stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that, following a $2 billion dollar loss in 2016 and the sale of its iconic Craftsman brand, there was “substantial doubt” that it would be able to keep its stores open.

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The Justice Department believes that Pyongyang was behind last year's New York Fed heist; Marcus Schenck, DB's CFO and deputy CEO, may be next in line to head the big German bank.

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As part of the broad regulatory review, the Treasury secretary should consider a blue-ribbon panel to look at modernizing policies on everything from consumer disclosures to wealth accumulation.

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Brave, founded by JavaScript creator and former Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich, intends to issue a cryptocurrency to fund the development of a new way to buy and view digital ads.

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None of the initial steps banks can take to modernize business lending are cutting-edge innovation ideas, but they can still improve the borrowing experience, giving businesses fewer reasons to look elsewhere.

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NBT Bancorp has spent the last few years introducing digital banking features intended to reach a broad audience.

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B of A's Cathy Bessant and Michelle Moore have a few suggestions for women who want to advance and RBC's Janice Fukakusa sets a new pay benchmark for female executives. Plus, Bank of the West's Nandita Bakhshi and Citi's Yolande Piazza.

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Card issuers are sounding the alarm about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's final prepaid rule, claiming that without fixes the agency has opened the door to potential fraud on unregistered cards.

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Accenture has agreed to acquire First Annapolis Consulting in an effort to add payments expertise in several international markets.

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At a time when customers are rapidly switching to digital banking, scores of branches are closing. But many institutions — mindful that brick-and-mortar locations remain a critical sales channel — are also experimenting with physical layouts that are focused on technology and generally smaller than traditional branches. In some cases, they have even done away with employees. Here is a look at some of the designs that banks have built as they seek to fuse the physical with the digital.

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It took several offers for First Busey to seal a deal to buy First Community Financial Partners, and the details in a recent public filing of the back and forth between the two Illinois banks show how patience in merger negotiations is a must.

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Implementation of the second phase of the common securitization platform had been projected for next year, but the anticipated time frame was delayed following "lessons learned" from the first phase.

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Citigroup plans to close three of its four London branches as the company seeks to cut costs and focus on digital services.

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One of the oddities of Wynn at Law, LLC’s flow of phone calls is this:  A potential client will call within seconds of getting a $180 speeding ticket, but will wait to call until well into buying a $300,000 home. The stakes are so much higher in the latter, and in fact, a real estate attorney on the front end can end up saving you money. Here are four ways how:

1. Wynn at Law, LLC reviews the title.

It’s a history project that reveals covenants on the property, environmental concerns (like our Geneva Lake Watershed), and liens. Any one of these can be costly to the buyer well after the closing.

2. Home Owner Associations

When there’s a Home Owner Association (HOA) it can have a lasting impact on your happiness with your investment. One area of completely subjective info a seller has to his advantage is his opinion of the HOA. “They’re great.” “They’re harmless.” If the HOA was terrible, would they really tell you and possibly scuttle the sale? I look at the more objective – and legally binding – HOA rules before any contract ties you to them. A sale contract most definitely will.

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3 days 13 hours ago

Good news: structured dismissals have survived Supreme Court scrutiny. Bad news: dismissals may be harder to structure, given yesterday’s 6-2 decision overruling the Third Circuit in Jevic narrowing the context in which they can be approved. We now have guidance on whether or not structured dismissals must follow the Bankruptcy Code’s priority scheme. The short answer is that they must. In issuing a decision that requires absolute adherence to the absolute priority rule outside the context of a chapter 11 plan, the Supreme Court shifted leverage back to hold-out creditors, whose position in the priority scheme must be respected in any structured dismissal approved by a Bankruptcy Court.

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