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Gartner recently predicted that 80% of banks will become irrelevant by 2030. Analyst Peter Redshaw explains the strategies banks need to execute to survive.

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6 hours 26 min ago

Motor vehicle agencies are better suited to vet customers’ identities than banks; Goldman unit is stealing customers from big U.K. banks.

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6 hours 26 min ago

Organizers of Community Bank of the Carolinas in Winston-Salem have raised $18 million. The group has to bring in at least $25 million.

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6 hours 26 min ago

What amount of debt does it  take to make a consumer debt crisis? Student Loan Debt Is a crisis by itself. 1.4 trillion dollars of government student loan debt, plus another 100 billion dollars of private student loan debt. That is difficult to discharge in...

The post Consumer Debt Crisis? appeared first on Detroit Bankruptcy Lawyer Kurt O'Keefe.

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9 hours 58 min ago

SSNs are used to verify identity across the financial services industry, but use of the numbers is outdated and leaves consumers vulnerable to data breaches.

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18 hours 26 min ago

BBVA, BNP Paribas and MUFG recently used BBVA's blockchain to reach an agreement within 24 hours — instead of two weeks — to lend a Spanish power company $150 million.

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18 hours 26 min ago

After bringing in a new leader and overhauling its board, Freedom Bank in northern Virginia is looking at digital upgrades and expansion into new markets to stay relevant.

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18 hours 26 min ago

Year to date Jun. 30, 2018. Dollars in thousands.

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18 hours 26 min ago

Sen. Sherrod Brown, a longtime industry critic, said Monday that he’s weighing a possible 2020 bid.

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18 hours 26 min ago

Top executives at Advance America acknowledged that anti-money-laundering concerns at banks were likely the cause of account terminations, even as they publicly blamed a stealth regulatory campaign.

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18 hours 26 min ago

Serial neobank entrepreneur Anthony Thomson is building his third institution, this one in Australia. Here's what he's learned about the industry as he embarks on another run.

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18 hours 26 min ago

Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., crafted a moderate message and will head to the Senate after having backed legislation providing banks with regulatory relief.

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18 hours 26 min ago

The Supreme Court recently granted certiorari in the case of Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC (In re Tempnology, LLC), a First Circuit case that deepened the circuit split on whether trademark licensees are protected from a bankrupt debtor’s rejection of the underlying license.

21 hours 25 min ago

should I file bankruptcyThe famous poem begins, “how do I love thee? let me count the ways”.

But what if it’s not love that we are counting, but loathing?

Let me count the ways I loathe the Motley Fool’s article asking should I file for bankruptcy?

The underlying assumption is that people in debt flock to bankruptcy as an “easy way out”, and damage their credit score for seven years or more.

This is so wrong, where do I start?

Who files bankruptcy

No one I’ve met in 38 years as a bankruptcy lawyer arrived in my office on a whim to make their financial life easier with a “get-out-of-jail-free” card.

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1 day 3 hours ago

Sears is supposedly considering trying to raise liquidity through the post-petition sale of intracompany debt. The details of the debt and the proposed transaction aren't clear, but as a general matter, the post-petition sale of intracompany debt (or Treasury stock) seems problematic to me as with any lead into gold transaction.  Here's the issue:  if the debt is sold, is it still intracompany debt or does it become general unsecured debt? 

The viability of Sears' strategy depends on the answer to this question.  If it is still intracompany debt post-sale, it's not going to sell for very much; if it is general unsecured debt, it's much more valuable.  (This is putting aside the weird arbitrage with the CDS settlement auction market that gets warped by the CDS volume exceeding the reference debt volume.) 

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1 day 4 hours ago

In advance of Thursday’s SEC’s Roundtable on the Proxy Process*, it is worth considering the three-part posts by the Investment Company Institute (ICI) on funds and proxy voting, and CII’s FAQs on shareholder proposal data.

CII explains that fewer than half of proposals submitted are voted on, based on data between 2004 and 2017.  The SEC generally allows about 15% to be excluded, and then others are withdrawn.  On average, 13% of Russell 3000 companies received a proposal, and the median number was one per year.  The largest companies tend to be targeted for proposals, with the S&P 500 companies being the recipient of about 77% of them, since those companies make up a greater portion of any investment portfolio.
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1 day 6 hours ago

Regulators typically write rules before applying them. But the CFPB is attempting the reverse.

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1 day 18 hours ago

A Colorado business owner and the second-largest U.S. bank are set to go to court this month over his intellectual property claim that he owns the service mark for an online virtual assistant named Erica. That is the same name the bank uses for its digital assistant.

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