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The House Financial Services Committee chairman is calling out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's regulator for authorizing payments to two housing trust funds while the mortgage giants have their own financial struggles.

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3 days 17 hours ago

The finance sector had the highest number of breaches of all industries, with 471 in 2016, according to a report issued Friday by the White House's Council of Economic Advisers.

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3 days 17 hours ago

A sophisticated campaign by Russian actors seeking to manipulate the 2016 U.S. presidential election through social media included stealing the identities of Americans and using accounts at PayPal to aid their effort.

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3 days 17 hours ago

Just two months after a capital infusion, First Capital Bancshares added banking veterans including John McCoy and Harvey Glick as directors in a board overhaul, changed CEOs, and decided to move its corporate headquarters to Charleston, S.C.

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3 days 17 hours ago

Democratic lawmakers are objecting to acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney's decision to strip the fair-lending office of enforcement powers.

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3 days 17 hours ago

U.S. Bank's $600 million fine for AML lapses quickly drew readers attention, while acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney got the Cordray treatment on Capitol Hill and big banks made moves to speed real-time payments.

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3 days 17 hours ago

The card activation process is relatively low-tech, but since its introduction nearly three decades ago it has been hugely effective in preventing credit cards from falling into the wrong hands. Among its pioneers was Ash Gupta, American Express’ president of global credit risk, who is retiring next month.

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3 days 17 hours ago

A bipartisan bill to establish a federal security framework follows a string of efforts beset by congressional turf battles.

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3 days 17 hours ago

The CFTC will pay the award for tips received from one person in the case, in which the bank didn’t properly disclose that it was steering asset management customers into investments that would be profitable for the bank.

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3 days 17 hours ago

Cathy Moran

I’ve been named a SuperLawyer among Bay Area bankruptcy lawyers. That makes 10 years running.

It’s flattering, but probably not much more than that.

The real measure of my skills is in the clients’ lives whom I’ve impacted and the young bankruptcy lawyers I’ve mentored.

And I’m going to be teaching new bankruptcy lawyers and their staffs at the NACBA convention in Denver in April.  I love sharing what I know about this practice.

In the meantime, I’m waiting for my cape to be delivered, along with flight instructions.

Read More from: The Soap Box

3 days 18 hours ago

Attorney Ron SykstusI recently saw this heartbreaking article regarding Vietnam veterans titled “Reverberations from war complicate Vietnam veterans’ end-of-life care.”

Maybe it is because I just watched the Ken Burns’ Vietnam documentary but this article really struck a chord with me.  If you haven’t seen it, this is a “must-watch.” What strikes me the most about the documentary is the absolute incompetent and willfully negligent leadership that kept the problems with the Vietnam war (and why we were there and our chances and definition of success) from the American public.  Instead, the war killed and wounded a tremendous number of our nation’s most precious commodity.  For anyone who has worn the uniform of our country, he or she knows that you don’t put a single one of our troops in harm’s way unless you have a damn good reason to do so.

Read More from: Bonds & Botes, P.C.

4 days 2 hours ago

In Ohio and throughout the country, bankruptcy is identified by its chapters, most commonly Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 for consumers, and Chapter 11 for businesses. In fact, the chapters of bankruptcy have become ingrained in our culture, with people saying a struggling business may need to “file Chapter 11”.

If you are struggling to make ends meet or feeling crushed under the weight of large debts such as credit card bills, you may be considering bankruptcy as an option.

For most people in your situation, bankruptcy can help provide a fresh start within a number of months or years and, in the short-term, put a stop to creditor harassment, wage garnishment and other indignities.

Before you take action to speak with an experienced Springfield, Ohio, bankruptcy attorney, take a few moments to learn about the types of bankruptcy that may be available to you as a consumer.

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

This form of bankruptcy is the most direct route available to consumers who wish to wipe out unsecured debts such as credit card debt, medical bills, or deficiency balances due to auto repossession. For this reason it is often referred to as “straight bankruptcy”.

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4 days 3 hours ago

Bank’s alleged lax controls enabled a former customer to launder money in a payday lending scheme; digital currency has made back a chunk of its recent decline.

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4 days 5 hours ago

Natasha Lamb, the activist investor who got four large banks to publish adjusted gender pay gaps, explains why companies with gender diversity perform better.

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4 days 17 hours ago

As regulators look to update the Community Reinvestment Act, they should better integrate online and mobile banking activity as part of exam performance.

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4 days 17 hours ago

As U.S. banks were tallying up the billions of dollars in extra profits they'll reap from the sweeping tax cuts signed into law by President Donald Trump, they were quietly delivering unwelcome news to local governments: The interest rates on their loans were about to go up.

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4 days 17 hours ago

U.S. Bancorp. has agreed to pay $613 million in penalties to state and federal authorities for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and a faulty anti-money-laundering program.

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4 days 17 hours ago

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a set of 10 standards for banks and credit unions that want to to offer small loans to subprime customers. Among its ideas: keep monthly payments at or below 5% of the borrower’s paycheck and make loans available quickly through digital channels.

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4 days 17 hours ago

Erminia Johannson's promotion is part of an effort by BMO Financial to generate more revenue from its U.S. operations.

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4 days 17 hours ago

Amid all the complaining about increased regulation, and the need to maintain higher capital levels, bankers are failing to realize that there is also a significant opportunity: Those that develop operational excellence at deploying capital can set themselves apart from peers.

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