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Barred by regulators from adding assets for at least another six months, the bank has only one main lever to pull to boost returns.

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3 days 20 hours ago

Käthe Anchel is expected to help push Umpqua’s recent focus on what it calls the “human-digital” banking experience.

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Citigroup spent years reeling in customers with promotional rates, many of which have expired or soon will. The bank thinks it can keep a large number of those customers and make more money off of them.

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Those in financial difficulty are frequently not operating at their peak.  I know that.

But for the life of me, I can’t understand how the recipient of a summons and complaint from a California court can read the papers and absorb only that they have a “court date”.

Arghhh!

How California lawsuit works

The basic outline of a collection suit is that the creditor files a complaint with the court. The court issues its summons, which validates the complaint and puts the defendant on notice that there is a legal suit pending.

The summons tells the person served plainly that they must file a typewritten answer to the complaint within 30 days of service.  Fail to file an answer and the other side may get a judgment for the relief prayed for, which is usually money.

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4 days 4 hours ago

Attorney Ed WoodsMillions of Americans have revolving credit card debt. The rate of interest on credit card debt is usually very high in relation to other types of debt. These rates can vary. Many credit card rates are affected by the Federal Reserve’s benchmark rate. This means that when this rate rises, so does the interest rate on affected credit cards and consumers holding these cards must pay more interest. The Federal Reserve has recently increased its rate and more increases are expected.

According to CreditCards.com, the average credit card interest rate is currently 17.01 percent.  One year ago, the average rate was 16.15 percent and two years ago the average rate stood at 15.22 percent. So, if this trend continues, carrying a balance on your credit cards is going to take a bigger bite out of your wallet. The average amount of credit card debt per American household is $5,700.00 according to the Federal Reserve. So, at 17.01 percent average interest rate, the change will be noticeable.

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4 days 7 hours ago

The Montana company will spend $200 million to buy Idaho Independent and Community 1st Bank.

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4 days 8 hours ago

The biggest U.S. bank leaned on old-fashioned lending in the third quarter to weather a slump in fixed-income trading.

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JPMorgan and Citibank post better-than-expected results; Adding workers and promoting its charitable efforts, the bank hopes to win favor.

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The interest-rate moves stoking President Donald Trump’s ire are also fueling Citigroup Inc.’s profits.

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Wells Fargo & Co. hasn’t yet fixed all of its problems, but at least it stopped its revenue slump.

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The Pittsburgh bank reported a double-digit increase in 3Q profits on a mix of higher loan yields in its retail and corporate banking units, higher corporate service fees and several other factors.

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Double-digit gains in interest and noninterest income more than offset higher deposit, compensation costs.

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The banking agencies should expand the use of regulatory sandboxes to keep pace with international counterparts.

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Brian Behlendorf, the executive director of Hyperledger, explains why Hyperledger and the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance have joined each other’s organizations. 

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4 days 20 hours ago

The company’s stock plunges after Sarah Friar’s departure announced; the bank said it unintentionally withheld mortgage discounts from minority borrowers.

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Toronto-Dominion Bank wants customers to complete nine out of every 10 routine transactions on their own within three years.

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A growing number of the top lawyers at major financial institutions are women. What’s it going to take to get other departments to follow suit?

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The company agreed to buy Mainland Bank for nearly $20 million in stock.

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The Federal Reserve System is trying to be proactive in these and other high-profile areas, offering educational materials and coaching to bank execs and directors, according to supervision officials at the St. Louis and Richmond Fed banks.

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The added heft will help companies like Independent Bank and Berkshire Hills better compete with the bigger banks that control much of the region’s deposits, and perhaps give them a leg up on other giants, including JPMorgan Chase, moving into the Boston market.

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