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Know how many different ways customers can ask a virtual assistant to move money between accounts? The answer is one of Bank of America’s takeaways from a lot of trial and error this year in launching voice-activated services.

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President Trump said he won't fire Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell but blamed an "out of control" U.S. central bank for the worst stock market sell-off since February.

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The groups argue the proposal, which would provide certain legal safe harbors to participating companies, exceeds the CFPB’s statutory authority and would put consumers at greater risk.

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Efficiency gains also drove results at the Kansas City, Mo., company.

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Banks will have to re-engineer a number of systems to meet the eclectic demands of the generation born roughly in the last 10 to 20 years.

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This week’s name change is that latest in a string of moves Ira Robbins has made since he replaced his mentor, Gerald Lipkin, in January.

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The uproar over the incendiary writings of a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau official have led to calls for his removal, but the agency’s interim chief says he won’t “let any outside group dictate who works here.”

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The Senate Banking Committee's latest hearing offers some clues.

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The bureau says it lacks explicit authority to conduct routine supervision of lenders’ compliance with service member protections, but the decision has sparked pushback from the Defense Department and groups representing military personnel.

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Readers react to an argument about reining in banker pay, weigh the push for raising the minimum wage, respond to Wells Fargo getting back into the private-label securities market and more.

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Attorney Ron SykstusIs it just me or does it seem like your cell phone is blowing up? Ok, I know it’s not just me! There is something you can do about this persistent and annoying harassment under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).

What Is the Telephone Consumer Protection Act?

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is a powerful law that regulates telephone calls to both a home and cell phone. Specifically, 47 U.S.C. § 227(c)(5) sets forth the Do Not Call (DNC) list that is now common knowledge in our country. Click here to go to the government Do Not Call Registry.

How Does the “Do Not Call Registry” Work?

Make sure to get all of your numbers registered on the Do Not Call list. Make sure you keep a copy of the receipts (you’ll get them by email) showing that your number is registered.  It is very important that you actually print this document and save it in a safe place as it would be an exhibit if you had to enforce your rights to stop telemarketers from calling you.

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You wouldn’t think the word “you” would be so challenging.

While knowing who you are may be central to philosophy and mental health, you wouldn’t think it poses a difficult question in a business bankruptcy.

Yet, small business owners find it hard to separate themselves from the business, even when that business is incorporated.

After all, the owner’s financial livelihood rises and falls with the success of the corporation’s business.

Twice in the past two days, I had occasion to point out to clients who own small corporations that when the bankruptcy trustee says “you”, the trustee is talking about you, the individual, not the business that you have been immersed in.

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Filing for Chapter 13 bankruptcy is one option if you are struggling financially. Under Chapter 13, your debt obligations get reorganized into a supervised monthly payment plan agreed on by your creditors. This payment plan generally lasts for a period between three to five years. Once your repayment plan is over, the remaining debt will......
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Millennials are targeting homeownership within the next few years, but many are buying into certain house-purchasing myths, according to Bank of America.

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For bankers and network providers, it’s a given that moving to a real-time payment system like Zelle will lead to an increase in fraud attempts. Here's a look at the ways they're fighting back.

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Proposition 10 would give local jurisdictions a freer hand to restrict rents, but critics say that would lead to property devaluations. Some see an effect regardless of whether the measure passes.

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First Merchants in Indiana would pass $10 billion in assets by acquiring MBT Financial in Michigan.

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A reimagined local experience is the best way banks can forge emotional connections with their consumers, industry experts say.

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CIT Bank and Simple recently started offering higher yields on the condition that customers make regular contributions to savings. The offers are designed to help the banks avoid rate wars, but some analysts question whether they will appeal to enough consumers.

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