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A recent joint analysis of large syndicated loans urged banks to improve their risk management, even though evidence suggests that nonbanks, not banks, hold the higher share of risky leveraged loans.

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6 days 22 hours ago

Nine banks agreed to be sold to credit unions last year. Some industry observers believe that number could double this year.

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6 days 22 hours ago

“The board's record of summarily approving mergers raises doubts about whether it will serve as a meaningful check on this consolidation that creates a new too big to fail bank,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a letter to the Fed.

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6 days 22 hours ago

A lawsuit alleging Wells Fargo improperly compensated its California-based mortgage loan officers could have broader ramifications now that it has been granted class certification.

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6 days 22 hours ago

Wide coverage of the mega-deal between BB&T and SunTrust; GSE reform, CFPB underwriting rule are on collision course; Swift showing more swagger in its rivalry with Ripple; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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6 days 22 hours ago

The bank says it has restored access, but it hasn’t explained how a fire-suppression system at one facility could cause a nationwide outage across all of its channels, or how its system as a whole could have been left so vulnerable to the incident.

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6 days 22 hours ago

Regional and community banks are eager to buy branches and hire top performers from the merging companies.

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6 days 22 hours ago

Some have suggested the BB&T-SunTrust deal could spur similar ones, but prolonged M&A growth is hardly a sure thing in this political environment.

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6 days 22 hours ago

The CEO earned a 15% pay increase after the company posted record profits.

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6 days 22 hours ago

Cure TargetI was playing in my head with a piece I was writing for consumers about the bankruptcy decision.

I caught myself thinking about “whether the bankruptcy was caused by mortgage debt or ….” .

And I hauled myself to a halt.

How did the words “bankruptcy” and “cause” get linked in my head?

In my head, for Pete’s sake?

Bankruptcy is not caused by insolvency, it’s a cure for insolvency.

Debt in excess of assets, particularly liquid assets, causes insolvency.

Where debts come from

The real question should be:  how did the debts arise?

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1 week 9 hours ago

Readers respond to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's overhaul of its payday loans rule, debate reforms to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, consider regulatory exemptions for regional banks and more.

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1 week 10 hours ago

The company’s investment in a small business lender is said to be the biggest ever in Europe; the merger may raise questions from regulators, spur more mergers.

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1 week 10 hours ago

Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: Friday, February 15, 2019

Case Name: 19-10234 (KG)

Location: Delaware State Bar Association 405 King Street, 2nd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801

Notice of Formation Meeting for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors can be found here. See the petition for relief.

Contact Norman L. Pernick, G. David Dean or Myles R. MacDonald for more information regarding this matter.

1 week 10 hours ago

Upcoming Committee Formation Meeting: Friday, February 15, 2019

Case Name: 19-10234 (KG)

Location: Delaware State Bar Association 405 King Street, 2nd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801

Notice of Formation Meeting for Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors can be found here. See the petition for relief.

Contact Norman L. Pernick, G. David Dean or Myles R. MacDonald for more information regarding this matter.

1 week 10 hours ago

The industry's largest acquisition in more than a decade will create the sixth-biggest bank in the country, with assets of more than $442 billion.

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1 week 22 hours ago

Management success isn’t about adopting the latest technology craze or exuding charisma, it’s about prioritizing employees and customers.

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1 week 22 hours ago

Why now? Will it work? How will their rivals respond? The megadeal between the two East Coast regionals offers up plenty of grist for speculation.

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1 week 22 hours ago

Customers reported being unable to access online banking, mobile banking or their debit cards.

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1 week 22 hours ago

The central bank has drawn mixed reviews for new stress test scenarios and changes to how much banks know about the test beforehand. Its top regulatory official says the enhancements help the post-crisis regime evolve.

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1 week 22 hours ago

The combined bank will move into a more demanding supervisory class under the Fed’s regime, but analysts also see a regulatory upside from the deal.

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1 week 22 hours ago

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