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The central bank has failed to appropriately scrutinize deals in recent years, potentially putting the financial system at risk.

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U.S. court filings on Tuesday revealed how little some Standard Chartered employees heeded U.S. sanctions, and how they dissembled in order to hold on to profitable clients.

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Three regulators warn Wells it hasn’t made enough progress on consent order; poor fourth quarter investment banking revenue ignites cutbacks.

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Recanati v. Roberts (In re Roberts), 594 B.R. 484 (Bankr. N.D. Fla. 2018) – In connection with acquisition of a restaurant the debtor agreed to assume debts of the business. After the debtor filed a chapter 7 bankruptcy, the former owners … Continue reading

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The resignation of Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan represented more troubles for an already scandal-ridden financial institution.

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Senior officials at the OCC, FDIC and Fed signaled they agree more than they disagree on a plan to modernize the Community Reinvestment Act.

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The company warned that the move will likely reduce its first-quarter profit by $8 million.

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Tax attorney Bill Purdy says:  don’t take IRS form 1099 at face value.

Hundreds of thousands of taxpayers at this moment are looking at, or thinking about, Form 1099-A or Form 1099-C documents they have received.

  • Some arrived in the tax year a debt was allegedly cancelled.
  • Others are issued by financial instructions many years after they should have been issued.
  • Some should never have been issued at all.

Some taxpayers “feel” or outright suspect these 1099 forms must be wrong somehow. Others are dutifully resigned to paying the ordinary income tax that follows the way the form was filled out.

Look again!

At least 50% of the forms issued by financial entities are wrong in one or more respects. Recently, the average number of defective forms coming across my desk is running 75%.

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The heads of three agencies reiterated their concern about the bank’s progress in fixing risk management and corporate governance flaws.

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With an implementation deadline less than a year away, bankers will be pressed to detail how a new accounting rule for loan losses will affect reserves, earnings and capital.

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The regulatory relief bill passed last year eliminated mandatory stress tests for dozens of regional and midsize banks, yet many banks continue running internal tests anyway. Here’s why.

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Looking to Move When You Retire? 8 Considerations to Keep in Mind If you are thinking about moving when you retire, you are definitely not alone. Age Wave and Merrill Lynch report in their study that 64% of retirees have moved or anticipate moving in retirement. But is moving right for you? There are a......
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The Treasury secretary told the House Financial Services Committee that he has been in coordination with the U.S. bank regulators to soften the impact of the United Kingdom potentially failing to strike a deal on its exit from the European Union.

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Gateway Mortgage Group’s dream of being a national, diversified financial services player will hinge on its effort to turn a community bank into an online-only platform.

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The agreement with U.S. and U.K. regulators is on top of the $667 million it paid to U.S. authorities in 2012 for its handling of transactions that violated economic sanctions against Iran.

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Sloane, who died on Saturday, refused to bulk up on commercial real estate loans, a move that helped him survive two severe economic downturns.

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PR campaigns won’t be enough to salvage the bank’s reputation after a series of scandals. Instead, it should look into adopting a new name, among other crucial steps.

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As bankruptcy rates among American farmers continue to rise, a bill was recently introduced in the Senate that would make some changes to Chapter 12 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.  The Family Farmer Relief Act of 2019 is designed to help family farmers reorganize after falling on hard times.

Chapter 12 is the section of the bankruptcy code that is specifically for family farmers and fishermen. Congress established Chapter 12 of the Bankruptcy Code in 1986.    Chapter 12 removes many barriers that debtors would face under Chapter 11 or Chapter 13. For instance, Chapter 12 is less complicated and expensive than a Chapter 11, which is better tailored to larger corporations or businesses.  Additionally, Chapter 13 is for regular wage earners who have smaller debts than a farmer would typically have. In establishing Chapter 12, Congress tried to combine features of the Bankruptcy Code to provide a way for family farmers and fisherman to successfully reorganize.

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The business, which has $827 billion in assets under administration, includes operations in the U.S., the Philippines and India, according to the buyer, Principal Financial Group.

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Bank of America plans to raise its minimum wage to $20 an hour over two years. The baseline will rise to $17 on May 1 and then climb to $20 in 2021, the company said.

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