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Banks have long avoided small-dollar lending because it made little sense from a business or regulatory standpoint, but two of the industry’s top regulators are now encouraging banks to reconsider.
If you think your bank’s greatest competitive threat is the community bank or credit union down the street, you better think again.
Is it time to appoint a millennial to your bank’s board of directors?
It certainly seemed ominous for traditional banks when at the end of July the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said it would begin issuing special purpose national bank charters to fintech companies.
Bankers have wrestled for some time trying to make sense of cryptocurrency’s true value or the level of influence it will have on markets.
We may be living in a digital age, but the customer experience still matters—perhaps even more so, with consumers less frequently interacting with people, and more often with your organization’s app or website.
A quote attributed to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos seems to apply to another corporate CEO, Tim Sloan at Wells Fargo & Co. “A brand for a company is a little like a reputation for a person. You can earn reputation by trying to do hard things well.”
By the time this hits your inbox, it’s possible something else in addition to dog leashes and baseball gloves are subject to a new tariff, based on President Donald Trump’s escalating trade battles with China and other countries.
Can a bank be both socially driven and profitable?
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was back in the news recently when a second federal court found it to be unconstitutional due to the vast unchecked power wielded by its director.
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