TELLER REPLACEMENT? In Diebold’s prototype mini-branch, bank staff members appear only on video.
ATM company Diebold has put together a mini-branch prototype that features artificial intelligence, voice recognition and video tellers.

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Because of a regulatory quirk, Lending Club and its competitors depend on banks to issue their loans. The set-up raises questions about the regulatory outlook for the fast-growing marketplace lending sector.  more »
No amount of diligence on the part of financial institutions will help prevent future data breaches until retailers are subject to the same national data security standards that apply to banks and credit unions  more »
Collecting and verifying information about corporate customers is a long, often painful process for banks and clients. Now a number of organizations are aiming to solve the problem with registries that do the low-level grunt work on banks' behalf. But skeptics wonder whether regulators will bless the idea—and if banks are willing to put aside their rivalry for a common purpose.  read more »
The former Astoria chief, who died Sunday, took Astoria from a sleepy mutual to the fifth-biggest publicly traded thrift in New York. Engelke was also know for freely speaking his mind while maintaining strong relationships with fellow bankers.  read more »
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A Neobank that Aims to Protect Millennials from Themselves
A Canadian startup, Koho, is poised to begin testing a mobile financial product that helps customers manage spending — think card controls that prevent late-night withdrawals to fund one round of tequila too many.  read more »
The president's decision to bolster ties with the island nation will likely give banks relief from sanctions, as well as expanded opportunities for money transfers and the financing of U.S. exports.  read more »
The CFPB sued Sprint on Wednesday, claiming it allowed illegal charges onto customer's cell phone bills. The case is likely to be a test of whether the agency has the power to oversee telecommunications firms.  read more »
Ed Clark took Toronto-Dominion Bank from nowhere in the U.S. to the nation's 15th-largest bank holding company in a single decade — but his even-keeled, conscientious leadership philosophy is perhaps his most valuable legacy.  read more »
The Mississippi company is hopeful examiners will recognize progress made on Bank Secrecy Act compliance, including a much bigger staff and enhanced systems. If all goes well, BancorpSouth could have a consent order lifted, paving the way for it to refile applications for two acquisitions it hopes to complete next year.  read more »
Our second annual ranking of the banks that win high marks from employees for providing a positive work environment, top-notch benefits and ample career-advancement opportunities. (The perks – like free lattes and subsidized gym memberships – are nice, too.)  read more »
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