Neil Weinberg

Editor in Chief

Neil Weinberg is American Banker’s editor in chief. Neil came to the American Banker in May 2011 after 18 years at Forbes Media, where he was a reporter, Japan bureau chief, senior editor and executive editor in charge of Money & Investing coverage for Forbes magazine and Forbes.com. Neil was awarded the Overseas Press Club's 2006 award for the best business story in a magazine and is co-author of Stolen Without A Gun: Confessions from inside history's biggest accounting fraud — the collapse of MCI Worldcom. He is based in New York.

Recent Stories From this Author

Morning Scan: JPM Misses, Wells Hits, Data Bleeds
April 11, 2014 Breaking News This Morning ... 1Q Earnings: JPMorgan sharply down (NYT, WSJ), Wells Fargo sharply up (NYT, WSJ). Receiving...

Morning Scan: Bonus Bonanza; Tax Dodge; Raskin to Treasury
March 13, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Don't Worry, Be Wealthy: On Wall Street, profits are down and the number of workers is...

For Bank Risk Manager, Two Wrongs Make a Mess
March 3, 2014 "It would have made a lot more sense to bring back Glass-Steagall," a pre-and-post crisis risk manager tells American Banker...

Fed Crisis Transcripts Highlight Futility of 'FSOC' Crystal Balls
February 25, 2014 Recently released transcripts of Federal Reserve meetings during the last financial crisis reflect how blind policymakers...

Morning Scan: Farming Fiesta, Targeting Cyber-Security
February 5, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Farm Bill's Feast and Famine: In a rare bout of bipartisan unity, the U.S. Senate passed a farm...

How Feds' Double Standard Enables Bad Bankers
February 3, 2014 Under current conditions, bank executives would be crazy to hold back. If they get caught, they can pay their way out of the...

Volcker Fallout, Euro Woes, Currency Snitches
December 20, 2013 Holiday Notice: The Morning Scan will publish next on Monday, Jan. 6. Happy new year and best wishes. Receiving Wide Coverage...

America's 6,900 Banks: Too Many Or Not Enough?
December 19, 2013 Many small banks are well managed and provide value to their customers and investors. The more profound question for the...

Banking 2014: Go Virtual or Go by the Wayside
December 11, 2013 Ten years from now, today's brick-and-mortar banks, and digital banking services, will look like quaint vestiges of a bygone...

Why Big Is Bad in Government, Business, Banks
November 26, 2013 Modern giants are likely to behave at least as badly as their World War II counterparts.

D.C. Jitters Go Global; Wrongdoer Faces Music
October 8, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Beijing to D.C.: This Isn't Funny: America's political dysfunction has reached such heights that...

Uncle Sam's Muddled Mortgage Message – a Quandary for Bankers
September 26, 2013 When it comes to financing the average middle-class American, our government-backed mortgage entities will accept nothing but...

5 Years On, Banking Regulations Made Things Better—And Worse
September 23, 2013 There’s no question that that banking industry owes a solid to government policymakers for bailing them out of the crisis....

Why JPMorgan's Regulatory Fixes May Fall Short
August 12, 2013 Faced with a litany of legal and regulatory woes, JPMorgan Chase has vowed to minimize wrongdoing and tighten internal...

As Goldman Turns, Commodity Drought, Sen. Brown Does Banking
August 5, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Fabulous Fab Continued: On a summer Monday when many Wall Streeters and journalists alike are...

Fair Lending: Will Disparate Impact Theory Survive?
June 26, 2013 The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments this fall on a case that could restrict or even stop the government from using the...

Banks Can Do Well Doing Right by Underbanked
June 24, 2013 There’s no magic potion for providing low-income people with low-cost financial services. But the combination of technology,...

Bashing Fees; Reviving Deal Spirits; Dissing Citi
June 11, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Overzealous Overdrafts: As if it weren't tough enough to be a commercial banker these days, the...

Dodd-Frank Rollback, Pandit's Return, as JPM Turns
May 17, 2013 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Deriving Pleasure: Too many price quotes will increase trading costs and reduce liquidity. That...

Bank Discrimination Suit Highlights D.C. Insanity
May 13, 2013 Bankers truly face a Catch-22 in the lending business these days, thanks to "qualified mortgage" and disparate impact laws.