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Brian Browdie

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Helping Banks Spot Vulnerable Servers ... in Seconds
September 15, 2015 Fintech firm Tanium says it has found a unique method for securing the tens of thousands of vulnerable points in the computer...

Collaboration for the Win, Bank CIO Edition
August 2, 2015 Driven by greater demands to help meet business goals, these CIOs share some of the tactics that have helped them win friends...

To Make Accounts Stickier, African Bank Offers Cellphone Service
July 6, 2015 First National Bank of South Africa says the offering for its direct-deposit customers should give them one more disincentive...

Can Alternative Data Determine a Borrower's Ability to Repay?
February 23, 2015 Banks want to make loans to people with scant credit histories, but the challenge is figuring out how to do so safely. One...

First Access, Cignifi Use Big Data to Bring Economic Security to the Unbanked
December 23, 2013 By analyzing behavior such as cell phone records, two startups have found a way to help those without bank accounts to obtain...

Canadian Banker on 'Daily Show' Was Funny, Eh?
July 29, 2013 ING Direct Canada CEO takes part in a "Daily Show" dig at U.S. banks.

Are Banks Special? Three Decades On, the Question Endures
July 1, 2013 During the heyday of deregulation, Gerald Corrigan argued that banks' unique functions required a unique level of supervision...

B of A Cuts Jobs in Charlotte
June 28, 2013 The Charlotte bank said Friday that the job cuts, which were first reported by the Charlotte Observer, came from various...

Sussex in N.J. Plans $7.2M Capital Raise
June 28, 2013 Sussex Bancorp in Franklin Lakes, N.J., plans to sell up to $7.2 million in common stock, offering 1.2 million shares to...

Huntington Teams Up with Cleveland State University
June 28, 2013 Huntington Bancshares said Thursday that it has forged a pact with Cleveland State University that gives its Huntington Bank...

FDIC Hits Eight Banks with Enforcement Orders
June 28, 2013 The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in May issued enforcement orders against eight banks and freed 14 others from prior orders...

Provident New York to Raise $100M
June 27, 2013 Provident New York Bancorp will raise $100 million through a debt offering.

Canadian Banker on 'Daily Show' Was Funny, Eh?
June 27, 2013 Peter Aceto, the CEO of ING Direct Canada, joined the "Daily Show" in a spoof of bank regulation, but his appearance wasn't...

U.S. Bank to Reimburse Military Borrowers Over Auto Loans: CFPB
June 27, 2013 U.S. Bancorp and a nonbank partner have agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle charges that they misled members of the U.S....

BancorpSouth in Mississippi to Redeem $125M of Debt
June 27, 2013 BancorpSouth in Tupelo, Miss., plans to redeem $125 million in trust-preferred securities.

ResCap to Pay $230M to End Foreclosure Reviews
June 26, 2013 Residential Capital has won court permission to set aside $230 million for payments to homeowners whom the company may have...

Avidbank in California Raises $16 Million
June 26, 2013 Avidbank Holdings (AVBH) in Palo Alto, Calif., has raised $16 million selling roughly 1.6 million shares of common stock in a...

Valley National to Buy Back $15M of Debt
June 26, 2013 Valley National Bancorp in Wayne, N.J., plans to redeem $15 million in trust-preferred securities.

Fed Ends Action Against Farmers Bank in Colorado
June 25, 2013 The Federal Reserve Board has terminated a written agreement with Farmers Bank in Ault, Colo. The May 2010 pact obligated the...

Fulton Financial Snags First Niagara's Marketing Chief
June 25, 2013 Fulton Financial in Lancaster, Pa., has lured a chief marketing officer from First Niagara Financial.

Why Banking the Middle Class Is No Longer Profitable
Regulatory burdens (particularly the Durbin interchange cap), stubbornly low interest rates and a slow, expensive transition from branch to digital banking mean only the wealthy and the desperate are attractive customers, says Todd Baker of Broadmoor Consulting.
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