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Maria Aspan

National Editor

Maria Aspan is the national editor at American Banker, directing coverage and reporting on large banks and industry strategy. She was previously the consumer finance editor at American Banker, and before that had been a banking and credit cards reporter at Reuters. She got her start in journalism working for The New York Times in Paris and New York, where she wrote frequently about media, advertising and technology.

Recent Stories From this Author

Why Banks Still Struggle with Big Data
May 21, 2014 Bankers, technology executives and other experts weigh in on why financial companies are struggling to deploy the massive...

State Courts Join Widening Debt-Collection Crackdown
May 8, 2014 Top judges are jumping into the massive regulatory overhaul of the way that banks and third parties sue borrowers over unpaid...

Bank CEOs Advocate for Gay Rights Abroad 'Behind the Scenes'
May 2, 2014 Banks have made major progress when it comes to promoting gay and lesbian equality at home. Now they are trying to solve their...

Top New York Judge Toughens Debt-Collection Lawsuit Rules
April 30, 2014 New York state Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman proposed tighter rules on Wednesday to govern how banks and debt collectors sue...

Wells Fargo Ramps Up Secured Card Lending, Readies Affluent Push
April 29, 2014 Wells Fargo's credit card business is slowly growing, especially among students and lower-income borrowers. But now it's about...

Wells Fargo Credit Cards Chief Anderson on Diversity, Mentors and Recruiting
April 29, 2014 Beverly Anderson, a veteran banker in charge of Wells Fargo's new credit card push, shares her advice for how banks can pull...

JPMorgan's 1Q Slump Shows Just How Little Fun Banking Is Now
April 11, 2014 The country's biggest bank reported a 19% drop in net income for the first quarter, highlighting how much the lackluster...

Citi Promotes Howle to Head U.S. Retail Bank
April 10, 2014 William Howle, a longtime lieutenant of departing consumer and commercial bank chief Cece Stewart, had been running Citi's...

15 Reasons Bankers Are Struggling to Innovate
April 8, 2014 Cost concerns, regulations and restrictions on working with vendors are a few of the reasons bankers are having a tough time...

Wells Shuffles Execs: Sloan to Run Wholesale, Shrewsberry Named CFO
April 1, 2014 Wells Fargo is in succession-planning mode. CEO John Stumpf is moving CFO Tim Sloan, widely considered to be one of his...

Bankers, When Talking Innovation, Dwell on Cyber Defenses
March 27, 2014 Top financial executives met Thursday to discuss how their industry can innovate, but most of the discussion focused on a more...

Former Visa President Morris Launches Fintech Venture Firm
March 26, 2014 Hans Morris, a former Citi banker and Visa president, is stepping back from General Atlantic to launch his own venture-capital...

Big Banks Raise Dividends, Announce Buybacks After Stress Tests
March 26, 2014 After the stress tests, come the tears and the gloating.

Morning Scan: Who's Left to Succeed Jamie Dimon Now?
March 26, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Another One Bites the Dust: Since JPMorgan Chase let $6 billion get swallowed by its London...

Latest JPM Blow: Possible Dimon Heir Cavanagh Bolts for Carlyle
March 25, 2014 JPMorgan Chase investment bank co-head Mike Cavanagh, one of the leading candidates to eventually succeed CEO Jamie Dimon,...

Wells Plans New Credit Cards This Summer in Catch-Up Bid
March 21, 2014 Wells Fargo, a longtime laggard in the ultracompetitive credit card market, has been developing two new credit cards with...

Amazon Becomes Retail Bank Role Model
March 20, 2014 Amazon.com was the virtual guest of honor this month at the Retail Banking 2014 conference. Top bank executives repeatedly...

Lawsky Calls for Aggressive Penalties Against Individuals, Banks
March 19, 2014 Benjamin Lawsky, the head of New York's Department of Financial Services, on Wednesday called for regulators to hold...

RBS Citizens Needs Internal Fixes Before IPO: CEO Van Saun
March 18, 2014 There is a lot of work to be done behind the scenes before Citizens can become independent of Royal Bank of Scotland,...

Citi Unveils Next Step in U.S. Branch Overhaul
March 14, 2014 Citigroup, which has spent the past few years rethinking its undersized U.S. branch network, on Friday unveiled plans to...