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Marc Hochstein

Editor in Chief

Marc Hochstein became the Editor in Chief of American Banker in July 2014. He joined the publication in 1998 as a reporter covering mortgages and has steadily added responsibility over the years. At one time or another he has overseen American Banker's coverage of consumer finance, payments, and community banking; the vibrant opinion blog BankThink; the wildly popular Morning Scan newsletter; and the reinvigoration of SourceMedia's mortgage publications. Marc was responsible for some of the earliest serious coverage of Bitcoin anywhere and chaired SourceMedia's successful Digital Currencies conference in July.

Recent Stories From this Author

Pot, Bitcoin Companies Pay Steep Fees for Bank Access
April 10, 2015 Cryptocurrency companies and legal marijuana businesses now routinely pay thousands a month for access to basic banking...

Dimon: Small Banks Are Pretty Risky, Too
April 8, 2015 Mounting yet another defense of JPMorgan Chase’s size and scope, Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon pointed out the fallibility of...

British Invasion, Fintech Edition
March 23, 2015 Claire Cockerton of U.K. trade group Innovate Finance explains how technology can rehabilitate the global banking industry's...

Capital One Makes Candid Recruitment Pitch to SxSW Techies
March 16, 2015 The dress was casual. The presentations were edgy. But representatives of Capital One's innovation lab made it clear to the...

DOJ, Treasury Join Probe of Capital One's Anti-Laundering Program
February 24, 2015 Capital One has received requests for information from federal regulators about its anti-money-laundering program and check...

The Cryptocurrency that Dare Not Speak Its Name
January 26, 2015 The Fed appears to have looked at Bitcoin as a means for real-time payments in the banking system but shelved the concept for...

Discussion: Should Loan Officers Have More Skin in the Game?
December 29, 2014 Incentives for companies aren't the same as incentives for people. The QRM risk-retention rule doesn't solve "IBG, YBG" —...

Rethink Identity So Personal Data Can Stay Personal
December 28, 2014 Here's one idea for minimizing the damage from major data breaches: let consumers, not banks or retailers, manage their...

The Race to Build a Know-Your-Customer Registry
December 18, 2014 Collecting and verifying information about corporate customers is a long, often painful process for banks and clients. Now a...

Morning Scan: Banks' High Hopes After GOP Win; Russian Money Laundering?
November 6, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Not So Fast My Friend: Both the Wall Street Journal's "Heard on the Street" column and the...

N.Y.'s Lawsky Considering Strict Cybersecurity Regime for Banks
October 17, 2014 New York regulator Benjamin Lawsky may use the cybersecurity rules he's proposed for virtual-currency companies as a model for...

Morning Scan: JPM's Dimon to Keep Working During Cancer Treatment
July 2, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Dimon Diagnosed with Throat Cancer: The doctors caught it early, it's curable, and the JPMorgan...

Jamie Dimon Has 'Curable' Throat Cancer
July 1, 2014 JPMorgan Chase CEO reveals diagnosis in note to employees and shareholders.

Morning Scan: Oh, Go Disrupt Yourself
June 23, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Disruption and Disintermediation: In her widely discussed takedown of Clayton Christensen's...

Morning Scan: B of A's Mortgage Settlement; BNP's Global Intrigue
June 6, 2014 Receiving Wide Coverage ... Put It on the Tab: Bank of America is in talks to pay $12 billion to settle Department of...