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Once skeptical of robo advisers, retail banks are starting to embrace them. Several big banks are getting into the business, mostly by forming partnerships with fintech companies. Smaller banks are expected to soon follow suit.

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Though several banks have begun automating financial advice for smaller investors, some are also providing more personalized services — such as counseling family members who have suddenly inherited a fortune.

Some big banks are venturing further down the risk spectrum after a long period of unusually strong credit performance.

Visa and PayPal have been at war for as long as PayPal has existed, and their recent cease fire could allow both companies to overcome the barriers they have spent years building between the worlds of digital and in-store payments.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's fifth anniversary marks an important shift for the agency in which it pivots from rules required by the Dodd-Frank Act to pursuing other areas.

Regional banks like BB&T, Huntington Bancshares and Citizens Financial are growing through acquisition and targeted business-line initiatives, but they are having to contain spending simultaneously.

Executives at several minority-owned community banks nationwide, including OneUnited Bank in Boston and Carver Federal Savings Bank in New York, say they have received a windfall of deposits in recent weeks, coinciding with the introduction of the Black Money Matters Project.

The investment banking firm's GS Bank unit has added a large number of consumer deposits since spring, but its success hasn't been cheap.

Even absent a rate hike, executives believe that the banking giant can still improve profits by hitting this expense target.

CommonBond is doubling down on the education-debt market, which has been a pocket of tranquility in an otherwise volatile online lending sector.

JPMorgan posted strong gains in consumer deposits and mobile users, and other big banks are expected to do the same. It could be a sign that megabanks are indeed stealing market share from regional and community banks.
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