For its commitment to improving the long-term health of depositors, and a nimble, failure-is-not-a-dirty-word approach to innovation, USAA has earned an honor American Banker normally bestows on a single individual.
Whether banks view them as rivals or partners, fintech firms' rising influence is prompting banks to make a host of welcome changes, including heavy recruitment of young, tech-savvy professionals, according to heads of several major U.S. banks.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s third-quarter earnings report was stacked with good news: record earnings and lending, fewer troubled loans and higher interest and noninterest income. Yet there was one statistic that is likely to fuel more calls for help from Washington.
Former BB&T Chief Executive Officer John Allison, a top candidate for the next Treasury secretary, reiterated Tuesday that policymakers should consider eliminating or reducing the deposit insurance level.
President-elect Donald Trump's imminent choice for Commerce secretary is a billionaire investor who swooped in to prop up troubled banks after the financial meltdown. Some members of the banking world, including regulators, may be glad he was picked for Commerce chief instead of Treasury secretary.
What's Next for Energy Lenders? Lots of 'Wound-Licking'
Expect banks to pull back on energy lending in the near term, as regulators step up their scrutiny of oil loans and bankers approach the business with a "different attitude," says Mariner Kemper, chairman and chief executive at UMB Financial in Kansas City, Mo.
The post-election rise in stock prices has been a boon for investors, but it is also causing notable changes for financial institutions. Here are a number of ways that the rally can help and hurt the banking industry.
It's the time of year to give thanks, and for bankers some things to be grateful for include rising stock prices, a brightening M&A outlook and, most notably, the potential for regulatory relief under President-elect Donald Trump. Here is a list of developments the industry might be celebrating this Thanksgiving holiday.
Bankers are anxiously waiting to see who President-elect Donald Trump will pick as the next Treasury secretary. Several prominent names have been floated for the job, though with every passing day, a new possible choice seems to pop up. Following is a look at the current crop of candidates and their chances.
Mobile phones are only going to become a bigger part of how banks interact with their customers, so several institutions are looking to enhance that experience. They are focusing on better ways of opening accounts, verifying identities, interacting with customers and offering new services and features. Here are some of the improvements announced this year.
This year federal and state regulators have started to pay closer attention to the rapidly evolving online-lending sector particularly online small-business lending. What follows is a look at eight key players in the debate over how to regulate this emerging industry.