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The Wells Fargo cross-selling controversy has raised questions about its well-telegraphed succession plan. Tim Sloan, the company's president, has been the heir apparent, but his longtime association with Wells could be a problem if investors or regulators push for an outsider to overhaul the corporate culture.

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Artificial intelligence like IBM's Watson may not make bank compliance officers obsolete, but it could mean far fewer of them will be needed in the future, focused on higher-level tasks.
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Mary Callahan Erdoes is not as much of a household name as Warren Buffett or Jamie Dimon, but as J.P. Morgan Asset Management's chief executive, she has undeniable influence on Wall Street.

The highest-ranking female at Fifth Third Bancorp is actually a relative newcomer to banking.

Since John Stumpf's appearance before the Senate Banking Committee last week, the situation has become even worse for the Wells Fargo CEO, with new lawsuits filed, the Labor Department opening an investigation and the CFTC fining it for an unrelated action. Here's what to expect when Stumpf appears in the House on Thursday.

New York MTA has put business with Wells Fargo Securities and approval as a senior manager for bond transactions on hold pending its review of the bank’s practices, following revelations that Wells Fargo bank employees secretly created accounts without clients’ approval

How an uncommon knack for bridging different cultures helped Nandita Bakhshi rise to the top job at Bank of the West.

Technology? Bankers can keep up. New regulations? We've got people to handle that. But how to account for the flight of customers, prospective employees and economic opportunities from rural areas is perhaps the biggest challenge facing community lenders and policymakers, warns a longtime Oklahoma banker.

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An independent chairman could uncover or minimize damage from fraud while also meting out punishment more impartially after the fact. The longtime corporate governance argument has new legs in light of the account scam at Wells Fargo, whose board is led by CEO John Stumpf.

Both government-sponsored enterprises discount the rates on loans for buildings with "green" certifications; they also underwrite some of the projected savings from upgrades on buildings of a certain age, allowing owners to take out bigger loans.

Bankers can bolster investor confidence by showing they are taking a disciplined approach to M&A. That involves thorough due diligence, strong rationales for deals and the ability to step away from the table.

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