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Lessons in Retail Banking from Barbara Yastine

Ally Bank has worked to capitalize on what other banks were doing wrong in retail ever since it launched. Now its newly departed CEO offers some advice to her fellow bankers on how they can do better.

South Shore Bank in South Weymouth, Mass., has named James Dunphy its new chief executive and Pamela O'Leary its new chief operating officer. »
Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain technology startup led by JPMorgan Chase alum Blythe Masters, is expanding its capabilities by acquiring other such firms. »

Reg Reform»

The former FDIC chairman said during a recent conference call that banks with a traditional model — essentially community banks — have been hurt by the Fed's interest rate policy and the trickle-down tactics of regulation. »

We asked bank chief financial officers what advice they would give their younger selves. Here is what they wish they'd known when they started their careers.

SRS Acquiom, a provider of merger and acquisition services, has appointed former JPMorgan Chase executive Heidi Miller to its board.

Citizens Financial Group in Providence, R.I., has named two new state presidents for Citizens Bank in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

SmartFinancial in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has hired a chief experience and strategy officer, ahead of its planned acquisition of Cornerstone Bancshares in Chattanooga, Tenn.

As marketplace lenders and other startups nibble away at the profitable parts of banking, executives like B of A's Cathy Bessant discuss how banks can defend against "unbundling," as part of our Digital Banking Summit.
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Rita Lowman, chief operating officer at C1 Financial in St. Petersburg, Fla., has been named chairwoman-elect of the Florida Bankers Association.

HomeStreet in Seattle has hired Melba Bartels as chief financial officer, filling a position that has been vacant since March 2012.

Corporate women's networks are meant to help put more women in power. But they've caught a lot of flak in recent years for failing to deliver results.
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