The Consumer Financial Data Rights group, representing aggregators and fintechs, says banks still aren’t forking over enough customer data. The group is meeting with bank regulators and trying to get consumers to petition regulators on its behalf.
People’s United recently won the deposit business of the states of Massachusetts and Vermont, punctuating a multiyear plan to expand in government banking. But it’s a hard niche to succeed in, and, as other banks can attest, it can invite controversy.
The breadth and pace of change across banking and the rest of the business world is rapidly escalating, posing challenges for financial institutions and the economy alike, according to Robert Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Two small banks recently announced plans to ditch their holding companies, but more could be on the way, says KBW CEO Tom Michaud. A big reason why is that regulators haven't gone far enough in "harmonizing their approach" to oversight, he said.