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In a sign of broader competition ahead, bigger banks are raising the interest they pay on deposits held by business customers. The big question is how hard will it be for banks to maintain margins and to stave off consumer demands for better rates.
The Pittsburgh bank is developing new products, simplifying old ones and modernizing its workplace based on detailed feedback from consumers, small businesses and employees in an attempt to create a bank they all like better.
The bank's Costco card portfolio boosted profits (again), as did internal growth from store-branded cards from Home Depot and Best Buy. Citi’s card business is avoiding — for now — the pain in the retail sector.