Is the end of Libor a threat to financial stability?
Concerns over banks' level of preparation have led to worries about disruptions in the lending market, and some financial institutions warn that a new interest rate benchmark could cause lenders to pull back on credit.
The credit card issuer, which recorded an 11% decline in net income last quarter, took one-time charges in connection with a U.K. sales scandal, the start of a new partnership with Walmart and a recent data breach.
Both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the American Bankers Association are encouraging the industry to offer basic products that could bring more unbanked households into the financial mainstream.
Southern Bancorp in Arkansas, which raised $35 million in capital from private investors, is out to prove that that community development financial institutions can deliver attractive returns and fulfill their missions to help the underserved.
MagicCube’s i-Accept is a hardware-free option for accepting card and electronic payments that could appeal to cost-conscious small businesses and open up a new market for banks that provide them payments services.