Former Wells Fargo execs may face criminal charges in coming weeks
A Wells Fargo bank branch at night in New York.
Several former high-level Wells Fargo executives are under criminal investigation in connection with the bank's fake-accounts scandal and could be indicted as soon as this month.

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Banking 2025: The rise of the invisible bank
Digital banking will become less visible because it will be embedded in other daily activities with the help of AI, voice interfaces and other emerging technologies.

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Citi names Chubak head of U.S. retail banking
David Chubak of Citigroup
In his new role, David Chubak will oversee all of Citigroup's retail channels, product management and client segments.

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Santander US names chief strategy officer
Dan Budington, chief strategy officer at Santander
In the newly created role, Daniel Budington will be responsible for developing strategic partnerships and identifying growth opportunities.

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GSEs might operate under consent decree, Calabria says
FHFA Director Mark Calabria
Mark Calabria, U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency Director, testifies during a House Financial Services Committee hearing on the the Trump Administration's plans to change housing finance in America on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on October 22, 2019. Photographer: Zach Gibson/Bloomberg
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mark Calabria discussed the possibility of having Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac operate under a consent order to allow the government-sponsored enterprises to be able to raise capital.

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In bank compliance, a changing of the guard
Turnover of chief compliance officers among banks, asset management firms, and insurance companies
Banks had the highest turnover of chief compliance officers among the 100 largest financial services firms in the world, according to a recent study. Recruiters say that's a function of changing job demands, high pressure and poaching by fintechs — plus old-fashioned demographics.

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Should banks expect cyberattacks from Iran?
Mourners carry images of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani during the funeral ceremony in Tehran, Iran, on Monday, Jan. 6, 2020.
Crowds have gathered in Tehran to mourn Major Gen. Qasem Soleimani and otherskilled in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport.
Iranian hackers have a history of targeting U.S. banks. Security experts discussed how bankers can prepare themselves if such attacks are renewed as part of a response to the killing of Qassem Soleimani.

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Banking 2025: The struggle to avoid becoming the 'dumb utility'
In trying to adapt and survive in an increasingly tech-dominated world, banks may unintentionally give up their most valuable commodity — their relationship with the consumer, and the data that comes with it.

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Truist innovation lab will put customers at center of product development
BB&T Chairman and Chief Executive Kelly King
Kelly King, chairman and chief executive officer of BB&T Corp., right, speaks during a Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) meeting with Cyrus Amir-Mokri, assistant secretary of financial institutions with the U.S. Treasury, at the U.S. Treasury in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013. The FSOC discussed cybersecurity and received a presentation from the Office of Financial Research on financial market developments. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Kelly King; Cyrus Amir-Mokri
Clients will have an active role in testing new products and services at the regional giant formed by the merger of BB&T and SunTrust, says Chairman and CEO Kelly King.

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Banking 2025: What will drive bank lending
Population shifts and the explosion of e-commerce will upend commercial real estate lending while heightened demand for clean energy, not to mention pressure from investors, will diminish banks' enthusiasm for fossil-fuel financing.

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