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Next up for BB&T-SunTrust: Deciding where to unload branches
BB&T-SunTrust deposit share in five cities
The banks, which plan to merge as Truist Financial, are expected soon to start selling hundreds of branches in the Southeast to satisfy antitrust concerns and increase efficiency.

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Cheat sheet: Trump administration's road map for GSE overhaul
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The Treasury Department made clear in a much-anticipated report that it prefers Congress take up reform of the government-sponsored enterprises, but it also recommended steps that federal agencies could take without legislation.

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PNC goes live on RippleNet
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PNC has gone live on RippleNet, giving the blockchain company a major win in its effort to build a real-time cross-border payments network that includes large U.S. banks.

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Why the CFPB's payday rule is in the hands of a Texas judge
Kathy Kraninger, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, speaks during an event at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington on April 17, 2019.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Directors Kathy Kraninger is under pressure to ask a federal judge to lift a stay that has kept the agency's short-term-lending rule from going into effect.

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CFPB should have a say in bank mergers
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An agency with a mission to protect consumers deserves to have a role in approving M&A deals.

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Tribes push for historic carve-out in CRA reform plan
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Seeking to expand financial services access, tribal officials and some firms want regulators to award Community Reinvestment Act credit to any bank that funds projects in Native American communities.

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Temenos will buy digital banking software vendor Kony
Temenos CEO Max Chuard.
The core-banking provider Temenos, based in Geneva, was drawn to Kony's strong U.S. presence, its software for banks and a special app it owns.

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Traditional banks continue to flirt with obsolescence
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Banks have to be more resourceful with technology and less dependent on high interest rates.

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Let's put some perspective around the small-dollar loan debate
CFPB headquarters
The debate over the CFPB's plan to revamp its payday lending regulation should focus on the benefits for borrowers.

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Has removing tax lien data from credit records led to more bad loans?
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A year after the major credit bureaus agreed to strip tax liens and civil judgments from consumers' credit files, a new study says it is hampering lenders' credit decisions. But proponents of the move insist it was the right call.

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