Will BB&T-SunTrust serve the community or Wall Street?
BB&T's chief executive has not prioritized meeting with local leaders and consumer advocates to discuss its merger plans, missing a valuable opportunity to create a new kind of large bank.

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Pastor sues Wells Fargo, says negligence led to forgery charge
Jeff Edwards, Parsippany United Methodist Church
A Wells Fargo customer was interrogated, fingerprinted and mistakenly arrested for check forgery after a series of mistakes on the bank's part. He was cleared, and Wells says it made an error, but they are now fighting in civil court.

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'We were willing to shock historical norms': Otting on OCC's makeover
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting
The comptroller, now a year and a half on the job, discusses his attempts to revamp the supervision process for national banks and make the agency run more efficiently.

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CFPB's assistant enforcement chief resigns: Sources
CFPB headquarters
Kristen Donoghue had been one of the agency's few remaining senior enforcement managers hired by former Director Richard Cordray.

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Is it too late for Congress to stop CECL?
Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer, R-Mo.
Both Democrats and Republicans devoted considerable time at a House Financial Services Committee hearing last week to lamenting how the accounting standard will hurt small lenders.

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A remittance fintech aims to be first of its kind to offer banking
Pangea debit card
Pangea says it is developing a digital account after customers complained that the bank relationship they had wasn't "for them."

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Did Ben Carson just mistake an REO for an Oreo?
HUD Secretary Ben Carson tweeted out a picture of himself posing with a bag of Oreo Cookies after he misunderstood a question from Rep. Katie Porter, D-Calif., who asked about "REO."
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson appeared not to recognize a commonly known real estate term during a congressional hearing on Tuesday.

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10 years after resurrection, BankUnited eyes Atlanta, servicing exit
The moves are part of a plan CEO Rajinder Singh discussed in a conversation with American Banker.

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'Leap of faith': Fifth Third's Tanner resigning to focus on social causes
Teresa Tanner, Chief Administrative Officer at Fifth Third Bancorp.
Teresa Tanner, one of American Banker's Most Powerful Women in Banking, is stepping down as the bank's chief administrative officer to focus on larger societal issues, such as helping women advance in the workplace and creating economic opportunities for minorities and people with disabilities.

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Republican Senate bill would delay CECL until further study
Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C.
The effort to delay CECL comes a week after a House panel mounted a bipartisan attack on the new FASB standard.

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