First failed bank since 2017 will leave FDIC with hefty price tag
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Regulators closed The Enloe State Bank in Texas late Friday, marking the first failure in 17 months and the first in the Lone Star State in over five years.

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Wells Fargo names leaders of restructured commercial banking group
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Five executives were appointed to new roles within the revamped business unit that houses business banking, government and institutional banking and middle-market banking. All will report to commercial banking head Kyle Hranicky.

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BB&T dangles promise of bonus payments to top executives if they stay
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If four BB&T executives, including the CFO and COO, remain through the closing of its merger with SunTrust, they'll receive multimillion-dollar payouts.

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Suspicious circumstances in failure of Enloe State Bank
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Someone reportedly was burning paper at the Texas bank on a recent Saturday night, and a state regulator cited "insider fraud and abuse" after Enloe was closed.

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Where did JPMorgan Chase's Finn experiment go wrong?
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The bank launched Finn in an effort to attract millennials. But there were problems with how it implemented the digital-only brand, experts said.

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BMO Financial's Ernie Johannson expands role
Ernie Johannson, Group Head of U.S. Personal and Business Banking at BMO Harris Bank.
The Canadian parent of BMO Harris Bank in Chicago has named Johannson group head of North American personal banking, an extension of similar executive duties she holds in the U.S.

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Golden West co-founder Herb Sandler dies at 87, leaving complicated legacy
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Sandler and his wife, Marion, built a small California thrift into a powerhouse before selling it to Wachovia prior to the housing collapse, but were heavily criticized for engaging in some of the same practices that caused the financial crisis.

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Fifth Third seeks national bank charter to accelerate expansion
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The Cincinnati bank wants to convert from a state charter as it expands in the Southeast and beefs up digital banking operations.

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Will banks take 'self-driving' payroll for a spin?
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On-demand wage delivery has caught on in other industries. Banks have taken notice.

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Santander's U.S. units not out of woods yet
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Santander Bank and Santander Consumer USA have put many problems behind them in recent years under CEO Scott Powell, but he still has a Federal Reserve enforcement action to resolve and is negotiating with Fiat Chrysler to preserve a crucial auto lending relationship.

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