Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
What Democrats' House takeover means for banks
The focus since the 2016 election on easing rules, tax cuts and expanding access to credit is about to be turned on its head.

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Synchrony has a lot to lose in fight with Walmart
After the retail giant filed an $800 million lawsuit against its former credit card partner, shares in Synchrony plunged. Now analysts fear its relationship with Sam's Club may be in jeopardy.

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Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.
Should industry fear Waters-led banking panel?
The presumptive chair of the House Financial Services Committee will likely take the panel in a sharply new direction and have a new bully pulpit to criticize the Trump administration.

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Fintech lenders gaining share
Sizing up the real fintech threat to banks
Will it be a bigfoot from Amazon, Google and Apple, or death by a thousand bites from niche rivals? Or can banks rally and fend off the insurgents?

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Small banks join forces to address fintech challenges
The consortium is starting out with a dozen banks and could have 50 within a year.

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Even in the cloud, banking is tied to legacy tech
Serverless computing has its proponents — Capital One and BBVA among them — but the service hasn't yet proven it can fulfill general systems needs in banking.

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With Jeff Sessions out, will pot payments thrive?
During his time as U.S. attorney general, Jeff Sessions was an outspoken opponent of the legalization of cannabis sales. Now that Sessions has resigned, legal marijuana is poised to become a growth industry.

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What's keeping chief risk officers up at night
Heightened competition from nonbanks, the rise of populism and the uncertainty surrounding Libor's demise are just some of the short- and long-term threats facing big banks, risk executives say.

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There's no excuse for ignoring the unbanked, big banks' own data shows
Information about new account holders pulled from Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, U.S. Bank and Wells Fargo contradicts the notion that the previously unbanked turn into costlier customers.

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Window may be closing for small banks to compete for small business
Big banks and fintechs are aggressively adding digital capabilities to process applications quickly, creating a sense of urgency for community banks.

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