The North Carolina regional created by the merger of BB&T and SunTrust is saving money by shedding office space and reworking vendor contracts, but it was forced to put its systems integration on hold for up to a year to prioritize tech upgrades tied to the pandemic.
Lawsuit against Plaid heightens focus on data privacy issues
A class action asserts that the data aggregator accesses more of consumers' bank account information than it needs and ultimately aims to sell the data to others. Plaid, which has agreed to be sold to Visa, denies the allegations.
After tech firms assisted community bankers in processing applications in the Paycheck Protection Program, small-business lenders are continuing to engage with cloud providers and other outside companies to automate the loan forgiveness process.
Why banks are steering more political donations to Democrats
Republicans still receive more money overall from bankers, but the gap is narrowing ahead of the November elections. Experts say that the trend corresponds with signs of a "blue wave" and that many in the industry prefer Democrats on nonregulatory issues.