Consumer advocates are urging local governments and courts to consider a person’s ability to pay before assessing fines and fees for such infractions as unpaid traffic tickets. Such changes could help low-income households avoid bankruptcy — and perhaps even make them more bankable.
Howard Bancorp and Bryn Mawr Bank are trying different approaches to reach out to underserved markets they’ve entered via acquisitions. Creative in-house initiatives may take on added importance as regulators move to "dial back" Community Reinvestment Act rules.
The Fed determined that Jacob Goldstein, who was also president of NBRS Financial Bank, improperly signed off on loans without telling the board that he would benefit from them. The bank failed in 2014.