Bob Rivers, CEO of Eastern Bank, was praised and criticized after he called out a Boston sports radio station whose on-air personalities made insensitive remarks. The incident underscores why bankers must be mindful about the positions they take.
Capital One has been rolling out coffee shops where it can offer banking services — but are not considered branches. The cafes have been especially effective at gathering deposits, putting more pressure on community banks that have already been losing deposits to their larger rivals.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind an Obama-era directive that helped foster the marijuana sector’s growth raises new risks for banks and credit unions that do business with growers and dispensaries.