Linda Kaplan Thaler
"It just looks like a lot of breast-beating, but doesn't really get to the heart of how has this company changed in a way that I can find them trustworthy?"
— CEO of the ad agency Kaplan Thaler Group, on Goldman Sachs' latest ad campaign
"I'm a registered Republican. I'm a fairly free-market person. But that doesn't mean I don't have a good relationship with Oliver Stone."
— Founder of the hedge fund Skybridge Capital on his cameo in Stone's film "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps"
"At some point those students are going to own deposit products, they are going to own a credit card and we will offer those products to them."
— President,consumer banking, at Discover Financial, on cross-selling opportunities after the acquisition of Student Loan Corp.
"I'd much rather be competing and winning in a growing, more robust economic environment than trying to just take a bigger slice of a stagnant pie."
— CEO of First Niagara Financial Group, on his ambivalence about his company's recent string of acquisitions
"The attraction lies in the car-crash element."
— Official at Christie's South Kensington auction house, on the high price (roughly $111,700) collectors paid for two metal signs from Lehman Bros.' former U.K. office
Rep. Spencer Bachus
"They basically endorsed what is a highly mismanaged Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which I think ought to be called the Credit Allocation Bureau."
— Alabama Republican, reiterating his criticism of the Independent Community Bankers of America for not opposing the CFPB
"I don't see a lot of opportunities for businesses to take advantage of this. Most of them are not struggling for capital, they're struggling for customers."
— CEO of Commerce Bank of Temecula Valley, commenting on the impact a new $30 billion loan program will have on small-business lending