"Let me be very clear, there's no bank, there's no institution, there's no individual that cannot be prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice."
U.S. attorney general, trying to walk back comments he made in March about some financial institutions being too big to jail
"Money has to serve, not to rule."
Newly elected leader of the Roman Catholic Church, issuing a call for world financial reform and condemning what he called the cult of money that led to the economic crisis
"In the late 80s, if there was a bank robbery, the pool of suspects was limited to the people who were in the vicinity at the time. Now when a bank is robbed, the pool of suspects is limited to the number of people in the world with access to a $500 laptop and an Internet connection-which today is two and a half billion people."
FBI's former top cyber official, on how much harder it is to catch bank robbers these days
"I feel very badly about that."
Chicago billionaire, speaking at her confirmation hearing after being nominated as Commerce Secretary, about the 2001 failure of Superior Bank, which she co-owned with her family
"You know, these attacks can paralyze an electric grid, a banking system, knock out computers on ships or weapons systems, and you never fire a shot."
U.S. Defense Secretary, saying cyberattacks are a top national defense priority
"Those days are toast."
President and CEO of Umpqua Holdings Corp., on the demise of traditional bank branches
"What is the DA thinking, going after a small bank like this for the actions of a few of its employees, when the big banks in this city brought down the whole economy?'"
CBusiness owner and one of many customers rallying around Abacus Federal Savings Bank in New York's Chinatown as it faces charges of mortgage fraud for allegedly allowing loan applicants to lie about their income
"Sometimes they say, 'We want more debt;' sometimes they say, 'Geez, too much debt's not great either.'"
Chairman, president and CEO of Wells Fargo, complaining about mixed messages from regulators