Jim Adkins
"You can't be a dabbler anymore."

Consultant with Artisan Advisors, discussing how the heavy compliance burden of the qualified mortgage rule could keep community banks from making those loans

Benjamin Lawsky
"So be it."

Superintendent of New York's Department of Financial Services, on the possibility that regulators could doom Bitcoin by requiring transparency

Robert Benmosche
"[The uproar over bonuses] was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that-sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong."

AIG CEO, trying to defend his company's controversial post-crisis bonuses, instead inciting outrage by equating critics to Jim Crow-era lynch mobs

Dorothy Savarese
"There was one piece of regulation introduced last year, where we got three divergent opinions -from consultants, the trade association and the government-on what to do."

Chairman and CEO of Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank, on how difficult it is for community banks to cope with mounting regulation

Jim Marous
"It's time to place additional bets on the payments roulette wheel. Not playing is not an option."

Senior vice president at digital marketing agency New Control, on the need for banks to develop a payments strategy

John W. Allison
"The biggest fear of bankers is the stupidity of bankers."

Chairman of Home BancShares, fretting that overpaying buyers could inflate the price of banks and make M&A less attractive to him

Irene Dorner
"By the time they find me, they are typing in capital letters."

CEO of HSBC USA, on the e-mails she receives from customers

REP. Blaine Luetkemeyer
"I don't think that targeting a particular industry for extinction is the FDIC's job."

Missouri Republican, on allegations that the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. is forcing banks to quit processing transactions for online lenders

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