SAYING MANY CRA complaints are minor, the Fed inspector general said the central bank should rank the protests by seriousness as a way to speed processing of merger applications.
LEGISLATION granting Farmer Mac new powers and more time to raise additional required capital was approved by Congress and expected to be signed by the President.
VYING FOR MORE customers, Citicorp has eliminated a group of what it terms "nuisance fees," including the charge for checks with insufficient funds.
BANC ONE, as part of this year's move to a centralized management structure, is going after job cuts, cost controls, and a bigger piece of each customer's wallet.
RICHARD H. DANIEL is leaving a prestigious post at Freddie Mac to become chief financial officer for Bankers Trust New York, working for his mentor Frank Newman at the beleaguered company.
REVISED COST-CUTTING estimates for the merger of Chemical and Chase prompted an analyst to boost 1996 and 1997 earnings estimates for the combined bank.
A WELL-KNOWN shareholder activist - who last year peppered a dozen thrifts with demands for mergers and special dividends - has targeted yet another small thrift, this one in Alabama.
IN HOPES OF THWARTING an unwanted takeover bid, Massachusetts' Safety Fund Corp. agreed to be bought by a white knight in New Hampshire.
WHILE STOCK mutual funds are selling like hotcakes, sales at bank brokerages have been tepid so far this year.
HOPING TO BROADEN its role as an asset manager, UJB Financial is unveiling its first proprietary fixed and variable annuities.
WELLS FARGO won the war for First Interstate, but Norwest Mortgage - which already operates Wells' mortgage program - stands to be one of the big beneficiaries.
CALIFORNIA'S slumping housing market has lenders scrambling to reduce their dependence on business in the Golden State by seeking borrowers elsewhere.
FOLLOWING FLORIDA's lead, several New York lawmakers are pushing the state to drop out of a regional group organized to devise an electronic benefits transfer system.
PRIMEPAY, a check authorization service started last year, named three of the nation's biggest check acceptance firms as its newest customers.
NATIONSBANK and Sabre Decision Technologies have embarked on a project that aims to rank the bank's customers from most profitable to least profitable.
NOW THAT THE HYPE is clearing, bankers can take a sober, productive look at interactive technology and the very real promise of the Internet and electronic commerce.