We entrust tech firms with vast amounts of information about our daily lives, with an expectation that they will safeguard it. But have we become too casual in the trust we place with them in exchange for more personalized experience and convenience?
With millions of Alexa and Google Home devices now in use, first-mover banks are rapidly developing services to let customers control their finances using only their voice — even if there are still many kinks to work out.
Industry observers are skeptical of acting Comptroller Keith Noreika's claims that his agency could grant a fintech charter to a commercial firm like Amazon or Google, arguing that such a move could become "Walmart 2.0."
Meetings between bank regulators and technology giants like Amazon and PayPal underscore Silicon Valley's growing involvement in the financial services arena, and may presage pursuit of a bank charter.
Carol Hayles’ departure from CIT leaves us with one less female CEO-CFO team in banking; even Supreme Court justices get manterrupted; a Google doodle celebrates a microlender; and Sen. Elizabeth Warren strikes a pose.