Slideshow 'Do you think Jamie Dimon needs those tools?': Comments of the week

  • October 16 2017, 2:03pm EDT

Readers weigh in on how women can advance in business, the regulatory playing field for banks and nonbanks, the CFPB's payday loan rule, ATM withdrawals made through mobile wallets, and more.

On an op-ed contributor's claim that small banks have a regulatory advantage over small nonbanks:

"Yes, banks with less than $10 billion in assets are not examined by the Bureau. But they are heavily examined by the Federal Reserve, the FDIC, the OCC, and state bank supervisors, far more than ANY nonbank is supervised and examined. The author is right, the supervision is not equal. Supervision of nonbanks remains far short of that applied to banks."

Related: Regulatory playing field for banks, nonbanks is anything but level

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On the advice of Linda Verba, head of service strategy for TD Bank, to businesswomen to "never underestimate the power of a great pair of shoes and a pop of lipstick":

"I love shoes. And lipstick. But that is far from progress. Do you think Jamie Dimon needs those tools in his 'credibility toolbox'?"

Related: TD Bank's Verba on 'a great pair of shoes and a pop of lipstick'

On concerns that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's payday loan rule will not enable banks to provide small-dollar credit:

"If low income consumers and ones in temporary financial difficulty cannot borrow from highly regulated banks, they will migrate to the underground unregulated and unscrupulous lenders. The CFPB hurts the very people they say they want to help. The more difficult it is to lend, the higher the cost of lending and the higher the price to consumers. Over a couple hundred years, banks learned not to lend to people who will not repay."

Related: As CFPB closes door on payday, OCC opens one for deposit advance

On an op-ed arguing that the U.S. market for core banking systems is getting a much-needed dose of competition:

"I sure hope this guy has it right. The big 4 are really outdated and a pain in the butt to deal with."

Related: With foreign competition, will U.S. core vendors finally step it up?

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On Wells Fargo letting customers use their mobile phones to withdraw cash on its automated teller machines:

"This is an interesting and convenient solution, but it still requires the customer having the cell phone handy."

Related: Wells to allow ATM withdrawals through mobile wallets

On an op-ed urging male feminists to support paternity leave as a means to help women further their careers:

"We don't want to be male feminists. We need to be real men who treat real women with love respect dignity. We can be both men & loving." (Via Twitter)

Related: Why longer paternity leave is a big win for women