Slideshow LendingClub's new CLO, Capital One vs. Plaid, CEO's backdoor ploy: Top stories of the week

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  • July 20 2018, 2:06pm EDT

The online lender hires Ronnie Momen from GreenSky as its chief lending officer; aggregators back Capital One in dispute with Plaid; bank CEO who gave mortgage to Paul Manafort uses fire-and-hire maneuver to reap windfall at taxpayer expense; and more from this week's most-read stories.

LendingClub turns to outsider to oversee credit operations

The company, which is dealing with a lawsuit from the Federal Trade Commission tied to certain fees, hired Ronnie Momen from GreenSky as its chief lending officer.

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In data dispute with Capital One, Plaid stands alone

Other aggregators came to the bank's defense, while one CEO suggested Plaid's very public protest was unfounded.

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Bank CEO's fire-and-rehire maneuver reaps windfall at taxpayer expense

A multimillion-dollar deal between Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Stephen Calk, the man who would later become Paul Manafort's banker, was supposed to deliver 400 new jobs to the city. Here's what really happened.

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Why banks like Barclays are testing quantum computing

Barclays, Morgan Stanley, True Positive and other firms are turning to the technology for simulations and problems that demand large quantities of computing power.

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Fed's Powell has some explaining to do on stress test move

The chairman of the Federal Reserve is testifying before Congress this week, where he will likely face tough questions about the agency's decision to let two banks slide on their exams late last month.

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FHFA leadership structure is unconstitutional: Judges

A federal appeals court in Texas agreed with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shareholders that the FHFA, led by a single director, violates the separation of powers.

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Next stage of GOP's Dodd-Frank grief: Acceptance

With the recent focus on capital formation bills, lawmakers appear to be putting their Dodd-Frank angst aside.

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Wells Fargo should have seen add-on-product trouble coming

The bank had numerous warnings that there could be severe regulatory consequences related to deceptively advertised add-on products. It is paying the price for failing to do more in response.

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Why regional bank CEOs are lukewarm on more M&A

While the regulatory environment is more accommodating for big deals, many regionals still have their reasons for staying on the sidelines.

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Deposit costs, card woes, trade wars: Red flags abound in 2Q results

Price competition on deposits may finally force the largest banks to pay up, and consumers' aggressive use of rewards and promotional rates is weighing on card income. And then there are those tariff fights that could hurt global clients.

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