Contrary to many third-party payment providers' practice of pushing customers to lower-cost payment rails, Regalii wants its end users to pay their bills with credit cards. The goal of this arrangement is, of course, to make money for banks.
Earnings season kicked off with some banks capitalizing better than others on higher rates and still-low deposit costs. Banks will have to keep working on that balance as they contend with rising credit card losses, slower commercial lending and other issues.
Amer Sajed, a 56-year-old Pakistan-born immigrant to the U.S., will step down from his role leading the bank’s credit card business in July after being spurred into activism by President Trump's stances on social and other issues.