In a surprise move, the Supreme Court will decide whether Amex may bar merchants from steering customers to less expensive card networks. The card issuer will have to prove the consumer gain from its practices outweighs the merchant pain.
As many as a dozen financial institutions are deploying IBM’s Watson to search for signs of employee misconduct so they can avoid a Wells Fargo-size scandal. But the legal and technical limits of its use are major issues.
Minorities are more likely to turn to a financial technology firm than a bank when seeking a business loan, but they may pay higher interest rates, according to the preliminary results of a congressional investigation released Monday.