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  • GonzoLender’s Top 5 Tips for Selecting a Loan Origination System

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    Daryl Jones
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    2014 is turning out to be a year in which many financial institutions are considering replacing aging or inadequate loan origination technology. Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: most bankers rank going through a formal system selection process right up there with a trip to the dentist. The biggest difference is that if the system selection is not done properly, the pain lasts a hell of a lot longer. So, having dispensed with the pleasantries we’ll move right along and in the spirit of Kramer, just say “Giddy Up!” It’s time to make the rounds throughout the industry…
  • Société Générale Profit Rises as Loan Problems Recede

    NYT > Banking Industry
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:53 am
    France’s second-largest bank said its second-quarter net income was up 7.8 percent to about $1.37 billion, but it still faces potential risks, including exposure to Russia.
  • 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (Part 1)

    NetBanker
    Jim Bruene
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I was on a call today with the digital strategy committee of a large U.S. bank. It was clear from their line of questioning that they are grappling with how to prioritize among the many major opportunities on the digital side. I won't list any of the specific topics here, but you could guess most of them (though one would surprise you I think). But the conversation got me thinking about what I'd recommend for next year if I was working in a bank, credit union or consumer fintech company. In semi-prioritized fashion, here are my first three recommendations for 2015. More will follow.
  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 31, 2014

    Payments News - from Glenbrook Partners
    Payments News Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    On the Web: Full SEPA is Here, At Last - PaymentsViews.com (Manfred Schuck) - "Today, on the doorstep to August 1st, the latest ECB statistics show that the change-over goals have been met and the rate of SEPA-payments is very close to one hundred percent." Trends in payments innovation. - Finsurgency (Matt Harris) - "In fact, I pulled this deck together to brief the board of a large, global payments company on what’s been happening in the start-up payments community over the past 12-18 months." Stellar - Stripe Blog - "Stellar is (like Bitcoin) a decentralized payment network; unlike…
  • As American fans chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” the Germans countered with, “N-S-A! N-S-A! N-S-A!”

    The Bankwatch
    Colin Henderson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    While football (soccer to North America) fans may not, as a group apparently represent the intellectual elite,they do reflect the practical & political reality. On June 26th, 2014 when USA and Germany played each other in the World Cup, the brilliantly social reflective fans got straight to the true core of international relations. World Cup chants reveal true state of U.S.-German relations As Germany basks in its World Cup victory, it’s easy to forget that one of the most telling geopolitical moments of the tournament came during the Germany-U.S. game. As American fans chanted…
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  • GonzoLender’s Top 5 Tips for Selecting a Loan Origination System

    Daryl Jones
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    2014 is turning out to be a year in which many financial institutions are considering replacing aging or inadequate loan origination technology. Let’s just get this out of the way right up front: most bankers rank going through a formal system selection process right up there with a trip to the dentist. The biggest difference is that if the system selection is not done properly, the pain lasts a hell of a lot longer. So, having dispensed with the pleasantries we’ll move right along and in the spirit of Kramer, just say “Giddy Up!” It’s time to make the rounds throughout the industry…
  • Meet Brock Thorpe

    Scott Hodgins
    18 Jul 2014 | 2:58 pm
    GonzoBankers! Hope the summer’s been smooth sailing for you. You know, we could do another article this week and get all serious on you. But, dammit, its summertime! Time to relax and laugh at ourselves a bit. This week I want to introduce a new comic about a mythical bank CIO – Brock Thorpe. Brock’s got a lot on his plate, and, well, his patience for vendors is waning. Check it out. Special thanks to Sam Kilmer, Terence Roche, Steve Williams and Eric Weikart for their hefty contributions. Their gag reflex for omnichannel is just about as sensitive as mine.  Hope you like…
  • Commercial Lending: Tune-Up or Junkyard?

    Jim Pinckney
    7 Jul 2014 | 4:37 pm
    The commercial lending environment at most banks has evolved to a point somewhere between the Dark Ages and Henry Ford’s Model T. Hey bankers – isn’t commercial lending your greatest revenue producing engine? So why do we seem to be going backward instead of forward? But all is not lost. The GonzoBanker Commercial Lending Self-Assessment Checklist is here to help bankers identify the evolutionary status of their commercial lending production engines and determine whether this year’s budget should factor in a tune-up, an overhaul or a completely new machine. To begin, simply answer Yes…
  • Everybody Wants Some (CRM) – How ’Bout You?

    Sam Kilmer
    23 Jun 2014 | 4:59 pm
    We are hearing lots of noise about Customer Relationship Management again, GonzoBankers. Feels like a Back to the Future (or maybe it’s Better Off Dead) time warp ride back to the late ’80s and early ’90s. This is the strategic equivalent of a Van Halen reunion tour – with all the amped expectations, go-it-alone solos, lead-singer tantrums, and killer-rehearsals-followed-by-cancelled-shows that go along with it. But, hey, it’s loud and it’s fun! In tech selections, strategic planning gigs, and in industry conference hallway chats everywhere, CRM is a hot topic. And, it is…
  • Tim’s Online Banking/Mobile Banking Franken-Banking Product

    Tim Daley
    30 May 2014 | 9:54 am
    Gonzo bankers, I get asked who has the best online banking/mobile banking offering a lot. I mean, a lot. Banks and credit unions, struggling with numerous challenges around remote delivery (banking online, mobile banking, mobile remote deposit capture (mRDC), bill pay, etc.), want to know which vendor has the best offering. The trouble is, there is no easy answer to that question when so much of the answer is dependent on the institution’s strategy.  It is like asking which is the best car. That’s easy, right? It is the McLaren P1. Or is it the Hennessey Venom GT, the current top speed…
 
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    NetBanker

  • 2015 Digital Banking Strategic Planning (Part 1)

    Jim Bruene
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:12 pm
    I was on a call today with the digital strategy committee of a large U.S. bank. It was clear from their line of questioning that they are grappling with how to prioritize among the many major opportunities on the digital side. I won't list any of the specific topics here, but you could guess most of them (though one would surprise you I think). But the conversation got me thinking about what I'd recommend for next year if I was working in a bank, credit union or consumer fintech company. In semi-prioritized fashion, here are my first three recommendations for 2015. More will follow.
  • Winning Checking/Deposits from Established Small Businesses

    Jim Bruene
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:17 pm
    I was asked recently what it would take for me to move my business deposit relationship. My immediate answer, "there is nothing you could do to get me to move." We have only changed banks once in our 20-year history, moving to Washington Mutual (now Chase) in 2007, in order to get a better line of credit (which ironically, was never granted, as WaMu was about to go into a death spiral). We've been happy with Chase for the most part, and now have so many services and payees connected to it, that I can't imagine going through the headache of changing. Even if another bank or CU offered a…
  • Create Subscription-Based Banking Services for Frequent Travelers

    Jim Bruene
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:17 am
    Having just returned from an all-too-short vacation, I continue to believe that banks are missing a lucrative opportunity to help customers reduce their financial anxiety while away from home. Following is are the financial travel services I'd love to buy as a package priced at under $10/mo (not including insurance which would likely be sold on as-needed basis). Not only could travel services be a solid source of fee income, it puts the bank in a great position to sell add-on insurance and credit services to road warriors and frequent travelers. …
  • FinDEVr is Building Momentum -- Will you be part of it?

    Eric Mattson
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    In late May, we were very excited announce the launch of our new event series called FinDEVr which is focused on the latest tools, APIs, and platforms for fintech builders -- i.e. developers, VPs of engineering, software architects and CTOs -- because we were sure it was a missing piece of the innovation ecosystem.After two months and a ton of conversations, it is clear that the event has struck a nerve with the market as the response has been tremendous and momentum has been building with every week.We already have commitments from top-notch presenting sponsors like TD Ameritrade, Yodlee,…
  • Lock in your seat to the largest FinovateFall to date!

    Eric Mattson
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:32 pm
    With summer well underway, it means that fall is just around to corner. And that we're hard at work putting together FinovateFall 2014 which will take place on September 23 & 24 in New York City.  Last year, FinovateFall welcomed a sold-out crowd of more than 1,100 executives. This fall, based on record-setting interest (and a slightly bigger auditorium at our new venue) we are projecting the largest FinovateFall to date (and another sell out crowd) with over 1,200 fintech innovators in attendance. In case you're curious, here is a small sample of the great organizations already…
 
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    Payments News - from Glenbrook Partners

  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 31, 2014

    Payments News Editor
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    On the Web: Full SEPA is Here, At Last - PaymentsViews.com (Manfred Schuck) - "Today, on the doorstep to August 1st, the latest ECB statistics show that the change-over goals have been met and the rate of SEPA-payments is very close to one hundred percent." Trends in payments innovation. - Finsurgency (Matt Harris) - "In fact, I pulled this deck together to brief the board of a large, global payments company on what’s been happening in the start-up payments community over the past 12-18 months." Stellar - Stripe Blog - "Stellar is (like Bitcoin) a decentralized payment network; unlike…
  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 30, 2014

    Payments News Editor
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:16 am
    On the Web: Pronto.ly’s Contactless Ultrasound Transfer Tech Aims To Best NFC - TechCrunch - "The startup is building a technology based on using ultrasound as the contactless layer. It thus only requires devices to have a microphone and speakers to make use of the tech. In other words: no NFC chip required." What is EMV? You have questions, we have answers. - Square Blog - "Here's where Square comes in. We’re building an EMV-compliant reader that’s incredibly affordable and easy to use. We’re also working on several solutions for our Square Stand customers." Square…
  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 29, 2014

    Payments News Editor
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    On the Web: Bitcoin and Payments Survey 2014 - PaymentsViews.com (George Peabody) - "So, take the survey. And help us get the word out. Let your friends know any way you can. The more participants, the better the results." Indian E-Commerce Firm Flipkart Raises Eye-Popping $1 Billion - New York Times Dealbook - "Flipkart is an online marketplace that offers more than 70 categories of goods and services, from electronics to books." Introducing the PayPal App for the Amazon Fire Phone - "We are creating payment experiences that enable easier, and more human, everyday transactions, removing…
  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 28, 2014

    Payments News Editor
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    On the Web: Amazon apparently set to launch Square-competitor in August as it develops biometric payment solutions - 9to5 Mac - "Amazon could be preparing to launch its own mobile credit card reading hardware in the coming weeks, according to internal Staples documents hinting at such a launch that we’ve obtained." What Can We Learn from the History of #EMV? - TMG Blog - "At the time, many financial institutions (FIs) in Europe recognized the benefits of chip-based payments and understood that international standards for such payments were needed to help foster global interoperability.
  • Headline News from PaymentsNews.com - July 25, 2014

    Payments News Editor
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:41 am
    On the Web: Presentation Available: Drastic Changes to Industry with Proposed New York Bitcoin Regulation - Virtual Currency Report (Perkins Coie) - "On Thursday, July 24, 2014 Perkins Coie hosted a seminar addressing recently-proposed regulations for virtual currency companies proposed by the New York Department of Financial Services and how these proposed regulations might impact not only companies operating in New York but also companies dealing with New York-based customers and business partners." Report: Apple moving toward mobile payments this fall - USA Today - "The new service would…
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    The Bankwatch

  • As American fans chanted “U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!” the Germans countered with, “N-S-A! N-S-A! N-S-A!”

    Colin Henderson
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:32 pm
    While football (soccer to North America) fans may not, as a group apparently represent the intellectual elite,they do reflect the practical & political reality. On June 26th, 2014 when USA and Germany played each other in the World Cup, the brilliantly social reflective fans got straight to the true core of international relations. World Cup chants reveal true state of U.S.-German relations As Germany basks in its World Cup victory, it’s easy to forget that one of the most telling geopolitical moments of the tournament came during the Germany-U.S. game. As American fans chanted…
  • Apple and IBM enter enterprise market together

    Colin Henderson
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:14 pm
    This seems like a seminal moment for Enterprise devices that to date were officially owned by Blackberry. Apple and IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise MobilityFiled under: Uncategorized
  • iOS and Android | Google and Apple strategies are clear, for now

    Colin Henderson
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:42 pm
    I found this a thoughtful and provocative article. Even the comments are worthwhile if you ignore the Apple vs Google troll comments. There is a distinction being drawn between Apple/iOS and Google/ Android, and its one that both reflects history of computing, and their respective business models which are very different. The next phase of smartphones Hence, WWDC was all about cloud as an enabler of rich native apps, while the most interesting parts of IO were about eroding the difference between apps and websites. … … The interaction models become different. I’ve said before…
  • Update from Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit on no-ip action today

    Colin Henderson
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Here is the blog post from from Richard Domingues Boscovich, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit. We can expect more: Microsoft takes on global cybercrime epidemic in tenth malware disruption http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_blog/archive/2014/06/30/microsoft-takes-on-global-cybercrime-epidemic-in-tenth-malware-disruption.aspx This is the third malware disruption by Microsoft since the November unveiling of the Microsoft Cybercrime Center—a center of excellence for advancing the global fight against cybercrime.Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Microsoft successfully take down alleged malware host ISP no-ip.com

    Colin Henderson
    1 Jul 2014 | 10:20 am
    This story reflects the kind of thing that is usually told in urban legend terms, but this one actually happened. Microsoft took on no-ip.com and took down their network. What is especially interesting and precedent setting is that Microsoft obtained a court order to initiate the attack. The order is dated Jun 30th, 2014 for execution today Jul 1st, 2014. No-ip provides a dynamic IP hosting service that act as described here by Brian Krebs: Typically, the biggest users of dynamic DNS services are home Internet users who wish to have a domain name that will always point back to their home…
 
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    Commercial Banking News - Commercial Banking News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • 9News: Report praises Colorado's handling of legal pot

    9NEWS
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Colorado has done a good job of handling the legalization of marijuana, according to Brookings Institution. The think tank came out with a report that praised regulations and taxes on marijuana laws. However, it says there are problems, too. Two of the problems cited in the report: the potency of edibles and accidents involving home-made products like hash oil. The report says the state should designate more places where visitors can smoke. And that because most hotel rooms are non-smoking, tourists…
  • New York credit union trade group to rebrand

    Allissa Kline
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The trade association that represents New York’s credit unions plans to change its name. In conjunction with a new branding initiative, the Credit Union Association of New York wants to be renamed the New York Credit Union Association, according to a message sent this week to credit unions around the state. The board of directors that oversees the group has agreed to pursue the name change. Board chairperson Laurie Baker, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Summit Federal…
  • Ohio cities lag in post-recession bounce back

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    As the Recession of 2008 gets a little foggy in the memory bank, an online finance site looked at which cities have best bounced from the economic slump. WalletHub examined 150 cities for factors including unemployment rates, foreclosures, population changes, bankruptcies and more. As a whole, Ohio cities have not fared as well as much of the nation. Toledo was the top-ranked city in Ohio (No. 57 overall), followed by Columbus (No. 60), Cleveland (No. 81), Cincinnati (No. 108) and Akron (No. 110).…
  • RadioShack reportedly urged to repay lenders with help from hedge fund

    Danielle Abril
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    A hedge fund that serves as a shareholder and unsecured debt holder for RadioShack Corp. is reportedly offering support and urging the retailer to repay lenders who nixed the stores plan to close 1,100 stores. London-based BlueCrest Capital Management wrote to RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) telling the electronics retailer that it, along with other creditors, could provide financing for that move, according to a letter Bloomberg obtained. The letter reportedly said that secured creditors' interests are…
  • Chamber helps international companies, families grow

    Tanja Hammann
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It is a rainy afternoon in Tokyo. In a bustling McDonald’s restaurant in the Shibuya shopping district a student orders one of Japan’s most popular burgers ­— the Teriyaki Mac. Simultaneously in London’s Heathrow Airport a young woman washes her hands in the restroom of Terminal 5 — the largest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom. Although the lives of both the burger-craving student and the young woman in the airport are seemingly unconnected, they are actually linked through…
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    Investment Banking News - Investment Banking News Headlines | Bizjournals.com

  • 9News: Report praises Colorado's handling of legal pot

    9NEWS
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:52 am
    Colorado has done a good job of handling the legalization of marijuana, according to Brookings Institution. The think tank came out with a report that praised regulations and taxes on marijuana laws. However, it says there are problems, too. Two of the problems cited in the report: the potency of edibles and accidents involving home-made products like hash oil. The report says the state should designate more places where visitors can smoke. And that because most hotel rooms are non-smoking, tourists…
  • New York credit union trade group to rebrand

    Allissa Kline
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    The trade association that represents New York’s credit unions plans to change its name. In conjunction with a new branding initiative, the Credit Union Association of New York wants to be renamed the New York Credit Union Association, according to a message sent this week to credit unions around the state. The board of directors that oversees the group has agreed to pursue the name change. Board chairperson Laurie Baker, senior vice president and chief operating officer of The Summit Federal…
  • Ohio cities lag in post-recession bounce back

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:43 am
    As the Recession of 2008 gets a little foggy in the memory bank, an online finance site looked at which cities have best bounced from the economic slump. WalletHub examined 150 cities for factors including unemployment rates, foreclosures, population changes, bankruptcies and more. As a whole, Ohio cities have not fared as well as much of the nation. Toledo was the top-ranked city in Ohio (No. 57 overall), followed by Columbus (No. 60), Cleveland (No. 81), Cincinnati (No. 108) and Akron (No. 110).…
  • RadioShack reportedly urged to repay lenders with help from hedge fund

    Danielle Abril
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:23 am
    A hedge fund that serves as a shareholder and unsecured debt holder for RadioShack Corp. is reportedly offering support and urging the retailer to repay lenders who nixed the stores plan to close 1,100 stores. London-based BlueCrest Capital Management wrote to RadioShack (NYSE: RSH) telling the electronics retailer that it, along with other creditors, could provide financing for that move, according to a letter Bloomberg obtained. The letter reportedly said that secured creditors' interests are…
  • Chamber helps international companies, families grow

    Tanja Hammann
    1 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    It is a rainy afternoon in Tokyo. In a bustling McDonald’s restaurant in the Shibuya shopping district a student orders one of Japan’s most popular burgers ­— the Teriyaki Mac. Simultaneously in London’s Heathrow Airport a young woman washes her hands in the restroom of Terminal 5 — the largest freestanding structure in the United Kingdom. Although the lives of both the burger-craving student and the young woman in the airport are seemingly unconnected, they are actually linked through…
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    Bank Lawyer's Blog

  • We Won't Tell What To Do Until After We Punish You For Not Doing It

    Kevin Funnell
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:44 pm
    The CFPB isn't the only federal government agency that is promulgating new "regulations" by enforcement action. According to yesterday's American Banker (paid subscription required), the OCC's been playing the same game, especially with the BSA. Few dare talk about their concerns publicly, for fear of alienating regulators. Privately, they say that BSA exams have become more rigorous and focused in recent years, digging deeper into the weeds of processes, systems and controls. Foot-dragging and shortcomings are being met with stiffer monetary penalties and lengthy…
  • Shaming The Shameless

    Kevin Funnell
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    While we're sure it's merely a coincidence, hot on the heels of the letter that Rep. Pete Sessions sent to the Treasury Department's Inspector General that complained about the repeated failure of the Comptroller of the Currency to issue a final decision in the case of Patrick Adams, the Comptroller raised his middle finger to the requirements of 12 USC 1818(h) issued yet another extension of the deadline to issue a final decision, this time extending the date of decision from August 13 to September 30. As one observer pointed out, at least this time the Comptroller gave…
  • Regulating With A Sledge Hammer

    Kevin Funnell
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:52 pm
    *Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not the place with the helpful payday hands, but the place where UDAAP runs rampant. Specifically, the CFPB determined that ACE engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices in connection with the collection of its own debts. Mayer Brown lists some substantial problems raised by the CFPB's enforcement action (which ACE settled without an…
  • Alleged "Overcharger" Settles

    Kevin Funnell
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:57 pm
    Almost one year ago, we discussed an investigation by the Colorado Attorney General into the alleged inflation by foreclosure attorneys of certain foreclosure costs, and, subsequently, allegations of more widespread falsification of fees and costs by attorneys handling foreclosures in Colorado. At the time, I expressed the view that if there was anything to these allegations,"there are going to be some lawyers in Colorado who are in deep water without a life jacket. I hope they're all strong swimmers." Last week, the Denver Post reported that at least one of the firms involved…
  • CFPB Proposes To Establish "Gossip Column"

    Kevin Funnell
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:04 pm
    As part of its ongoing effort to destroy the private business of banking in a free market economy and substitute a federal government-directed banking system better serve the consumers it was created to protect, the CFPB has recently proposed to have consumers who submit complaints to the CFPB to also submit a narrative of the complaint, all of which, together with a written response from the financial institution that is the subject of the complaint, would be included in the CFPB's publicly available Consumer Complaint Database. Why? Glad you asked. These first-hand accounts would make…
 
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  • Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense moment

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense momentGettyThe looks on each of their faces is, in a word, priceless.Event the two were watchingMore storiesMom arrested over park visit Rodents invade Louvre garden
  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense moment

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense momentGettyThe looks on each of their faces is, in a word, priceless.Event the two were watchingMore storiesMom arrested over park visit Rodents invade Louvre garden
  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
 
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  • Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense moment

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense momentGettyThe looks on each of their faces is, in a word, priceless.Event the two were watchingMore storiesMom arrested over park visit Rodents invade Louvre garden
  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense moment

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense momentGettyThe looks on each of their faces is, in a word, priceless.Event the two were watchingMore storiesMom arrested over park visit Rodents invade Louvre garden
  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Photo of royal couple snapped during a very intense moment

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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
 
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
 
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

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    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
 
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    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
  • Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisis

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
  • Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 points

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
  • Moon shape mystery solved

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
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  • Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash site

    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Investigators finally make it to MH17 crash siteAPAfter days of fighting kept police and forensic experts from reaching the site, they were allowed to enter Thursday by an armed militiaman. Only group of people not let inMore on UkraineRebels frustrated with PutinEU sanctions Russian cronies
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    Lawmakers hit major impasse in border crisisAPThe last-minute move comes with less than 24 hours until Congress goes on a month-long recess.Surprising decision revealed on ThursdayMore on the border crisisStorm blows down border fence Poll on Americans' border sentiment
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    Dow falls off a cliff, plummets 300 pointsAPU.S. stocks plunged on Thursday, erasing all of July's gains in a single, abysmal day of trading.Force that fueled the huge sell-offMore newsArgentina defaults, S&P saysCNN host unleashes profanity
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    1 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Moon shape mystery solvedAPThe moon is not the perfect sphere it appears to be from Earth, and its irregular shape has finally been pinned down in a newly published study.Fruit it resembles (and how it happened)More science storiesTheory emerges in Siberian holesFamous mummy surprises again
 
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  • What You Should Be Worried About If Your Lender Sold Your Mortgage to Another Bank

    Daryl Paranada
    1 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Have you ever taken out a loan from a mortgage company or bank only to find out a few months down the road that it’s been sold? Don’t be surprised if this happens to you — multiple times — because it’s common that lenders sell mortgages. Flickr |…
  • You Finally Have a Better Shot at Landing Your First Home, Thanks to Some Good News

    Holly Martins
    31 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Frustrated potential home buyers may have some reason for optimism. A number of economic trends are beginning to coalesce into what could be the beginnings of a far better market environment for first-time and low to moderate income home buyers. Flickr | https://www.flickr.com/photos/silent7seven/4184216102/ Do keep in mind, however, the important caveat that real estate is one of the riskiest economic activities to generalize about in terms of “national trends.” The reason for caution is expressed succinctly by Move, Inc. economist Jonathan Smoke. “All housing is local…
  • Research: When to Expect Your Check Deposits to Become Available (2014)

    Theresa Kim
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Did you know that the funds from a deposited check are not actually yours until it’s been cleared by the bank? Many people mistakenly believe that banks add funds immediately into your account after the check has been deposited — but this is merely the first step. Find out more about the fund availability policy at America’s top 10 banks. Flickr | https://www.flickr.com/photos/thetoad01/2195688460/ Although the deposited amount of money will be posted to your account when it is received by the bank, additional time is needed for the verification process — from…
  • Why a Buydown Mortgage Can Help You Sell Your Home Faster In a Slowing Market

    Peter Bennett
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    Ah, you can feel the tension between buyer and seller mounting. In the one corner, you have the wary buyer ready to pounce on a house she loves, except she’s troubled by a nagging little voice in her head, telling her not to overpay. She’s well aware of the National Association of Realtors’ July 28 report showing pending sales of existing homes (contracts signed but sales not closed) slipping 1.1 percent in June. Worse, the number was off 7.3 percent from a year ago. The last thing she wants is to buy at the top of the market. Flickr |…
  • How to Avoid a ‘Holding Account’ Nightmare If You Overdraw Your Checking Account

    Erik Neilson
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    When it comes to keeping track of one’s finances, most people can admit they’ve run into at least some sort of issue at one point or another. Indeed, financial confusion can be rather easy to stumble upon, regardless of how much effort you put into managing your money. Many people have learned the hard way that keeping a checking account in balance often takes paying close attention to each and every transaction. Flickr |…
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  • Full SEPA is Here, At Last

    Manfred Schuck
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    This week, we are delighted to feature a post by Manfred Schuck, a payments consultant from Frankfurt.  Manfred will co-lead with Elizabeth McQuerry our upcoming Payments in Europe Insight workshop to be held in Mountain View, CA on October 9.  On January 1st, 2001 fifteen European countries introduced notes and coins of a new common currency.  At this singular moment, fifteen national currencies ceased to exist and a new star, the EURO, was born. That was also the first step in the creation of SEPA, the “Single Euro Payments Area”! Among those fifteen countries, there were many…
  • Bitcoin and Payments Survey 2014

    George Peabody
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    We’re at it again. We’re conducting our second annual Bitcoin and Payments Survey. Please participate! The survey takes about 7 minutes, maybe less. Do it from your smartphone while you’re waiting in the market’s check-out line or on the sofa using your tablet. The survey is mobile friendly. This year we ask a few new questions about novel approaches to math-based currencies. We also dive back into your thoughts on Bitcoin’s future and its major use cases.     Like last year, the survey is anonymous but if you want to leave your email, we’ll send…
  • What the BRICS Tell Us About Payments

    Elizabeth McQuerry
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    As the leaders of the BRICS group of nations gather this week in Brazil (now that the World Cup crowds are gone), I’ve asked myself if that meeting has any important implications for payments. The BRICS moniker is often applied to a group of countries that share the characteristics large, young populations and high economic growth rates, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The BRICS share another characteristic, fast growing payment markets along with their economies, cash evolving toward electronic payments and young populations coming of age and, ideally, gaining access to…
  • Learnings from the Bitcoin Workshop

    George Peabody
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Bryan Derman and I led Glenbrook’s second Bitcoin: Basics and Beyond workshop a couple of weeks go, this time in NYC from the 22nd floor board room of the Downtown Conference Center, a great space (the staff took great care of us, too, thank you). As with every Glenbrook workshop—especially with our smaller Insight workshops on topics like Bitcoin, Data in Payments, Payments in Europe and B2B Payments—the questions and discussion enriched the experience for Bryan, me, and the business leaders who joined us for the workshop. The combination of commentary, insight, and the process of…
  • MCX – Now I Get It!

    Jay DeWitt
    7 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In various venues — our Payments Bootcamp, our private client sessions or our merchant group meetings — we have talked a lot about MCX, the Merchant Customer Exchange initiative, created by a number of the largest US retailers to establish a merchant-centric wallet and payments solution. In these discussions, I’ve often joked about the name, since the last thing we think this is about is the participating merchant’s exchanging customer data as the name implies. But it dawned on me yesterday, MCX makes perfect sense if you think of it as enabling merchants to better exchange customer…
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  • BNP Paribas to acquire majority stake in DAB Bank for €354m

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:06 pm
    BNP Paribas has reached joint understanding with UniCredit Bank's management board for the acquisition of 81.39% stake in German online investment brokerage firm, DAB Bank for €354m.
  • HSBC to close Muslims-held bank accounts in UK

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:55 am
    HSBC has issued a letter to a number of Muslim groups, including London-based Finsbury Park Mosque stating closure of their bank accounts as they fall outside the lender’s risk appetite.
  • Square announces EMV Reader and Resource for sellers

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:47 am
    Square announced its plans to release Square Reader for chip cards, an EMV solution to combat card fraud and protect sensitive payment data.
  • CME Group and GFI Group announce plan for strategic transactions

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and GFI Group Inc., a leading intermediary and provider of trading technologies and support services to the global OTC and listed markets, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements to create value for their respective stockholders through a two-step transaction through which:
  • First State Super selects MSCI Multi-Asset Class Risk Management Platform

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:44 am
    MSCI Inc., a provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, announced that one of Australia's largest superannuation funds, First State Super (FTC), has selected BarraOne, MSCI's multi-asset class risk management and performance attribution platform, to help the continued evolution of their investment process.
 
 
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  • CFPB concerned about overdraft fees

    Allison Ross
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. "Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card," CFPB Director Richard Cordray
  • Survey: Banks targeting underbanked

    Allison Ross
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Hoping to grab more business, a rising number of bankers are turning to the unbanked and underbanked as opportunities for growth, according to a new survey. The KPMG Banking Outlook Survey, released Monday, surveyed 100 senior bank executives. It found that 23 percent see underbanked consumers as the greatest growth opportunity, a jump from the
  • FDIC drops ‘high-risk’ list

    Allison Ross
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has revised a warning to banks about dealing with potentially fraudulent businesses, eliminating a list of sample merchants it said may warrant special scrutiny. The FDIC said that the list of risky merchants, which included certain telemarketers, pornography businesses, coin dealers, payday lenders and online gambling companies, was not meant
  • Banks’ Web security full of holes?

    Allison Ross
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 pm
    That little lock icon on your bank's website may be easy for hackers to pick, according to two recent reports.
  • CFPB: Send prepaid card complaints

    Allison Ross
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    The CFPB wants to hear consumers' complaints about prepaid cards and other nonbank products
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