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    U.S. Bank's Elavon eyes BNPL arena

    The payments processor will likely both build and buy its way into the buy-now-pay-later market, Elavon CEO Jamie Walker said in an interview last week.

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    Wells Fargo aims to debut revamped mobile app, virtual assistant next year

    The bank's digital user interactions trail JPMorgan and Bank of America. But Wells last year brought onboard an executive who helped develop BofA's Erica.

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    Citi agrees to undergo racial audit

    The bank joins institutions such as BlackRock and Morgan Stanley in agreeing to such a probe. Shareholders held off on the prospect of a racial audit in April, with the motion gaining 38% approval.

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    Goldman sweetens the pot for Solomon, COO with stock incentive

    Under the deal offered Friday, the CEO — whose pay was cut by 36% last year in connection with the 1MDB scandal — could reap $50 million if the bank's stock jumps another 75% over the next five years.

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    DOJ, CFPB and OCC link up to crack down on redlining

    Jackson, Mississippi-based Trustmark Bank told the agencies it would pay $5 million to settle allegations it engaged in discriminatory lending practices from 2014 to 2018.

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    Fed restricts officials' stock trading with new rules amid scandal

    Policymakers and senior staff would have to provide 45 days' notice before buying or selling any allowed securities and are barred from doing so during "periods of heightened financial market stress," the central bank said.

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    Ally to return to credit cards with $750M deal to buy Fair Square Financial

    The deal is expected to close in early 2022. The Detroit lender abandoned credit cards in 2019 in favor of point-of-sale lending, then reneged on plans to merge with subprime card lender CardWorks last year.

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    Vast Bank's new platform aims for the 'crypto curious'

    "Banks for centuries have been safe keepers and custodians of what people value," said CEO Brad Scrivner. "And in today's world, that's now digital assets."

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    Overdraft fees jump to $33.58 record average

    The average surcharge for using out-of-network ATMs, however, fell to a 10-year low, according to a Bankrate survey.

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    Biden's OCC pick faces a delicate balance among moderates

    Sen. Jon Tester, D-MT, said he would "hold off" expressing support "until after I meet with her." One attorney said the OCC pick should "balance mitigating risk with encouraging innovation."

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    Facebook's Novi launches digital currency wallet pilot

    The announcement was met nearly immediately with pushback from five senators urging that the project be discontinued.

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    Goldman Sachs, AmEx debut cloud-based payments service for corporate clients

    The investment bank is partnering with the world's largest card issuer for businesses in an effort to make payments easier and more efficient for institutional clients.

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    Celsius, Tether and the 'known known'

    Lender Celsius' admission that Tether accepts crypto tokens in exchange for stablecoins should be a bombshell. Rather, it confirms a suspicion regulators held so strongly that they've already penalized Tether for it. Twice.

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    German regulator BaFin caps neobank N26's European growth

    The limit — to no more than 70,000 new users a month — is "a temporary measure," the neobank's chief growth officer said, meant to allow N26 to focus on strengthening internal processes and frameworks.

  • Capital One to acquire healthcare investment bank TripleTree

    Capital One's latest move puts the $423 billion-asset bank in the company of several other lenders, including KeyBank and JPMorgan, which have made recent investments in the healthcare space.

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    No profit worries? Earnings week still served up drama

    BNPL, crypto, bonuses, regulatory woes and even office layout bubbled up as subplots among Wall Street's heavy hitters.

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    Coinbase sees single regulator, new framework for crypto supervision

    The approach would keep companies from having to comply with several agencies, which are adapting old laws to new tech, and help maintain the U.S.'s status as a "shaper" of oversight, Coinbase said.

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    Treasury goes into damage control on bank data reporting

    A blog post on the agency's website seeks to clarify what it calls "pernicious" misinformation disseminated by the measure's opponents.

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    Cross-border payments competition heats up

    Three bank-backed payments companies are attempting to increase the speed of cross-border payments, jumping into an arena teeming with fintech rivals.

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    Quarles' term as Fed vice chair to end without replacement

    The central bank's panel on supervision and regulation will meet "as necessary," and rule-writing or policy changes would need "broad consensus" among Quarles and Fed Governors Lael Brainard and Michelle Bowman.

  • Umpqua, Columbia to merge in $5.2B, all-stock deal

    The transaction, slated to close in mid-2022, would create a $50 billion-asset bank that would operate branches in California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

  • Automation helped Black borrowers get more out of PPP at fintechs, big banks: study

    "The human brain is a much scarier black box than any machine-learning algorithm," said Sabrina T. Howell, the paper's lead author. The ICBA, however, disputed some of the study's findings.

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    Andreessen Horowitz poaches 2 crypto execs from Facebook's Novi

    It wouldn't be the first adversity the social network's digital currency effort has faced — nor the first time this year a pair of executives have fled an established market player in tandem for a more startup-like environment.

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    Truist nets $1.6B profit, marks major conversion milestone in Q3

    "We're committed to having a business that has positive operating leverage and has industry leading efficiency," new CEO Bill Rogers said Friday. "I feel more confident about that today than I did the day we announced the merger."

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    PNC sees double-digit boon in revenue, deposits and loans

    The bump comes during the first full quarter during which BBVA USA assets were included. The bank converted systems and branches in seven states this month to the PNC brand.