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    Marqeta names new CEO, makes $275M deal

    The company is elevating its chief product officer and acquiring cloud-native credit card program management platform Power Finance.

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    2023: Same regulatory challenges—different (and better) approaches to furnishing

    Consumers and regulatory agencies are demanding tougher and higher standards from lenders. See trends in credit furnishing and disputes to help you face this year’s challenges.

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    Crypto firm Gemini picks new finance chief

    Tyler Skelton joins Gemini from small-business payment service provider Till Payments. He also held finance roles at crypto insurance marketplace Nayms and financial services provider Bakkt.

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    The crypto world is sending mixed signals

    Nearly 2,000 crypto workers have been laid off in 2023, but the value of Bitcoin climbed enough in January for Goldman Sachs to take note.

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    Goldman Sachs cuts CEO Solomon’s pay by 28.6%

    The drop to $25 million for 2022 means JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon will most likely retain the title of top-paid U.S. Wall Street bank chief.

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    Wells Fargo holds CEO Scharf’s pay steady at $24.5M

    The bank targeted a 10.2% pay increase — and Scharf's performance warranted more, Wells said. But the CEO said a raise would be inappropriate given the work that remains in transforming the bank, according to a filing.

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    JPMorgan Chase can’t seem to quit soccer

    The bank’s reported interest in underwriting the creation of a media unit for Italy’s Serie A — a deal worth up to $1 billion — comes two years after the dissolution of the JPMorgan-backed European Super League.

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    Morgan Stanley claws back bankers’ pay over WhatsApp scandal

    The bank is considering the number of messages sent, the banker’s seniority and whether they received prior warnings in levying penalties ranging from a few thousand dollars to more than $1 million, the Financial Times reported.

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    Former BofA CEO-backed fintech launches to match SMBs with lenders

    “What we want to do is to put people that want to lend money together with people who need money. It's not complicated,” said ex-Bank of America CEO Hugh McColl Jr., a founding investor in Foro.

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    Warren asks Congress to help SEC fight crypto fraud

    The Democratic senator called SEC Chair Gary Gensler “the right leader to get the job done,” but said regulators need to do more to bolster their scrutiny of the industry.

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    Mexico’s largest department store now offers banking services to Mexican Americans

    Customers can use their government-issued Mexican ID to set up a Coppel Access account, which provides access to a digital and physical debit card and convenient remittance services.

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    Bank of America again awards restricted stock to rank and file

    Roughly 96% of the bank’s employees are eligible, though details are sparse this year on the incentive’s value. This marks the sixth straight year Bank of America has given the awards.

  • Popular Bank to pay $2.3M over alleged PPP fraud

    The subsidiary of Puerto Rico-based Popular Inc. processed and funded six PPP loans in August 2020, totaling roughly $1.1 million, despite having detected signs of potential fraud, the Fed said.

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    Feds seize $150M from Farmington, Silvergate amid FTX probe

    Each of the affected banks has made a marked shift this year: Farmington is exiting the crypto space, and Silvergate has cut 40% of its staff, citing current “economic realities.”

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    Inside Jenius Bank’s plan to tap the US consumer market

    Japanese giant Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. has invested $150 million in the digital bank, which aims to roll out personal loans, savings and checking accounts within the next 12 to 18 months.

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    Davos may have a time-travel portal. Just listen to bank CEOs.

    CEO comments on remote work, junior banker salaries and Bitcoin belie a warp to 2021. Or 2017. Or 1975. Or the '50s.

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    Gemini cutting another 10% of staff: report

    The crypto exchange has been affected by Genesis' bankruptcy and the FTX contagion.

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    Big banks to launch digital wallet operated by Zelle parent: report

    The wallet, which is expected to launch in the second half of the year, aims to compete with PayPal and Apple, sources told The Wall Street Journal. But serious competition may take a while, an analyst said.

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    FDIC, BofA go to court in deposit insurance battle

    The regulator, which claims Bank of America owes $1.1 billion in deposit insurance payments, first filed the suit in 2017.

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    FTX-connected Farmington State Bank retreats from crypto, cannabis

    The bank will also stop using the Moonstone Bank brand it developed for such “innovation-driven” pursuits, it said.

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    Morgan Stanley cuts CEO Gorman’s pay by 10% to $31.5M

    The cut comes after a year that saw the bank’s profit and return on tangible common equity return to 2020 levels. David Solomon can become banking’s highest-paid CEO if Goldman Sachs pays him the same as it did in 2021.

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    Capital One cuts 1,100 tech jobs

    The cuts affect employees in the bank’s “agile” job family. Responsibilities associated with the eliminated positions will be folded into existing engineering and product manager roles, Capital One said.

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    JPMorgan Chase keeps CEO Dimon’s pay steady at $34.5M

    The bank agreed not to grant Dimon any “special awards” in the future — a nod to a $52.6 million share-options package that drew strong shareholder blowback last year.

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    Webster Bank CIO tapped to become Payoneer’s next CFO

    Bea Ordonez joined the company last week, with the expectation that she would succeed Payoneer CFO Michael Levine, who is stepping down in March.

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    Crypto lender Nexo to pay $45M in SEC settlement

    Nexo said last month it would cease U.S. operations after hitting a “dead end” in talks with regulators. One of company’s founders Thursday said he is “confident that a clearer regulatory landscape will emerge soon.”

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    Bank of America institutes partial hiring freeze: report

    The bank does not have plans for widespread job cuts, a spokesperson said, but will hold off on bringing in new hires until at least midyear or until the economy improves.