Deep Dive: Page 2

Industry insights from our journalists

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    De novos see silver lining amid coronavirus pandemic

    It's a difficult time to launch any business, much less a bank. But the timing comes with opportunities and challenges, industry leaders say.

    Anna Hrushka • May 11, 2020
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    Why lenders still love retail, bankruptcies and all

    Asset-based loans are a safe and popular form of financing for lenders. But for distressed retailers it can be a "trap."

    Ben Unglesbee • March 9, 2020
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    Keeping the banking desert at bay in rural America

    As big banks concentrate their branches in cities, smaller financial institutions and digital companies find ways to irrigate in abandoned markets.

    Anna Hrushka • Feb. 18, 2020
  • HSBC whistleblower says Iran sanctions could bring AML into sharper focus

    "The laws that are about to come out of this ... are going to be unreal," says a private intelligence specialist whose alerts to the CIA nearly a decade ago resulted in a record fine.

    Anna Hrushka • Jan. 21, 2020
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    In fintech partnerships, should banks' brands be out front or in background?

    Banks that stay behind the scenes risk being relegated to a commodity. But fintechs that take the lead may be looking for something more.

    Anna Hrushka • Nov. 22, 2019
  • 2020 election: Where the candidates stand on banking

    Biden running mate Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill to give states the authority to enforce their laws against nationally chartered banks. She also negotiated with banks to compensate homeowners after the 2007-08 crisis.

    Banking Dive staff • Updated April 8, 2020