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Banks network to flag human traffickers

Monday, January 1, 0001

Bank of America and several other large U.S. financial services companies, as part an effort organized by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and Western Union, have published resources to help smaller banks spot signs of forced labor and kidnapping.

SEC forces cities to reveal bank loans with holdings surging

Monday, January 1, 0001

The Securities and Exchange Commission moved to require states and local governments to disclose bank loans and privately placed debt, seeking to address concerns that bondholders are being left in the dark about a fast-growing segment of public finance.

Can state AGs really serve as 'mini-CFPBs'?

Monday, January 1, 0001

Several states pledged to compensate for a slowdown in enforcement at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Mick Mulvaney, but their efforts have been complicated by tight budgets and doubts over whether such initiatives are necessary.

Pro-pot Florida candidate says Wells Fargo shut her account

Monday, January 1, 0001

A Florida politician who has run a pro-medical marijuana campaign said Wells Fargo closed her account over her ties to the industry, adding that the incident was an example of the challenges legal cannabis businesses face from the U.S. financial system.

Citi buys into future of artificial intelligence — literally

Monday, January 1, 0001

Citigroup was so impressed after a two-year test drive of software from the AI vendor Anaconda it decided to invest in the firm.

Lenders tread carefully in return to homebuilder finance

Monday, January 1, 0001

A number of banks have stepped up efforts to lend to residential developers, though they are mindful of missteps made before the financial crisis.

JPMorgan hires BofA exec to lead midsize business banking in Calif.

Monday, January 1, 0001

In a newly created role, Tony Sciarrino will oversee middle-market bankers in more than a dozen offices across California.

Fed's head of research to retire at year-end

Monday, January 1, 0001

As director of the Fed's Division of Research and Statistics, David Wilcox is responsible for briefing the Federal Open Market Committee on the outlook for the national economy.

Bank lobbyists’ hollow campaign against credit unions

Monday, January 1, 0001

The banking industry has been raising alarms about the growth of a few credit unions, but the critiques ignore the vast size differences between the two sectors and the tremendous growth banks have seen since the crisis.

FHFA's Watt fights harassment claims as accuser goes public

Monday, January 1, 0001

Top U.S. housing regulator Mel Watt is privately reassuring people close to him that he will keep his post as authorities investigate an employee's claims of sexual harassment. Now, his accuser is heightening the pressure — speaking out publicly for the first time.

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