Thursday , December 13 2018

Banking

Florence effect: Bankers surf couches to maintain lending

Bloomberg Live Oak Bancshares Inc., the online lender whose headquarters is in flood-ravaged Wilmington, North Carolina, is still operating after it sent employees fanning out across the country ahead of Hurricane Florence. “Everything is in the cloud and our employees, really what they need is an internet connection somewhere,” said ...

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Credit Suisse scolded for rewarding rogue banker

Bloomberg Credit Suisse Group AG was scolded by Switzerland’s financial regulator for its failure to properly oversee a former star wealth manager convicted of fraud, escaping any real penalties for its compliance shortcomings. Finma identified deficiencies in the bank’s anti-money laundering controls as well as shortcomings in its oversight of ...

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NY sues comptroller of currency over ‘fintech decision’

Bloomberg New York sued the US over a decision to allow financial technology companies to apply for special national banking charters, saying the move is “lawless” and “ill-conceived” and will destabilise financial markets that are more effectively regulated by the state. Maria Vullo, superintendent of the state’s Department of Financial ...

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