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Yellen: Rate hike likely this year, despite headwinds

Posted by ABA Banks and the Economy on May 22, 2015

“[I]f the economy continues to improve as I expect, I think it will be appropriate at some point this year to take the initial step to raise the federal funds rate target and begin the process of normalizing monetary policy,” Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said in a speech at the Providence Chamber of Commerce in Rhode Island. But, as always, Yellen included the adage that increases in the federal funds rate will be data dependent and are not on a preset course. Yellen’[...]

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Banking’s response to alternative finance

Posted by BAI Banking Strategies on May 22, 2015

Given that alternative finance companies are likely here to stay, banks would be better off [...]

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Mobile alerts become routine

Posted by Banking Exchange on May 22, 2015

How do you stand out amid handheld chatter? Expect handheld and wrist-borne devices to grow [...]

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End Fannie and Freddie’s free ride on government credit

Posted by American Banker on May 22, 2015

by: Alex J. Pollock Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's profits utterly depend on having their [...]

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Has your community bank considered contracting?

Posted by Geoff Fawcett on May 22, 2015

Greater flexibility, higher pay and an improved work-life balance are three of the principal benefits [...]

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Bank CEO to bankers: Where are your values?

Posted May 22, 2015

When five of the world's biggest banks were busted this week for manipulating the cost of dollars and euros, they [...]

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Same-day ACH: is anyone excited?

Posted May 22, 2015

This week’s NACHA vote in favor of mandatory rules changes enabling same-day ACH settlement is no surprise. Some of [...]

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3 uses for cash that will never be completely be replaced

Posted May 22, 2015

by: Colin Gordon The financial technology industry would be unwise to ignore the rise of mobile transaction services, person-to-person networks [...]

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Bankers get ammo but no ally in regulation tussle

Posted May 22, 2015

by: Swaha Pattanaik The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. Bankers who carp about [...]

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