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Insiders big winners when mutual banks go public

Posted by Boston Globe on September 2, 2014

by. Steven Syre One of the more clever ways to get rich is to sell something you don’t own. This is a well-established fact in the community banking world, of all places. It is the key concept that drives the conversion of many smaller mutual banks into public stock ownership, a process that commonly leads to the sale of that institution a few years later. Technically, mutual banks are owned by their depositors. In a sense, everyone owns them and no one owns them. [...]

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U.S. judge dismisses FDIC lawsuit against banks over mortgage bonds

Posted by Reuters on September 2, 2014

A judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation against banks including Deutsche Bank AG and Credit Suisse Group AG over mortgage-backed securities sold before the 2008 financial crisis. U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in New York found the FDIC's case, brought in its capacity as receiver for an Alabama bank, was filed too late, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision. A statute relied on by the banking regulator to bring this and similar cases on behalf of [...]

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Banks say funding rules will make key equities trades more expensive

Posted by CNBC on September 2, 2014

Banks are sounding the alarm about a proposed global rule aimed at forcing them to fund themselves more safely, warning that it could have "severe" knock-on effects on short selling and other important equities market transactions. Industry lobbyists have warned the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision that proposed funding rules could make it five times more expensive for banks to facilitate short selling, in which investors bet that share prices will fall. The rule would also make it much more expensive for banks to provide [...]

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At the speed of money…

Posted by ABA Banking Journal on September 2, 2014

Payments’ past, present, and future in two minutesby: Art GillisThe dust hasn't settled [...]

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The rise of Phablets in FinTech

Posted by BankTech on September 2, 2014

The growing dominance of mobile technology is the most significant tech trend of the last 10 Byl CameronThe mobile devices people around the world now have in their pockets are a coalescence of many predecessor devices. They have a computing capability that would have required a full desktop only a few years ago. The shift toward distributed computing has been evolving for years, even decades, but its increasingly rapid evolution over the last five years rivals anything we have ever seen in [...]

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The daily resolve of strategic planning

Posted September 2, 2014

Strategic planning at most financial institutions is a yearly event. Normally during the third or fourth quarter executives and board [...]

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6 financial marketing lessons from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted September 2, 2014

Hundreds of financial institutions drenched themselves in frigid water for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here are six PR lessons [...]

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How to respond to the regulation avalanche

Posted September 2, 2014

by: Linnea SolemAs follow up to last week’s blog on how the avalanche of regulation can stifle innovation [...]

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Fintech start-ups: the breeding ground for banking’s new rock stars

Posted September 1, 2014

Coding is the new rock 'n' roll, as shown by the likes of Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey. Now banks [...]

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