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National Bank in Colorado joins growing list of banks closing branches

The company said its plan to shutter 12 locations reflects "increased client usage of online and mobile banking and a commitment to improve digital banking technology."

Outsourcing PPP, stress-test fallout, SCOTUS’ CFPB ruling: Top stories of the week

As PPP enters forgiveness phase, some banks see outsourcing as best move; after the Fed’s stress tests, Wells Fargo to cut dividend while other big banks boost capital buffer; Supreme Court strikes down CFPB leadership structure; and more from this week’s most-read stories.

Hildene packages community bank debt into new CDO offering

The class A notes, secured by legacy trust-preferreds and subordinated debt of institutions, carry an investment-grade A1 rating from Moody's. That rating is slightly lower than a prior Hildene CDO, due to elevated pandemic risk to bank profitability.

Edward Jones seeks FDIC coverage for industrial loan company

The investment firm is the latest nonbank to try to enter banking through a Utah-based ILC.

CFPB political appointee to be named agency's No. 2: Sources

Tom Pahl, a former longtime regulator at the Federal Trade Commission, has led key rulemaking efforts for the consumer bureau.

2Q preview: Regional banks staring at steep profit declines

While elevated loan-loss provisions are expected to eat into all banks’ earnings, midsize banks could suffer more than their big-bank rivals because they have fewer revenue drivers. Meanwhile, investors will be watching closely for any signs of dividend cuts stemming from the Federal Reserve’s caps on payouts.

Indiana credit union buying Elberfeld State Bank

Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union will buy the bank's deposits and assume its liabilities.

FHFA leadership structure on shaky ground after CFPB ruling

Legal experts say it is now more likely that the Supreme Court will strike down the single-director governance framework for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s regulator.

Pandemic is bringing out the best in bankers

Helping their customers adjust to digital banking and pay crushing bills are just a couple of ways community bankers are reaching out.

Identity fraud is soaring. Here's how one lender is attacking it.

Axcess Financial is using stronger authentication, studying up on bad actors and planning to use a federal service that automates verification of Social Security numbers.

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