Updated Wednesday, November 26, 2014 as of 10:00 AM ET
Restrained Holiday Spending Could Hurt Banks
Growing income inequality is said to be a major reason most consumers plan to spend the same or less than last year on holiday shopping, and it could hurt bank and credit union revenues in the fourth quarter and present them other long-term challenges.
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With new bank chartering at a standstill, the FDIC has issued new guidance on de novo capital requirements and other issues in part to "demystify the application process." more »
Advisors thinking of resigning need to avoid the pitfalls--here's a primer on how to consciously uncouple from your employer. more »
Today we continue ranking the best advisors in the bank channel. Next week: The BIC Top 50 more »
Senate Democrats hammered William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, at a highly anticipated hearing on Friday, demonstrating the growing pressure the central bank is under to take harsher actions against banks and restrict examiners from defecting to institutions after leaving service. more »
Moving into management isn't a natural progression for some. It requires a different skill set and it's not always the most successful advisors who make the grade. more »
Today we begin ranking the top advisors in the bank channel. Next week: The BIC Top 50. more »
Regulators are threatening more action to force improvements in the behavior of bank employees, but executives are shooting back that the task is easier said than done and that change has to come from inside and not through supervisory orders. more »
Royal Bank of Canada is exiting wealth management in the Caribbean, extending a retreat in its international wealth business that began last year in Latin America. more »
Steven Sugarman, chief executive at Banc of California, recently completed a large branch acquisition after a public battle with an advocacy group. In a recent interview, he discussed that process as well as the bank's busy year — both the good and the bad. more »
Bank and thrift holding companies generated record revenue from their wealth management businesses in the first half of 2014. Here are the top 10 banks whose wealth management programs grew the fastest during this period year-over-year. more »
The wirehouse said it scooped up two advisors from rivals Raymond James and J.P. Morgan. more »
Two advisors have left J.P. Morgan Private Bank to join Barclays' wealth management division in Palm Beach, Fla. more »
Ask three bankers about the value of in-store branches, and you might get four opinions. Moreover, you would swear none of them are even discussing the same business when the conversations are done. more »
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