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Jonathan Firester, an executive director in the financial services practice at EY, discusses why investment banks have taken an interest in distributed ledgers.
Ryan Singer, CEO and cofounder of startup Blockchain Health, discusses the problems with the traditional "shared secrets" method of verifying identities, and the possibilities opened up by mobile computing devices.

Could blockchain tech help prevent bank fraud?

Employees at the second-largest Indian bank falsified documents in a scheme that ultimately cost the institution at least $2 billion. Some argue a distributed ledger would have helped prevent or minimize the fraud.

Dimon: Data privacy 'issue is a big deal'

Jamie Dimon, chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, jumped into the growing debate Wednesday over how consumer data is collected and used, responding to concerns about stolen Facebook data.

MutualFirst in Ind. reaches compromise with activist investor

Ancora Advisors will place a representative on MutualFirst's board in exchange for supporting the company's director nominees and other policies.

FHA is making progress on False Claims Act concerns: Carson

HUD Secretary Ben Carson told lawmakers that overly rigid False Claims Act enforcement had forced lenders to suffer financially for what were just minor errors, but that lenders' fears of being sued were dissipating.

Deregulation seen likely; CFPB, FTC to monitor debt collectors

GOP senators push House colleagues not to change Dodd-Frank rollback bill; agencies respond to consumer complaints about debt collectors.

Cryptocurrency markets are a blur. SEC can do something about it

Confusion over whether certain digital currency transactions are considered securities is shutting many U.S. investors out of initial coin offerings and spurring illegal behavior.

Breaking Banks: SXSW takeaways; Amazon's banking bid

Doug Nielsen from U.S. Bank joins Brett King to talk about SXSW 2018; Jim Marous weighs in on Amazon's plans for a checking account.

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Senate passes Dodd-Frank rollback; Sloan's payday

The measure easily passes with a two-thirds majority; Wells Fargo CEO's pay up by a third, but no cash bonus.

B of A is said to seek some margin loan sales after Steinhoff loss

Bank of America is offloading some margin loans after losing $292 million on soured credit to the former chairman of Steinhoff International Holdings, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Jets, personal drivers, champagne checkups: Perks for today’s bank CEOs

Many of the industry’s top executives — at big and regional banks alike — enjoy premium perks, including personal travel on corporate aircraft and minimal wait times for fancy medical exams. Here’s an overview of the special items disclosed to investors so far this year.

B of A whistleblowers get $83 million; Activist buys Barclays stake

Three unnamed "senior" employees helped the SEC win a $415 million settlement from the bank; Sherborne Investors takes a 5.2% stake in the British bank.

QCR Holdings in Ill. to buy family of financial firms

The $6 million acquisition will add four businesses with a total of $700 million in assets under management.

Canada's financial consumer watchdog to beef up bank supervision

Canada's financial consumer watchdog will strengthen its supervisory and enforcement teams, modernize its supervision approach to monitor banks more proactively, and enhance consumer information after reviewing bank sales practices.

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Buyers acquire taste for deposit-rich banks

More buyers, spurred by increased lending and an improved economy, are pursuing deals for banks with an abundance of cheap deposits.