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Top 250 Credit Unions by Income (Interest Income and Non-interest Income)

By Jon Ogden on Mar 17, 2017 3:56:49 PM

We've found that gathering data on income on banks and credit unions is often more difficult than it should be. To make things easier, we've gathered data on both interest income and non-interest income from the National Credit Union Association (NCUA) and displayed it here. Feel free to use it in your research.

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Top 250 Banks by Deposits — 2017

By Jon Ogden on Mar 7, 2017 5:38:36 PM

We've found that it's harder than it should be to find a list of the top banks according to total deposits, so we've gone ahead and created one. The data is from FDIC as of March 2017. Feel free to use this as a resource in your research.

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CFPB RFI Around Consumer Access To Financial Records Draws The Battle Lines Between FIs And Aggregators

By Jeff Meredith on Mar 2, 2017 4:40:47 PM

On November 14 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced an inquiry into the challenges consumers face in accessing, using and securely sharing their financial records. This came on the heels of CFPB director Richard Cordray telling a Money 20/20 audience in October that the agency believes consumers should be able to access their financial data and give permission for third party companies to access it as well. The bureau was acting in the wake of high profile cases where banks — including Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America — cut off access to third-party sites and apps like Mint. 

Topics: Regulation
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A Future Where The CFPB Is Ineffectual Or Ceases To Exist?

By Jeff Meredith on Feb 20, 2017 12:55:06 PM

Despite all the talk about shrinking government it is relatively rare that a federal agency is eliminated. In 1998 Congress dissolved the U.S. Information Agency, a public relations wing of the government that communicated to 150 nations at the height of the Cold War, with its responsibilities being absorbed by the Department of State. In 1996 Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich had a rare moment of agreement as they eliminated the Interstate Commerce Commission, which had regulated everything from telephone companies to railroads for more than a century. But the last two decades have been dominated by many more instances where politicians talked a big game about slashing government — particularly plans to dismantle Cabinet-level agencies such as Education, Energy and Commerce — and ran into roadblocks.

Topics: CFPB
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Biggest US Banks by Asset Size 2017

By Jon Ogden on Feb 9, 2017 4:33:00 PM

We've found that it's harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest banks by asset size, so we decided to put it here.

These numbers come from the FDIC in February 2017.

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Biggest US Credit Unions by Asset Size — 2017

By Jon Ogden on Feb 9, 2017 10:56:00 AM

We've found that it's harder than it should be to obtain a current list of the biggest banks by asset size, so we decided to put it here for easy access. No need to go digging through a database. Here it is. 

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Dodd-Frank, DOL Fiduciary Rule On The Chopping Block

By Jeff Meredith on Feb 3, 2017 5:27:40 PM

On Friday President Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for his administration to review the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and issued a memorandum to delay — and potentially cancel — the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule.

Topics: Regulation
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Citi: Chinese fintech investments are scorching hot

By Kenneth Dabkowski on Jan 26, 2017 11:03:15 AM

The Great Khaleesi Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen from Game of Thrones wasn’t the only one riding dragons to victory last year. So-called Chinese "fintech dragons" have breathed some financial fire of their own in 2016, capturing the top spot in the fintech investment space. The big question is whether winter is coming for US and EU fintech firms, or whether this is just a temporary shift in focus from venture capitalists.

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The decline of department stores is a sign of what's to come for laggard banks

By Jon Ogden on Jan 19, 2017 10:47:15 AM

Bloomberg.com just showed why traders are shorting department stores en masse, and the proof should concern banks that are still focused on branches. Put simply, department stores accounted for 9% of all retail sales in the early nineties but now account for less than 3%. At the same time non-store retailers (including Amazon.com) now account for over 10% of all retail sales.

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Three Macro Bank Tech Trends to Watch In 2017

By Kenneth Dabkowski on Jan 17, 2017 11:07:32 AM

The year 2016 was a banner year for bank technology lingo and acronyms.

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