• Lauri Giesen
    Lauri Giesen Mar 15, 2018

    Fiduciary limbo: The struggle to get in step with the government’s new wealth management rule

    It’s common sense to honor a client’s best interests. But how to do that remains foggy as the White House reviews—and could rewrite—a new retirement planning rule.

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  • Stress Tests: What About the Other 7,000?

    Orlando B. Hanselman Mar 30, 2012

    Even though most large banks passed the recent Federal Reserve stress tests, smaller institutions should prepare for dramatically adverse economic scenarios as well.

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  • Community Banking’s Lucky Break

    Christopher Leonard Nov 27, 2011

    By throwing mega banks into fee income turmoil, the Durbin Amendment presents a lucky break to community banks – if they’ve prepared well enough to take advantage of it.

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  • Boxing In Prepaid Card Fees

    David Newville Aug 19, 2011

    Prepaid cards need clearer fee disclosure requirements and a ‘Schumer Box’-type model would be helpful.

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  • An Arbitration Agnostic Sees the Light

    Christopher Leonard May 18, 2011

    A recent Supreme Court decision makes it advisable for financial institutions to add arbitration provisions with class action waivers to deposit agreements.

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  • Ten Lessons from the Crisis

    Robert Stowe England
    Robert Stowe England Apr 19, 2011

    Financial writer Robert Stowe England details the major lessons bankers should learn from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, including the paramount need for holistic risk management.

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