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Mobile Banking Gains Traction

wsj.com — Instead of going to the bank, customers are increasingly bringing the bank to themselves. More people with bank accounts in the U.S. are relying on their mobile phones to conduct transactions and access their account information, according to a survey released Thursday by the Federal Reserve. Some 39% of mobile-phone owners who have a...

Zions, Regulators Still at Loggerheads

wsj.com — Salt Lake City is a long way from Wall Street. But one bank from that city is finding it difficult to convince regulators of that. Zions Bancorp., one of the nation's largest regional lenders, has been beset by problems in the last two rounds of "stress tests," administered by the Federal Reserve to measure whether banks can weather another financial crisis.

Hedge Fund SkyBridge Is Peddling Itself in West Palm Beach

blogs.wsj.com — Anthony Scaramucci, the founder of the New York-based SkyBridge Capital, has never been shy about publicity. So it should come as no surprise that he and his firm are among the first to test the lifting of the advertising ban on hedge funds.

Fed Approves Zions Bancorp’s Capital Plan

wsj.com — The Federal Reserve approved Zions Bancorp's capital plan in the regulator's annual "stress test" released on Wednesday. The plan was approved after the Fed found the bank could keep lending in a severe economic downturn. The approval clears the way for the firm to reward investors by boosting dividends or share buybacks.

Wall Street 2014 bonus pool up 3% to $28.5 billion

marketwatch.com — Wall Street bonuses grew 3% in 2014, falling sharply short of last year's growth as many financial firms wrestled with lower profits, according to a report released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. New York securities firms ultimately will pay out $28.5 billion in cash bonuses for performance in 2014 and deferred compensation from previous years, the report estimates.

Wall Street Bonuses Grew by 3% in 2014 to $28.5 Billion

wsj.com — Wall Street bonuses grew 3% in 2014, falling short of last year's growth, according to a report released Wednesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. New York securities firms will ultimately pay out $28.5 billion in cash bonuses and deferred compensation from previous years for performance in 2014, the report estimates.

Citigroup Treasurer Tapped for CFO Job at Citizens Financial

blogs.wsj.com — Citigroup Inc. treasurer Eric Aboaf is leaving to be chief financial officer of Citizens Financial Group Inc., a regional lender based in Providence, R.I. In a memo to employees on Monday, Citigroup CFO John Gerspach - who was Mr. Aboaf's boss - said that two colleagues, Loretta Moseman and Joe Bonocore, would serve as interim co-heads for Treasury while the bank looked for Mr. Aboaf's replacement.

GM Deals Another Blow to Ally Financial

wsj.com — Ally Financial Inc. said that General Motors Co. has informed the lender it will now funnel all of its subsidized Chevrolet new-vehicle leases to its in-house GM Financial lending arm, representing the latest blow for Ally amid a series of changes in GM's strategy to become a bigger auto lender on its own.

CIT’s Thain Plays Down Too-Big-To-Fail Fears

wsj.com — CIT Group Inc.'s proposed acquisition of OneWest Bank NA's parent company wouldn't make the bank too big to fail, CIT Chief Executive John Thain said at a public meeting Thursday. Speaking in Los Angeles to a panel of banking regulators, Mr. Thain said the current regulatory framework evaluates proposed deals individually and looks beyond asset...

CIT Chief Thain Prepares to Face Critics

wsj.com — John Thain's quest to raise CIT Group Inc. to banking's big leagues may hit some turbulence on Thursday. The 59-year-old Mr. Thain at a public meeting hosted by banking regulators is expected to face the wrath of borrowers and community groups trying to thwart his latest plan, a $3.4 billion deal to buy IMB Holdco LLC, the parent company of OneWest Bank NA.
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Mar 23, 2015

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Mar 23, 2015

Zions' stress-test experience is the latest example of struggle between regional banks and the Fed. My story: on.wsj.com/1GLaebs

Mar 19, 2015

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