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Activity, Investment Banking

U.S. Bancorp (USB) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

March 24, 2023

Via: Yahoo

U.S. Bancorp (USB) closed at $35.06 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.78% move from the prior day. The stock outpaced the S&P 500’s daily gain of 0.3%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.24%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 0.34%. […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Senate Banking Republicans warn Fed not to go too far in capital review

March 3, 2023

Via: American Banker

Republicans on the Senate Banking Committee are keeping a watchful eye on the Federal Reserve’s ongoing review of bank capital requirements. Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the ranking member on the committee, sent a letter to Fed Chair Jerome Powell on […]


Capital and Risk, Credit

As credit unions push for diversity, politics start to push back

March 2, 2023

Via: American Banker

As more credit unions take steps to improve diversity, equity and inclusion, executives and other experts are debating how much progress has been truly made since the death of George Floyd in 2020. The culture war dominating the political news […]


Regulations

Biden’s Industrial Policy Flop

February 28, 2023

Via: CNSNews.com

“I will make no apologies that we are investing to make America strong. Investing in American innovation, in industries that will define the future, and that China’s government is intent on dominating,” said President Joe Biden at his State of […]


News

U.S. Bank to offer CLO clients tailored portfolio optimization capabilities for more streamlined and effective trade structuring

February 28, 2023

Via: Yahoo

U.S. Bank announced today that it has added portfolio optimization capabilities to its Pivot client platform, giving collateralized loan obligation (CLO) clients comprehensive insights for faster and more effective trading. Using a set of criteria selected by the client, Pivot […]


Capital and Risk, Insurance

U.S. Bancorp says Feds weighing enforcement action on prepaid debit cards used for unemployment insurance payments

February 28, 2023

Via: Yahoo

U.S. Bancorp (USB) said in a filing Monday that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering a potential enforcement action against the bank as part of a previously-disclosed probe into its administration of unemployment insurance benefit prepaid debit cards […]


News

US Slips to Worst-Ever Score in 2023 Index of Economic Freedom

February 27, 2023

Via: CNSNews.com

The Heritage Foundation’s 2023 Index of Economic Freedom, released Monday, offers sobering insights into setbacks to economic freedom across the globe, including, regrettably, here at home. Since its inception in 1995, the index—an annual global study that compares countries’ entrepreneurial […]


Regulations

High Corporate Taxes Drive Companies Away

February 15, 2023

Via: CNSNews.com

Last year’s three-part series on corporate tax rates (here, here, and here) primarily focused on the case for low rates in the United States. Today, we’re going to look at why the United Kingdom should have a low corporate tax […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Debt Ceiling Hysteria and Hypocrisy

January 23, 2023

Via: CNSNews.com

This week the US government reached its 31.4 trillion dollars borrowing limit, better known as the “debt ceiling.” This led to a showdown among House Republicans, President Biden, and congressional Democrats. House Republicans are demanding that President Biden and Senate […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Dropping: Labor Force Participation, Number of Employed; Rising: Labor Force Dropouts

December 2, 2022

Via: CNSNews.com

The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics said the economy added 263,000 jobs in November, higher than the anticipated 200,000; and the unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent. But there are troubling trends in Friday’s employment report: Despite the […]


Capital and Risk, Insurance

Arch Insurance North America Promotes First to President

December 1, 2022

Via: Insurance Journal

Brian First has been promoted to president of Arch Insurance North America. First was promoted from chief underwriting officer of programs, property and specialty. First, who joined Arch in 2014 and has 30 years of industry experience, will now have […]


Activity, Corporate Banking

U.S. Bancorp Completes Acquisition of Union Bank

December 1, 2022

Via: Yahoo

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of MUFG Union Bank’s core regional banking franchise from Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MUFG). The transaction brings together two premier organizations to serve customers and communities […]


News

Credit Suisse warns of $1.6B Q4 loss

November 23, 2022

Via: Banking Dive

Although the outflows have been “reduced substantially from the elevated levels of the first two weeks of October 2022,” they have yet to reverse, Credit Suisse said Wednesday. The pace of withdrawals pushed the bank’s liquidity below some local-level requirements, […]


News

Global Times: Financial Street Forum, a bellwether of China’s financial reform, highlights robustness, openness

November 22, 2022

Via: PR Newswire

China’s vibrant financial sector, a solid underpinning of the economic prowess and a crucial part of the country’s reform and opening-up, is set to anchor the world’s second-largest economy toward higher-quality growth and amplify its role as a stabilizer of […]


News

Demand for credit cards climbed this year

November 22, 2022

Via: Payments Dive

The last time the 12-month consumer application rate for credit cards was higher than in June of this year was in June 2019 when it reached 28.4%, according to the Fed’s data. In a slightly different measure of the credit […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

KY State Treasurer: ESG Investing ‘Puts Our Pensions at Risk’ and ‘Harms Our Economy in Kentucky’

November 15, 2022

Via: CNSNews.com

“Elections matter” and Americans should strive to “elect people that are representing the interest of pensions,” said Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball on Monday in Washington, D.C. She also sharply criticized ESG investing and explained that many voters are unaware […]


Activity, Corporate Banking

Legacy Specialist Enstar Completes Loss Portfolio Transfer With Argo Group

November 14, 2022

Via: Insurance Journal

Enstar Group Ltd., the Bermuda-based legacy acquisition specialist, announced that one of its wholly owned subsidiaries has closed its loss portfolio transfer transaction with specialty insurance underwriter Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. to reinsure a number of its direct U.S. […]


News

2023 Bank M&A Survey Results: Can Buyers and Sellers Come to Terms?

November 14, 2022

Via: Bank Director

Year after year, Bank Director’s annual M&A surveys find a wide disparity between the executives and board members who want to acquire a bank and those willing to sell one. That divide appears to have widened in 2022, with the […]


Activity, Corporate Banking

TIAA to sell banking unit

November 4, 2022

Via: Banking Dive

“As we refocus on retirement, we have decided now is the appropriate time for TIAA Bank to begin a new chapter under new ownership,” David Nason, TIAA’s chief operating officer said in a statement. “The changes we’re announcing are in […]


Activity, Investment Banking

U.S Bank receives $60 million of New Markets Tax Credit allocation

November 3, 2022

Via: Yahoo

U.S. Bank’s community development entity (CDE) – USBCDE, LLC – received $60 million of New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) allocation from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The allocation was among the largest awarded in this round and is part of […]