Webster's Wealth Management Business Falters
Revenue from wealth and investment services dropped for the fifth consecutive quarter, swooning 10.7% to $7.9 million from $8.8 million a year ago.
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J.P. Morgan Private Bank and J.P. Morgan Securities generated $1.47 billion in first-quarter revenue, up 7% year-over-year. more »
Richard Ohrn, a former Chase and Wells Fargo broker accused of stealing money from customers, was discovered Sunday after staging his disappearance. more »
President Obama's nomination of a former community banker to fill one of two vacant seats on the Federal Reserve Board is in danger of withering on the vine as a number of concerns conspire to significantly slow the process. more »
Mounting yet another defense of JPMorgan Chase's size and scope, Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon pointed out the fallibility of smaller banks in his annual letter to shareholders. more »
As it launches instant payments using Dwolla, BBVA Compass joins a growing list of banks that are seeking "internal disruption" by giving innovative tech companies access to their inner workings. more »
"Insurance and risk management services are an important aspect of our strategic plan to broaden the scope of services that we offer to our wealth, business and consumer clients," said Frank Leto, Bryn Mawr's president and CEO. more »
HMN Financial in Rochester, Minn., has agreed to buy certain assets and liabilities of Kasson State Bank. more »
Just months after the Supreme Court appeared to end the legal fight over swipe-fee rules, a new battle is brewing over the interplay between mobile payments like Apple Pay and the Durbin amendment. more »
John Horner will succeed Craig Delany, who announced his retirement last month. more »
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