Banks on track to generate $1 million in insurance brokerage for the year declined 16%, but the number that saw double-digit increases in brokerage income saw a significant jump.
A recruit from the banking channel at Wells Fargo moves to the regional's independent broker-dealer.
As banks rely more on fee income, Huntington Bancshares is boasting about its intentional slashing of service charges.
The bank generated $97 million in second-quarter revenue from its brokerage, trust and insurance operations, up 7.8% year-over-year.
Karen Ann Vodden was sanctioned for failing to disclose her role under powers of attorney for her elderly aunt and uncle. The former advisor worked for community institution Blackhawk Bank.
Radius Bank's partnership with online investment firm Aspiration highlights a nascent trend among small banks in the race to win millennial customers: partnering with fintech firms rather than opening branches.
Innovation labs are all the rage in the banking industry right now, but a debate has broken out about whether they will amount to more than window dressing.
M&T, PNC, SunTrust and other regionals reported strong fee growth thanks to inroads they have made in investment banking, wealth management and other areas. It couldn't have come at a better time for them.
Second-quarter revenue from trust and investment management services plunged 28% year-over-year to $84 million. Meanwhile, retail brokerage revenue rose 5% to $80 million.
Bank of America is trumpeting the doubling of its profits in the second quarter as a payoff from its long cleanup efforts. But the results relied mainly on lower legal costs and expense savings, while revenue declined in four key business lines.
Peoples Bancorp in Ohio wants to encourage cross-selling but limits the use of employee incentive payments to make it happen. Here's what they're doing instead.
Second-quarter profits for the asset management group climbed 17% year-over-year to $62 million on $416 million in revenue.
Those looking for easy answers from a government report about what caused recent volatility in the Treasury markets including whether regulation is to blame were likely disappointed.
A private client banker with J.P. Morgan Chase allegedly took $200 from a customer's wallet; and a personal banker from Wells Fargo Bank allegedly endorsed a check made payable to a client and deposited it into her personal account.
BB&T's top executives are set to get up to $2.6 million in bonuses if the Susquehanna deal goes well. While viewed as a good way to make sure the deal works out well, some analysts note that M&A already contributes to executive compensation when it boosts earnings per share and return metrics.
Assets under management have surged for some of the biggest U.S. wealth managers, according to new data from Scorpio Partnership. See who topped the list this year.
Bank advisors are in a tough spot. Two separate issues are hitting them at the same time, either of which could be a game-changer.
The nation's seventh largest credit union moved its investment program to CUSO Financial Services drawn in part by its technology systems and accessibility.
The Greek debt crisis and China's stock-market crash may put downward pressure on interest rates and delay the Fed's interest rate hike, and they are adding uncertainty at a time when lenders thought recovery would be taking hold.
People just want to spend their money. Show them how to do it better without making it feel like accounting. That's all consumers really want out of PFM, says the president of mobile banking service Moven.
A FINRA arbitration panel ordered BNP Paribas Securities to compensate the couple for the losses they suffered as a result of an unsuitable security the firm sold them.
The former FDIC chairman said during a recent conference call that banks with a traditional model essentially community banks have been hurt by the Fed's interest rate policy and the trickle-down tactics of regulation.
The Wayne, N.J.-based bank chose Cetera Financial Institutions because it believed the firm could help the bank expand its service offerings into the mass-affluent market.
These products may offer better exposure and liquidity for your clients investing in the bond markets.
Customers continue to be underwhelmed by banks customer service. Even worse, young customers see very little difference in services from one bank to another.
The bank's former head of branch banking and private banking now directs private wealth management, wealth planning, and trust and estate services as well as UnionBanc Investment Services and HighMark Capital Management.
We're a long way from building strong, interpersonal relationships with computers (the movie "Her" notwithstanding), which gives banks an advantage.
Many in the banking industry on Friday voiced support for the Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide and discussed how it would have an impact on their businesses.
A third of 1,000 online investors surveyed by E-Trade Financial would like to monitor their investments on wearable apps.
Access National's four-year-old wealth management subsidiary has grown rapidly and is poised to enter the black. The allure of fee revenues has drawn many community banks into this field amid weak loan growth and tight interest margins.
The firm's wealth advisory services group hired a senior regional wealth advisor to work with high-net-worth clients in the New York area.
SunTrust Bank's ultrahigh-net-worth affiliate hires managing director to expand its business in the western United States.
Silicon Valley firms like Apple and Lending Club are happy to partner with banks so long as they get to be the face of customer interactions. But banks may not easily give up that ground.
The 150 to 200 basis points that banks charge are likely to drop below 100.
Debra Ann Paton worked in the brokerage unit of First Tennessee Bank in Johnson City, Tenn. She was expelled for allegedly filing phony expense reports.
Institutions with $5 billion to $50 billion in assets have gained a bigger slice of the industry's assets since 2010 by focusing on specialized lending and redefining their markets.
A call to improve customers' digital-banking experience was the top theme during SourceMedia's Digital Banking Summit. Banks should imitate the Apples and Googles of the world, not each other, experts said.
Eric Goodbar joined BNY Mellon Wealth Management as a managing director and will be responsible for ultrahigh-net-worth families throughout the Western region.
Pershing will give advisors digital tools; Capitol One gets in the game with a hybrid robo plan.
Children still like paper statements, but Mom and Dad's reliance on plastic has meant less loose change ending up in the piggy bank. Mobile banking is hot, but peer-to-peer payments are off to a bit of a slow start.
The community bank says that LPL's compliance resources and technology were major factors in its decision.
Webster Private Bank hires regional executive to expand the private banking team in the Boston area.
TPMs have made technology a key priority as they look to help banks and credit unionsand their advisorsconnect with clients who rarely visit local branches.
The TPM has hired two executives to oversee the recruitment of new banks and credit unions to its platform.
The San Diego-based credit union picked CUSO as its third-party broker dealer after a nine-year hiatus with a rival TPM firm.
John Lang and Michael Taylor of Morgan Stanley left their firm to launch a new ultrahigh-net-worth wealth management unit at BankPlus.
The average yield on sovereign securities climbed to 1.34%, the highest since December 2014.
Banks that dont offer a compelling mobile experience run the risk of losing customers to a crop of mobile-first startups offering low fees, broad ATM networks and a wide array of advanced features.
The South Carolina bank has been shedding assets in recent months after suffering millions of dollars in losses in recent years. The bank ousted its management team last year due to poor financial performance and conflicts with investors.
Aside from shoestring budgets, the biggest problem for many community banks is that their marketing programs have gone stale, experts say. For too many, marketing remains bounded by three time-worn pillars: advertising, direct mail and public relations.
Barclays may fetch $150 million to $250 million for its U.S. wealth unit, according to analysts at Credit Suisse Group.
How one bank reinvested in its online banking channel, after devoting much of its attention to its mobile apps over the past few years.
TPM execs are eager to land business from banks and credit unions that still own their broker-dealer. Though few remain, the revenue potential for TPM firms is huge.
Potential clients won't know how good you are unless you can articulate your value and show them how youll fix their problems.
The industry believes that adding lending and other services to an advisor's offerings will improve client service and boost the bottom line.
Alejandro Ariel Torres allegedly cheated a customer out of nearly $60,000 in a start-up scheme that purportedly made the client a 50/50 partner. Torres was ordered to make the customer whole.
Kirsten Flynn Hawkins stole roughly $500,000 from a longtime customer over 33 months, starting shortly after he suffered a debilitating stroke in July 2011.
Tim Killgoar, Raymond James' former director of client experience, will focus on strategic initiatives for the banks and credit unions the division serves.
Dustin Hellams' job as a credit union advisor on an Air Force base gives him a full gamut of clientsfrom 19-year-old "kids" away from home for the first time to retirees.
The Swiss banks exit comes after a more than month-long review and as local firms expand in wealth management in a bid to tap the nations pension savers and rich investors.
The former leader of BISA's research arm and an ex-Comerica Bank wealth executive aim to help banks and credit unions compete more aggressively with wirehouses and independent firms.
Now that two of the biggest U.S. banks are convicted felons, the Justice Department appears to have proven the point it set out to make a year ago -- that it could deliver the harshest penalty possible against financial institutions without inflicting fatal wounds.
The acquisition will give Infinex increased scale as third-party broker-dealers struggle to offset rising regulatory and tech costs.
Three bank breakaways join two former colleagues who started the independent firm Standard Investment Advisors last year.
Abid Gilani, a Wells Fargo senior vice president, was one of the victims in the derailment of an Amtrak train outside of Philadelphia on Tuesday.
Bryan Carnahan, a former advisor at Huntington Bank, allegedly stole nearly $170,000 from a customer's brokerage account to cover investment losses in other customers' accounts.
Wells Fargo and other banks are testing the use of mobile devices to authenticate consumers in the drive-through lane. The pilot, designed to expedite service and improve security, serves as the latest example of a growing trend: preordering banking services via digital devices.
The SEC and other regulators are seeking information about the bank's use of proprietary products in its wealth management business, the company disclosed in a regulatory filing.
Wells Fargo was sued by Los Angeles for allegedly opening accounts and issuing credit cards without customers authorization as part of what the city called a fee-generating machine.
Richard Ohrn, a former broker with Chase and Wells Fargo in Boca Raton, Fla., was banned last week, 12 days after staging his disappearance at sea.
As more community banks switch to a universal banker model, they are also finding that it can take a year -- or more -- to properly train those employees.
The financial industry and the White House are gearing up for a fresh battle this spring over investment advice for retirement savings.
Banks' customer-satisfaction ratings are at a 10-year high, according to a new study by J.D. Power. The research firm identified the top-rated banks in each region, and found that the postmillennial generation has a thing for the megabanks.
Consider every encounter at work and in your community an opportunity to create a positive reputation for your business.
One factor prodding firms into quick adoption of Apple Watch apps is the fear of missing out on the latest technology.
The firm has named Rebecca Gumley director of new business development with the firm's financial institution recruiting team.
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David Paul Santos, a broker with Pioneer Bank in Troy, N.Y., was tricked by a hacker into wiring funds he shouldn't haveand ended up paying the price.
Digital upstarts are out to steal traditional banks' customers by taking the hassle out of everything from account opening to borrowing. Its tough to compete with banks' resources and brand recognition, but these new mobile competitors are adamant that they can win on customer experience.
The settlement brings the total global fines for the scandal to about $9 billion, paid by a dozen firms. UBS paid $1.5 billion in 2012.
The wirehouse picked up the Blaustein Clancy Financial Group in New York.
Seven years after declaring a truce in a battle with large banks over tracking their insured deposits, the FDIC reopened the fight Tuesday with a new proposal that would take an even tougher stance.
Switzerland's second biggest bank beat analysts' estimates, posting a pre-tax profit of 636 million francs, about $666 million, in the first quarter.
Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker proposed a massive shake-up of the U.S. financial regulatory system on Monday that would consolidate oversight into three super regulators.
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.
First-quarter results from U.S. Bancorp and PNC Financial Services Group show banks have little choice but to wait until the Fed raises interest rates. They have cut expenses almost as far as they can go, and fee income is limited in how much it can offset narrower spread income.
But net income drops at Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust, according to first quarter earnings.
While many banks prefer to be fast followers, RBC has a patent pending on mobile wallet technology. The goal is to secure a prominent place in customers' mobile wallets before it gets harder to do so.
When Apple releases its smartwatch next week, there will be apps available from at least five banks and four of them are community banks.
J.P. Morgan Private Bank and J.P. Morgan Securities generated $1.47 billion in first-quarter revenue, up 7% year-over-year.
Richard Ohrn, a former Chase and Wells Fargo broker accused of stealing money from customers, was discovered Sunday after staging his disappearance.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
HMN Financial in Rochester, Minn., has agreed to buy certain assets and liabilities of Kasson State Bank.
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.
John Horner will succeed Craig Delany, who announced his retirement last month.
The two advisors were banished from the industry late last month for allegedly stealing money from customers, joining nine others who have been barred by FINRA so far this year.
As growth in the region creates more millionaires, Citigroup is targeting a 10% increase in its Asian wealth assets under management this year.
The SEC furthered its investigation into whether senior asset-management executives at JPMorgan Chase developed a policy of improperly steering clients into investments for the firms own financial gain.
What makes a big producer as opposed to a small one? Why do some advisors grow quickly while others barely get by? Learn what's really behind success in this industry.
Alternative financial service providers that sell prepaid cards, bill pay, check cashing and other services to underbanked consumers are becoming more sophisticated with the ways they mine customer data.
Google's attempt to capture the "stickiest" part of many online banking relationships could eventually help put it at the financial center of the consumer's life.
Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Wallet are among the mobile payment services vying for dominance. Here's what every banker needs to know to get a game plan in place.
The bank channel has improved its image as a career choice for advisors by offering a wider array of investments and easy referrals.
Facing a talent shortage, banks need young advisors more than ever and they're finding them before they even graduate college.
Banks are gravitating toward a new technology they think can help customers more easily open mobile accounts: allowing photographs from smartphones to help customers auto-fill portions of their application.
The trustees of the family claimed that the family matriarch received bad advice from the broker at the firm.
Claire Cockerton of U.K. trade group Innovate Finance explains how technology can rehabilitate the global banking industry's reputation and how London became a financial technology hub.
Former RBC Capital Markets managing director Mel Schonhorst achieved a measure of success after seven years trying to clear his name in a Texas investigation that cost him his job though he was never accused of anything.
The usefulness of in-store branches is a hotly debated topic in the banking industry. But some institutions are successfully landing customers -- and increasingly valuable deposits -- through such locations.
The $2.7 billion-asset Peapack-Gladstone in New Jersey said it will incorporate the firm into its private wealth management business.
Nicholas Kramer, an ex-Wells Fargo advisor, and Louis James Deeley, a former J.P. Morgan registered rep, were kicked out of the industry for alleged financial wrongdoing.
Alongside the requisite ATMs and tablet-bearing salespeople, a New York credit union has installed touchscreens where customers can visualize a path to realizing their financial goals. Wells Fargo is taking a similar approach to credit education online.
For several years regional banks have been furiously trying to boost fee income by beefing up in wealth management. But the cost of acquiring talent has made it hard for them to gain traction in this all-but saturated market.
Westamerica Bancorp. probably expected little trouble when it asked for regulatory permission to close a small branch in northern California. Wrong! Welcome to the world of online petitions and social media.
An ex Wells Fargo rep allegedly improperly obtained almost $100,000 from a bank trust account, while a former First Brokerage America broker forged a notary's seal and signature on customer documents.
While managed account programs are projected to grow significantly, many advisors are not confident in their platform's ability to meet their needs due to the difficulty in integrating data firmwide.
The new service will go beyond just job openings--it also will show how many advisors work in a certain area so applicants can hone their searches.
The finance industry faces a steep, uphill battle in trying to convince the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that the long-standing use of arbitration agreements is beneficial for consumers.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's second arbitration study indicates the bureau's intent to regulate financial institutions' inclusion of clauses that prevent customers from suing.
The bank has partnered with Morningstar's HelloWallet to offer customers financial health scores and a suite of digital tools meant to provide financial advice at a time when branch transactions are on a decline.
Banks can "dot the i's" by focusing on investments and insurance for their customers.
BofA and its Merrill Lynch unit were sued by two former advisor trainees who claim they weren't paid overtime for 10-hour days, long nights and weekend work.
Community and regional banks should be subjected to simpler rules than very large banks, the chairman and CEO of the Buffalo, N.Y., company said. In fact, size is the wrong determinant for risk-based regulation, he said.
Banks and credits unions have only about one-third of the total advisors they need to provide "a really good client experience," says executive at BISA's 2015 annual convention.
The move highlights a broader shift in the way large regional banks are running their wealth management businesses.
Tricia Denise Willis was expelled from the brokerage industry for allegedly swiping $17,400 from a bank customer.
While Generation Y may seem uninterested in what advisors do, they may be the answer to the shortage of talent in the industry.
Veris Wealth Partners, an RIA specializing in sustainable investing, recruited the advisor, who was managing $500 million as a portfolio manager.
To court young talent, banks are reimagining their ads for positions like call center agents and video tellers as YouTube clips. They are also finding ways to make applications easier to fill out on mobile devices.
Bankers at the National Municipal Bond Summit said they believe new bond issuance will increase, especially in the high-yield senior living and charter school sectors.
Revenue from investment services at the typical bank and credit union increased just 6% in 2014, falling far short of bank management expectations.
Frank Epinger will oversee the firm's downtown Los Angeles, Century City, Newport Beach and Santa Barbara offices.
Whenever a comparison has come up in past conversations, big banks usually get the nod due to better technology, name recognition or higher pay grids. But small banks have a lot of fans too.
Advisors who work for larger institutions tend to cover fewer branches, which allows them to focus on service and increase production.
Big banks have a lot to offer advisors, including name-brand recognition and often superior
technology. But the smaller banks have their own set of perks, such as less bureaucracy and the chance to spend more time with family.
Jack Hartings is a vocal proponent of reduced regulation for small banks. But the CEO of Peoples Bank in Ohio wants Washington to force other industries to share the burden of improving cybersecurity and cleaning up after breaches.
The Northeast has always been a competitive market for deposit gathering. Loan growth and the potential for rising interests are forcing banks in the region to find new ways to bring in low-cost liquidity.
As their interest income dwindles, banks are looking to bulk up their wealth management businesses in a bid to boost their fee-based revenue.
The firm agreed to pay $2.6 billion to settle probes into its creation and sale of residential mortgage-backed securities.
A French prosecutor recommended charges for complicity in tax fraud and aggravated money laundering tied to a trust overseen by the firm's office on the island country.
Wealth-management profits fell 2.1% to C$230 million, after recording C$27 million in restructuring costs for its U.S. and international operations, while insurance earnings rose 18% to C$185 million.
While many of the fundamentals of bank programs haven't changed much, the products, technology and sophistication of advisors and clients alike have increased exponentially.
JPMorgan Chase, the biggest U.S. lender, is closing more than 5% of its branches as the firm cuts costs and as more consumers use digital devices to bank.
The megabank's commitment to its branches stands out in an industry where customers are shifting more of their banking activity to mobile devices and PCs, and where banks take an increasingly ruthless look at branch performance numbers.
Steven J. Dunkelberg was barred for allegedly swiping nearly $5,000 from a bank customer's account. He's the third rep to be ousted from the industry this year.
The fight over the Dodd-Frank threshold for enhanced regulations is the first big legislative battle for a loose coalition of regional banks.
The fiscal 2016 budget includes proposals to limit the value of itemized tax deductions for IRAs and 401(k)s and other expenses to 28%.