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Washington’s Metro System Plans For Mobile Payment Future

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To enable mobile payments, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) is working with its fare payment vendor to upgrade its payment capabilities. Mobile Payments mobile app News Payment platforms Transit Payments Washington Metro What's HotWMATA seeks to be “mobile ready” by 2019, the agency said in a statement.

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Needless to say, the advocacy process with the CFPB has moved at the speed of Washington. Just as this victory serves as a reward for the hard work of our association and industry, it is also a reminder that effective advocacy in Washington is performed over years. Years in the Making.

Washington Watch

Independent Banker

Needless to say, the advocacy process with the CFPB has moved at the speed of Washington. Just as this victory serves as a reward for the hard work of our association and industry, it is also a reminder that effective advocacy in Washington is performed over years. Years in the Making.

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Independent Banker

While Washington often moves at a glacial pace, it recently came to life to enact reforms benefiting bank and thrift holding companies. Advocacy & Policy Industry Insight Legislation Viewpoints Washington Watch Holding Firm.

Washington State AG Sues Uber Over Data Breach

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More legal woes for Uber : Washington State’s attorney general has sued the ride-sharing company, alleging it had violated the state’s data breach notification law. According to news from Reuters , Washington State’s attorney general, Bob Ferguson, filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Uber, alleging that the names and drivers’ license numbers of at least 10,888 Uber drivers in the state had been stolen without their being notified as state law requires.

Washington calls community banker

ABA Community Banking

Why ICBA’s Rebeca Romero Rainey, former CEO, left N.Mex. for “the swamp” People Community Banking. 1Community Banking

Community Bankers to Washington: Let’s Work Together To Get the Job Done

Finer Points

Last week’s ICBA Washington Policy Summit showed once again that community bankers are not only willing to go the extra mile—they’re even grateful for the privilege. Advocacy Community Banks Credit Unions Farm Credit System Regulatory Relief Washington Washington Policy SummitWith nearly 1,000 community bankers and industry advocates in the nation’s capital to advocate positive reform in more than 300 meetings with policymakers, there was a feeling of enthusiasm […].

Washington Federal, Anchor extend merger deadline

BankThink

Washington Federal, which is working through Bank Secrecy Act issues, also allowed Anchor to consider offers from other potential buyers. Community banking M&A Consolidations AML Washington

State Regulation, Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Financial Services, FinTech, Charles Clark, Washington State Department of Financial Institutions, License, Regulation, Bank of Indonesia, FinTech, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, News

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Through the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee and Washington are looking to standardize the ways firms across traditional financial services and FinTech upstarts apply for, and are granted, licenses. He said that in his own state of Washington, state regulators have been looking at those issues for some time to determine the possibility of some sort of reciprocity or sharing of information. “It

Top Banks Looking To Washington For Growth, Clarity

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’s largest banks are looking to Washington, D.C., ” “I just spent time in Washington last week and left very encouraged by the open and productive dialogue that is taking place,” Cecere said. But while many bank CEOs have fixed their eyes on Washington to promote industry growth, not every executive is optimistic. According to recent reports in the Wall Street Journal , some of the U.S.’s

Let’s Take Last Week’s Convention Energy to Washington

Finer Points

Advocacy Convention Washington Policy Summit ICBA’s national convention is always an incredible experience. If you haven’t witnessed nearly 3,000 members of the community banking industry in the same place at the same time, you should make a point to do so at least once in your career. But there was something special about this year’s convention. There was a feeling, […].

Washington Trust Bank To Test Expense Reporting from Startup Obloco

Bank Innovation

It’s a truism that expense reporting sucks. Keeping your receipts together (and the ink may be toxic) and then typing up a summary to hand over to finance and wait who knows how long to be reimbursed — what a pain. Then the finance department has to input paper documents into Read More.

University Of Washington, Retail Partners Like Costco, UPS Unveil The Urban Freight Lab

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The University of Washington is unveiling a new lab that will allow retailers (such as Costco and Nordstrom), delivery services (such as UPS), urban planners, commercial developers, logistic experts and other stakeholders to collaborate to, ideally, come up with the future of delivering goods in urban areas, according to GeekWire.

John Marshall Bank taps veteran Washington banker as next CEO

BankThink

Community banking Consolidations Succession planning Washington DC VirginiaChristopher Bergstrom led Cardinal Financial when it sold itself to United Bankshares in 2017.

Higher rates, loan demand boost Washington Federal's 1Q profit

BankThink

Washington Federal had to delay a pending acquisition after issues emerged with its anti-money-laundering compliance. Earnings Commercial lending Consumer lending AML WashingtonThe Seattle bank's improved loan yields offset higher expenses tied to Bank Secrecy Act remediation.

Smart Card Alliance opens Washington, DC-area training center

Mobile Payments Today

The National Center for Advanced Payments and Identity Security in Crystal City, Virginia, will be a permanent facility for live educational activities hosted by SCA

Is Washington’s dysfunction a systemic risk?

BankThink

Financial firms have mostly shrugged off the government's budget woes, but Washington's gridlock might pose a bigger risk than they think. Treasury bonds Risk management Policymaking SIFIs Crisis management Debt limit Steven Mnuchin Treasury Department

Washington Regulator: Member Deposits Are the Personal Property of the Credit Union

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

An interpretive letter issued by the Washington Division of Credit Unions states that a deposit is the personal property of a credit union. The interpretive letter addresses the transfer or sell of some of a credit union's deposits to another Washington state-chartered credit union. The letter states that according to state law a Washington state-chartered credit union may “dispose of its interests in personal property.”

Washington Federal joins list of banks under BSA orders

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Community banking AML M&A OCC WashingtonThe Seattle company first disclosed an issue in September, when it withdrew an application to buy Anchor Bancorp.

Group plans Washington bank with Ethiopian-American focus

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Community banking De novo banks Under-served populations Underbanked Capital Washington DC Virginia MarylandMarathon International Bank would target the Ethiopian community with specific advertising and educational programs.

Washington Municipalities Can Invest Unlimited Public Funds in CUs

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Washington Governor Jay Inslee on March 22 signed a bill into law granting local governments the ability to invest unlimited public funds deposits in credit unions. The new law will allow municipalities in 34 of Washington's 39 counties to place public funds in excess of the insured deposit limit in credit unions. Currently, municipal governments’ deposits in credit unions are capped at $250,000.

At last, a Washington idea community banks and credit unions can use.

Long Lasting Ideas

Often in this space, we’ve written about how Washington has made community banks its personal punching bag. Continue reading At last, a Washington idea community banks and credit unions can use. bank marketing ideas bank marketing strategies community banks credit unions washington

Washington’s great housing failure

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The inability of Congress and the Obama Administration to decisively reshape housing policy is the single greatest piece of unfinished business in the financial sector with which the Trump administration must deal. The outcome of what promises to be a messy partisan debate could have huge implications for your credit union. Predicting on September 6, […]. Mortgage Lending GSE Reform

Washington can’t get past Dodd-Frank

BankThink

The fight over the Senate's regulatory reform bill illustrates how entrenched Democrats and Republicans remain over the crisis-era law, eight years after its passage. Regulatory relief Regulatory reform Policymaking Dodd-Frank Mike Crapo

What (else) banks want from Washington

BankThink

Financial firms are going on offense in Washington, pressing a policy agenda that would have been unimaginable just a few months ago. Some proposals, like reforming the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, have been floated before while others began to gain traction after Republicans swept the November elections. Here's a look at some of the industry's requests.

Obloco Beta Tests Expense Reporting Solution with Washington Trust Bank

NetBanker

Spokane, Washington-based Obloco will beta test its white-label expense reporting solution with area businesses and Washington Trust Bank (WTB). Washington Trust Bank was founded in 1902, and now has more than 40 branches and offices in Washington, Idaho, and Oregon.

Mortgage gift from Washington?

ABA Community Banking

SNL Report: Unexpectedly, small lenders gain market share under QM Retail Banking Compliance Mortgage CFPB. 1Compliance

An Executive's Profile Rises at Washington Federal

American Banker

Brent Beardall, who has been with Washington Federal since 2001, was named president of the $14.8 billion-asset company and its primary banking unit and retains his job as chief banking officer. breaking_news people corporate-governance wa community-banking

IBM Joins Washington Blockchain Trade Group

American Banker

IBM has joined the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the Washington, D.C.-based based organization working to help shape the regulatory framework for the blockchain industry. law-regulation blockchain-digital-currencies sailthru-no-lead bank-technology

Riverview in Washington prepares for first new CEO in four decades

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Community banking Succession planning M&A Consolidations WashingtonKevin Lycklama is set to succeed Patrick Sheaffer, who has led the company since 1976.

Washington Federal to buy Anchor Bancorp for $64 million

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M&A Capital Activist investors WashingtonAnchor's sale agreement comes less than a year after it put a representative of the activist investor Stilwell Group on its board.

Washington Post Scrutinizes NCUA Chairman Working from His Home in Dallas

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

The Washington Post is reporting that National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) Chairman McWatters is leading the agency from his home in Dallas. The Washington Post cited his use of limousine services while traveling to meetings around the country and spending $12,000 for air travel to a conference in Barcelona. Government watchdogs say that it is almost unheard of for the head of an agency to work from home.

Wells Fargo shakes up Washington lobbying after accounts scandal

BankThink

Wells Fargo is making big changes in how it deals with lawmakers and regulators in Washington after top executives were savaged during congressional inquiries into the bank's fraudulent-accounts scandal. Lobbying Wells Fargo

Save the date, Washington, D.C.!

CFPB

Join us for an event about retirement planning with the Social Security Administration (SSA) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. The event will take place on Thursday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. EST. The event will be held at: Brookings Institution. Saul/Zilkha Room. 1775 Massachusetts Ave, N.W. 20001. The event will feature remarks from Director Richard Cordray and Acting Commissioner of Social Security, Carolyn W.

Lending, Profit Grow at Washington Federal

American Banker

Washington Federal in Seattle said its profit rose 3.4% to $41.7 million in the three months that ended March 31 as loan growth outweighed higher information technology costs. wa community-banking performance bank-technology it-infrastructure breaking_news national-regional

Video: FICO World Kicks Off in Washington, DC

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900 risk managers, fraud managers, marketers, debt managers, IT strategists, analytic scientists and other business professionals from 45 countries are in Washington, DC to take part in FICO World 2016, a four-day conference on analytics and decision management.

Washington Federal in Seattle Names Next CEO

American Banker

Washington Federal Chairman and Chief Executive Roy M. Whitehead will hand off his CEO duties to Brent Beardall this spring. breaking_news people succession-planning corporate-governance community-banking

ICBA Lawsuit Prompts Washington CU Regulator to Suspend MBL Rulemaking

Keith Leggett's Credit Union Watch

Washington Division of Credit Unions has temporarily suspended its member business loan (MBL) rule-making process due to the Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) lawsuit challenging the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) recently adopted final rule related to MBLs. The state credit union regulator believes temporarily suspending the rule-making will give it time to analyze this lawsuit and its implications for Washington State.

Sunday Morning Coming Down. Women's March Washington, D.C.

Jim Blaine

HOT NOW ! It was early. There was a wet chill in the air. The streets were still empty. The Cat's Meow. She was sitting alone in the Krispy Kreme, with her pink-knitted hat drinking a cup of hot coffee, with a. glazed look in her eyes.