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House Speaker Paul Ryan on Wednesday rejected a demand from Democrats to include funding for a set of Affordable Care Act payments in a must-pass spending bill to keep the government open....
Analysts say Chipotle’s first-quarter same-store sales increase and list of initiatives will sustain the company’s ongoing recovery....
Senator David Perdue is attempting to repeal a law the CFPB proposed....
Lower corporate taxes could supercharge the economy and boost company earnings, says Nigam Arora....
Twitter is touting the uniqueness of its platform, as evidenced by one man’s ability to get Wendy’s Company to feed him for a year and by one President’s apparent inability to stay away from the platform....
Gold futures on Wednesday trade around the lowest level in just over two weeks, falling for a third straight session as the dollar firms, bond yields rise and stocks look to cautiously climb above records....
Twitter Inc. soared past first-quarter user expectations, adding nine million users in the last quarter, and beating revenue expectations along the way....
LONDON-- Standard Chartered PLC said Wednesday its restructuring strategy is paying off, raising expectations the beleaguered bank will start paying dividends again soon. The Asia-focused bank said first-quarter profit...
Chart watchers are talking about what might be next for the S&P 500, as they reflect on the strong week so far for the U.S. stock benchmark....

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  Tell us a little bit about yourself, and how you got into the banking industry. During my school days, I was a student of commerce & finance stream, while studying for ICWAI course. I heard about computers in the...
Financial technology, or “fintech” for short, is threating to turn traditional financial fields like banking, lending, asset management, and insurance upside down. Fintech firms use various digital channels to...
Make way for the And-I’s. And-I’s are my name for a new phenomenon I’ve noticed in financial services job titles. “And-I” stands for the words “and innovation” tacked on to the end of existing job titles....
As a few fintech companies like  Lending Club ,  Betterment , and others have run into some rough patches lately, it has been interesting to note some of the reactions, especially amongst bankers (that’s just...
It’s midyear already. Halftime. Two quarters down and two to go for 2016. For many financial institutions, it’s also the start of the 2017 strategic planning season. That time when boards and senior leadership...
Advancements in technologies, bigger data sets and predictive analytics have changed the game for the insurance industry. For those who want to compete, data-driven marketing approaches must drive every customer...
What is the most difficult task for a bank? Acquiring customers? Retaining customers? Growing share of customer wallet? No. Being customer centric is the most difficult task for any bank. But why is being customer...
Source: “ lloyds-bank-building ” by Jason Mountier is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Big Data is more than just a technology trend; it is an important paradigm that is defining how online business will be conducted in the...
Who doesn’t like a good quote? We come across interesting and useful quotes all of the time in literature, news media, entertainment, and so on. A potent, succinct quote that underlines a key point or supports an...
Manu: Tell us a little about yourself, outside of the information that is  publicly available online ? Tim:   I am from California. I got started in business 25 years ago. I studied Bachelor of Science, environmental...
The BDC Reporter is open to all voices. (Less writing for us to do !). As a first, here is an article with a different angle than what we normally drone on about, and well worth reading whether...
The European Union has Greece and the United States has Puerto Rico. We are not the first to make the comparison, but we will not be the last. Fiscal irresponsibility, using the public purse for partisan advantage, ever...
I recently interviewed  Arvind Sankaran , Global business leader. We talked about FinTech startups, innovation in the banking industry, big data analytics,  and wealth management. He also shared about his experience...
The BDC Activist has been holding off reporting on the results of the April 7th contested election at Fifth Street Senior Floating Rate (FSFR), when...
Coauthored by Manu Jeevan . More than 70% of banking executives worldwide say that  customer centricity  is important to them [Source:  Sap and Bloomberg research ].  Surprisingly, research by Capgemini indicates...
Innovation is fun. Except when these types are around. How many do you know? The Hypemaster The Hypemaster is, well… a master of hype. Everything they’re working on is amazing, and you must...
We are continuing to build a Master List of the loan and investment portfolios of every Business Development Company, starting with their under-performing names. This involves digging through the...
I talk with a lot of banking leaders who describe their approach to innovation as being a “fast follower. My typical retort is that they are half-right— most of them are definitely followers, but there usually...
There is widespread, though not universal, agreement among those who led the response to the global financial crisis of 2007-09 that the panoply of reforms enacted over the past few years has made the U.S. financial...
SUMMARY: While the politics are treacherous, the next president cannot avoid financial reform, so the candidates shouldn’t avoid the topic during the campaign, writes Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy...