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May 6, 2014
04:55 EDTALLY, ALLY, BBT, BBT, COF, COF, DFS, DFS, FITB, FITBDeutsche Bank to hold a conference
2014 Regional Banks Conference is being held in Boston on May 6 and in Chicago on May 7.
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September 18, 2014
14:31 EDTCOFCapital One said to bump Amex as Costco Canada card issuer, Bloomberg says
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14:14 EDTCOFCapital One said to replace American Express as Costco Canada card issuer
MasterCard said to be processor for new Costco Canada cards. Reported by Bloomberg.
06:31 EDTALLYConsumer bureau proposes federal oversight of large auto finance companies
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September 17, 2014
10:15 EDTDFSDiscover calls active, rumored to be eyed as target by Apple, report
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10:04 EDTDFSDiscover rumored to be eyed as target by Apple, Bank Innovation says
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September 16, 2014
10:22 EDTCOFBanks set for ad battle to be default choice for Apple Pay, Apple Insider says
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September 15, 2014
16:27 EDTBBTBB&T releases results of its mid-cycle stress test
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08:33 EDTDFSDiscover reports August charge-offs 1.81% vs. 1.65% last month
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06:07 EDTCOFCapital One reports August charge-off rate 2.81% vs. 2.88% last month
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September 12, 2014
13:53 EDTALLYU.S. Treasury launches second plan to sell additional Ally common stock
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07:41 EDTCOFBank lending grew in quarter, with Capital One leading pack, WSJ reports
Total loans outstanding at U.S. banks and thrifts grew by $178.5B in the second quarter, with Capital One Financial (COF) leading the big banks by growing its loans at an annualized rate of 12.5%, according to SNL Financial data, reported The Wall Street Journal. SNL said 14 of the 15 largest U.S. banks increased their lending, with only Bank of America (BAC) issuing fewer loans than the quarter before, largely attributed to a drop in U.S. closed-end residential mortgages, the report noted. Other publicly traded large U.S. banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC). Reference Link
06:35 EDTCOFApple getting discounted card fees for Apple Pay, NY Times reports
Banks are charging Apple lower than usual credit card fees for the tech giant's new mobile payment system, according to The New York Times. The banks hope that participating in Apple Pay will enable them to process transactions that aren't currently being paid for with credit cards, the newspaper explained. The banks and credit card networks also hope to use Apple Pay to prevent technologies that don't incorporate banks from becoming popular, The Times reported. Publicly traded credit card networks include American Express (AXP), Capital One (COF), Discover (DFS), MasterCard (MA) and Visa (V). Publicly traded banks include Bank of America (BAC), Citigroup (C), Goldman Sachs (GS), JPMorgan (JPM), Morgan Stanley (MS), U.S. Bancorp (USB) and Wells Fargo (WFC)..Reference Link
September 11, 2014
09:22 EDTBBTBB&T sees 2015 organic growth 4%-6%
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09:15 EDTBBTBB&T expects 2H14 average total loan growth to be 3%-5%
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September 9, 2014
15:38 EDTCOFCapital One Financial working with Apple's new payment service, Apple Pay
Capital One Financial (COF) announced that it is working with Apple’s (AAPL) new payment service, Apple Pay, available on the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch beginning in October. Apple Pay adds a new dimension to mobile payments. With Apple Pay, Capital One customers will be able to use their credit or debit cards directly from their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to pay for purchases at many of their favorite stores. To pay, customers just need to hold their iPhone 6 near the contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID and payment is made. In addition, Apple Pay will also allow users to pay for a variety of online purchases in apps.
14:54 EDTCOFApple announces Apple Pay
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07:16 EDTDFSDiscover shares undervalued, says Barclays
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September 8, 2014
11:29 EDTBBTBB&T to host investor day
Investor Day to be held in New York on September 11 at 9 am. Webcast Link
09:17 EDTBBTBB&T to acquire Bank of Kentucky for $363M
BB&T (BBT) and The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (BKYF) announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which BB&T will acquire The Bank of Kentucky in a cash and stock transaction for total consideration valued at approximately $363M. The Bank of Kentucky, headquartered in Crestview Hills, Ky., has $1.9 billion in assets, $1.6 billion in deposits and 32 banking offices in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Under the terms of the agreement, which was approved by the Board of Directors of each company, shareholders of The Bank of Kentucky will receive 1.0126 shares of BB&T common stock and $9.40 of cash for each share of The Bank of Kentucky common stock. Based on BB&T's 14-day average closing price of $37.13 as of September 4, 2014, shareholders of The Bank of Kentucky will receive $47.00 per share BB&T expects this acquisition to be accretive to earnings per share in the first full year and to exceed its IRR hurdle. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals and approval of The Bank of Kentucky shareholders.
08:14 EDTFITBFifth Third Bancorp targeting mid-50% efficiency ratio
Says targeting mid-50% efficiency ratio in normalized interest rate environment. Sees continued improvement in 2014 on efficiency ratio. Says capital generation and overall capital position, well above current and future requirements, support balance sheet growth and continued prudent capital return to shareholders. Comments from slides that will be presented at the Barclays Global Financial Services Conference.
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