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February 19, 2013
09:05 EDTC, BBY, COFCitigroup reaches deal with Capital One to buy $7B of Best Buy card loans
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September 15, 2014
06:24 EDTBBYRadioShack liquidation could lift Best Buy comps, says Deutsche Bank
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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 13, 2014
17:47 EDTCCitigroup said to plan OneMain IPO by month-end, Bloomberg says
Citigroup is set to take its consumer lending unit OneMain Financial public by the end of the month and then start soliciting offers from potential buyers, says Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter. According to sources, OneMain is worth at least $4B in a sale, added Bloomberg. Reference Link
September 12, 2014
09:37 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:41 EDTCOF, CBank 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 EDTCOF, CApple 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
06:25 EDTCCiti Diners Club attracts attention of banks in Japan, Bloomberg says
Citigroup's (C)’s Diners Club card is among some of the firm's resources in Japan that is attracting attention from lenders as the company looks for offers for its retail division in the country, according to Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The sources said that Sumitomo Mitsui (SMFG), Mizuho Financial Group (MFG), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Shinsei Bank are some of the banks that are poised to propose preliminary offers. Reference Link
September 11, 2014
09:17 EDTCSinger request for Citi to disclose Argentine threats denied, NY Post says
Manhattan Federal Judge Thomas Griesa said he would take “no action” on Paul Singer’s request to compel Citibank to disclose information on any “demands, threats or inducements” made by Argentina related to bond payments due in September, reported The New York Post. Reference Link
07:21 EDTCBankruptcy bill focused on big bank failure moves past committee, WSJ says
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07:13 EDTBBYSome retailers wary of Apple Pay platform, Reuters says
Apple (AAPL) Pay's success is dependent on incorporating more large retailers such as Wal-Mart (WMT) and Best Buy (BBY) into the service, but both retailers recently ceased accepting payments using NFC terminals, according to Reuters, citing comments from Best Buy spokesman Jeff Shelman. Shelman said, "At this point we have no plans to accept Apple Pay." Reference Link
September 10, 2014
09:38 EDTCActive equity options trading on open
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07:16 EDTCRepublicans, Democrats both push for harder 'too big to fail' rules, WSJ says
Lawmakers from both the Republican and Democrat sides of the aisle urged U.S. regulators to push forward additional regulations to ensure the biggest banks aren't "too big to fail," said The Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded large U.S. 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
07:09 EDTCCitigroup CEO pledges to beef up Banamex, WSJ reports
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06:35 EDTCFed may raise capital requirement for some banks to 11.5%, NY Times reports
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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 EDTCOF, CApple announces Apple Pay
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06:33 EDTCFed looks set to pressure large banks to shrink, NY Times says
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06:32 EDTCCitigroup CFO says Q3 expenses up 'slightly' vs Q2, Reuters says
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06:32 EDTCFed to require large US banks to have extra financial padding, WSJ reports
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