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September 23, 2014
10:33 EDTJPMWebster Financial to acquire HSA business from JPMorgan
Webster Financial (WBS), the holding company for Webster Bank, N.A., said that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire the health savings account, or HSA, business from JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., a subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase (JPM). Under the agreement, approximately 700,000 accounts, including an estimated $1.3B in deposits and $175M in investments, will migrate from JPMorgan Chase Bank to HSA Bank, a division of Webster Bank, over a transitional period. In the near term, Webster will use approximately 60% of the deposits to pay down short-term borrowings with the remaining funds invested in securities. Transaction consideration will be all cash; the purchase price was not disclosed. Webster expects the transaction to be modestly accretive to earnings per share and return on equity in the first year following closing. The transaction is expected to improve Webster's loan-to-deposit ratio to approximately 80% from 87% pro forma at June 30. The company estimates the transaction will have tangible book value dilution of approximately 3%. JPMorgan Chase has advised Webster that the transaction is not expected to have a material impact on JPMorgan Chase's earnings.
07:14 EDTGSGoldman spot FX trading boss in EU to depart, Bloomberg says
Mitesh Parikh, the manager of Goldman Sach's spot foreign-exchange trading in Europe, is departing the company to trade currencies at an investment company, according to Bloomberg, citing two people with knowledge of the situation. Parikh joined Goldman Sachs twelve years ago. Reference Link
September 22, 2014
06:11 EDTJPMEMC explores merger, holds talks with HP, Dell, WSJ reports
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September 18, 2014
14:08 EDTJPM, MS, GSBanks look to high-interest personal loans to boost revenue, WSJ says
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05:31 EDTJPMVisa to undertake assessment of stake in Monitise
Visa (V) and Monitise entered into an alliance agreement in 2009. At the same time, Visa began investing in Monitise. Given the maturation of Monitise as a company, Visa is considering its options with respect to the investment and has engaged J.P. Morgan Securities (JPM) to assist. Visa will also be lessening its dependence on external mobile development resources. In 2009, in conjunction with its commercial partnership, Visa invested in Monitise as a 14.4% owner of the company in order to provide capital support to a leader in the evolution of the mobile payments sector. Over time, Visa’s holdings have been reduced to its current 5.5% stake in the company. This reduction in ownership and associated influence is consistent with Visa’s investment practice to seed emerging players and, over time, taper that influence as the partner company grows. Under their agreement, Monitise will provide Visa with mobile platform development services through 2016. As both Visa and the payments industry evolve at a rapid pace, Visa intends to continue increasing its investment in its own in-house capabilities and, as a result, reducing its use of external resources.
September 17, 2014
13:51 EDTJPMJPMorgan to replace some credit cards following Home Depot breach, Reuters says
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13:16 EDTJPM, GS, MSHolder says DOJ looking to charge bank executives, Washington Post says
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07:37 EDTJPMMorningstar to hold a conference
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06:54 EDTJPMNY Attorney General announces NYC bank identity-theft ring takedown
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September 16, 2014
14:44 EDTGS, JPM, MSVirginia AG files $1.15B lawsuit against banks that sold RMBS during crisis
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10:22 EDTJPMBanks set for ad battle to be default choice for Apple Pay, Apple Insider says
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07:51 EDTGSGoldman Sachs-led investor group backs Privia Health for national expansion
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07:19 EDTGSCompanies' share buybacks at fasttest clip since 2007, WSJ reports
Companies are buying back their own shares at its fastest pace since the financial crisis to fuel a stock rally, reports the Wall Street Journal. According to Birinyi Associates, companies have bought back $338.3B of stock in 1H14, the most since 2007. Citing an analysis by Barclays, companies with the largest buyback programs by dollar value have outperformed the broader market by 20% since 2008. Reference Link
07:07 EDTMSMagnum Hunter announces partnership with Morgan Stanley Infrastructure
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07:01 EDTMSMorgan Stanley Infrastructure to acquire co-control ownership of Eureka Hunter
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September 15, 2014
18:06 EDTJPMJPMorgan releases results of its mid-cycle stress test
For projected stressed capital ratios, JPMorgan reported that Tier 1 common ratio would be a minimum of 8.4%, Tier 1 leverage ratio would be a minimum of 6.4%, and Tier 1 risk-based capital ratio would be a minimum of 8.7%. Reference Link
12:20 EDTMSMorgan Stanley Smith Barney to pay $280,000 penalty to settle CFTC charges
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07:49 EDTJPM, GSDOJ, FBI 'flip' bank informants as part of forex probe, WSJ says
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06:46 EDTJPMJPMorgan could have difficulty repelling hackers, NY Times reports
Hackers were able to access dozens of JPMorgan's servers over a two month period, and may have learned how the bank's computers work, The New York Times reported on Friday, citing three unnamed sources It may be difficult for the bank to ensure that its systems can withstand future attacks, the newspaper quoted the sources as saying. Reference Link
06:08 EDTJPMJPMorgan reports August net credit losses 2.50% vs. 2.59% last month
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September 12, 2014
07:41 EDTMS, GS, JPMBank 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
07:12 EDTJPMJPMorgan says has not seen unusual customer fraud related to recent cyberattack
JP Morgan says in a filing that it has not seen any unusual customer fraud related to the recent cyberattack against the Firm as of September 10. The company says "Chase customers are not liable for unauthorized transactions on their account that they promptly alert the Firm to. The Firm is vigilantly monitoring the situation and is continuing to investigate the matter. In addition, the Firm is fully cooperating with government agencies in connection with their investigations."
06:35 EDTJPM, MS, GSApple 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
12:15 EDTJPMJPMorgan CEO James Dimon finishes cancer treatments, awaiting results, WSJ says
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07:21 EDTGS, JPM, MSBankruptcy bill focused on big bank failure moves past committee, WSJ says
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06:43 EDTGSGoldman Sachs to manage $2B of NY pension fund, NY Post reports
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06:22 EDTMSMorgan Stanley standing by Tianhe Chemicals investment, FT reports
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September 10, 2014
14:30 EDTGSPension fund gives Goldman Sachs $2B to invest, Reuters reports
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10:31 EDTGSFortress hires Goldman's Adam Rosenberg
Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG) announced that Adam Rosenberg has joined its Credit Funds business as a Managing Director leading its Gaming & Leisure investment platform. Rosenberg joins Fortress from Goldman, Sachs & Co., (GS) where he was Global Head of Gaming Investment Banking.
07:16 EDTMS, JPM, GSRepublicans, 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
06:35 EDTGS, JPM, MSFed may raise capital requirement for some banks to 11.5%, NY Times reports
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