The Securities and Exchange Commission today finalized a rule implementing a “best interest” standard of conduct for broker-dealers when making recommendations on securities transactions or investment strategies to retail customers.
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Sixty-one percent (up 11 points from 2013) said they could cover a $400 emergency expense in cash, a benchmark often cited by policymakers.
The OCC is issuing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the scope of activities that are fiduciary in nature, as well as the requirements of non-fiduciary custody activities of national banks, federal thrifts and federal branches of foreign banks.
On the latest episode of the ABA Banking Journal Podcast, United Bankshares President Rick Adams talks about United Bank’s experience with M&A and offers tips on providing quick and candid communication in the merger process.
Like it or not, medical banking is here and growing where other features of banking are simply stagnant.
Regulatory guidance wants models that can be challenged. But when artificial intelligence turns a model into a black box, how can bankers manage model risk?
Trust bankers and wealth management professionals need to be ready for the law on wills to evolve with technology.
For Valentine’s Day, the ABA Banking Journal Podcast digs into trends on U.S. marriage and fertility rates and how they might affect financial institutions.
In addition to final rules generally concerning 199A qualified business income deductions, the IRS last Friday concurrently issued proposed rules addressing how the deduction would affect charitable remainder trusts, split-interest trusts and regulated investment companies.
While generally positive, preliminary analysis of the final pass-through rules suggests mixed results for a few issues of concern to S-corp banks.