News that Amazon is courting banks to help it offer its own branded checking account raises major questions about which banks could be helped or hurt, who would control the relationship and how Amazon's partner(s) would make money.
The Mobile Act would allow financial institutions to scan or copy a customer’s photo ID when opening an account remotely, while another bill contained provisions that would protect bankers from lawsuits if they report suspected elder financial abuse.
With support for Windows 7 ending on January 14, 2020, many credit unions will need to start planning their ATM operating system upgrade. Learn more about why now is the time to begin planning the migration of your ATMs to the new Windows 10 operating system.
House and Senate bills contain a provision that would let financial firms in all states use digital scans of photo IDs to verify identities of prospective customers. That could ease the account-opening process for consumers in areas where branches are few and far between.
The 2018 gubernatorial race will be watched closely both by bankers and consumer advocates to see whether Cordray's leadership of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau becomes a campaign asset or a liability.
Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s Office of Management and Budget director, is being considered for interim director of the consumer watchdog after Richard Cordray steps down and until a permanent pick is confirmed.
The identity theft threat created by the Equifax hack and the growth of online lending have given software makers a platform to pitch products that rely on selfies, scans of driver’s licenses and other nontraditional ID methods.