Only 35% of college-educated women report feeling confident they can manage investments in their self-directed retirement accounts, compared with 60% of college-educated men and 41% of men who only hold high-school diplomas, according to a Federal Reserve survey. The difference may be exacerbating the gap in retirement savings between the genders, writes Jordan Yadoo.
A study by the Economist shows that 71% of surveyed bank executives are focusing digital investments on cybersecurity to help prevent fraud. Over half are also investing in mobile banking, and 53% say their biggest future competition will be new players in the payments industry like PayPal and Apple Pay.
Deutsche Bank has confirmed it will cut at least 7,000 jobs as it reduces its global workforce from 97,000 to under 90,000 by the end of 2019, including a 25% reduction in its sales and trading headcount. The bank is committed to investment banking and its international presence, said CEO Christian Sewing.
The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Wednesday announced a new policy that urges banks to offer short-term, small-dollar loans. Banks can bring competition to this large market while offering fair and affordable options to consumers, said Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting.
Independent Bank Group in Texas has agreed to a $1 billion acquisition of Guaranty Bancorp in Colorado. The purchase helps Independent expand in Colorado, where it has nine branches.
More bank deals might occur because Congress has eased regulation and because leadership is changing at some banks, Paul Davis writes. Three deals exceeding $7 billion total have been announced in the past two weeks.
When people interrupt your presentation, politely answer their questions and consider their points, realizing your goal for the speech may have to change, writes Keith Bailey. Instead of getting defensive, encourage feedback by asking for input and opinions.
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit has voted 2-1 to reject a request by California, Oregon and New York to reconsider a decision denying them intervention in a case regarding the legality of the Labor Department's fiduciary rule. The states' attorneys general said they wanted to join the case because the federal government is not defending the rule.
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