U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

Climate activists shut down Chase Bank branches in Seattle; arrests made

Thirteen Chase bank branches in Seattle saw business disrupted by activists in an effort to stop loans to tar-sands oil-pipeline projects. Police report they have made arrests. Climate activists disrupted business at 13 branches of JPMorgan Chase bank in Seattle on Monday in an effort to stop loans to tar-sands oil-pipeline projects. By late afternoon police had made 26 arrests ... Read More »

SBI Savings Bank Account: How To Avoid Fine Under Minimum Balance Rules

Do you have an SBI account? SBI or State Bank of India savings bank account customers are required to maintain a monthly average balance. Failure to maintain an average balance as prescribed by India’s largest bank SBI will attract a penalty, which varies depending upon where the customer holds the account. State Bank of India (SBI) has divided the penalty ... Read More »

SBI Refuses To Share Information On Money Stashed In Suspended Accounts

New Delhi: The SBI has declined to share the quantum of money lying in suspended bank accounts in which the interest amount of customers, who do not claim it due to religious reasons, is kept. Replying to an RTI query, the State Bank of India (SBI) said it does not maintain such information in its database “in normal course of ... Read More »

When is the next bank holiday in 2017? All the public holidays and long weekends coming up in the UK

THERE’S nothing like a three-day weekend boost the mood, and there are still a few bank holidays on the horizon. Whether you’re planning a long weekend away or just craving an extra lie-in – here’s the lowdown on the rest of 2017’s bank holidays. GETTY IMAGES 2 If a bank holiday falls on a weekend, it will normally be shifted to the ... Read More »

How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups

It’s been more than 25 years since Bill Gates dismissed retail banks as “dinosaurs,” but the statement may be as true today as it was then. Banking for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been astonishingly unaffected by the rise of the Internet. To the extent that banks have digitized, they have focused on the most routine customer transactions, like ... Read More »

Public sector bank merger healthy for banking system RBIs Urjit Patel

New York: RBI governor Urjit Patel has said the Indian banking system could be better off if some public sector banks are consolidated to have fewer but healthier entities, as it would help in dealing with the problem of stressed assets. “As many have pointed out, it is not clear that we need so many public sector banks. The system ... Read More »

RBS Why we should be angry at the Chancellor’s willingness to sell the taxpayer’s stake at a loss

Philip Hammond’s policy on Royal Bank of Scotland resembles that of a market trader with perishable goods to dispose of at the end of the day. Roll up, roll up. I’ve got a bank ’ere going cheap. Half price and three for two. Take this off my hands! It’s got to go! He didn’t quite put it that way when ... Read More »

Yes Bank shares fall nearly 4% on rising bad loan provisions

The fall in Yes Bank shares on Thursday was the maximum in five months. Photo: Bloomberg Mumbai: Shares of Yes Bank Ltd on Thursday fell as much as 6.5%, its steepest fall in five months, after the company reported a sharp rise in its bad loan provisions, following Reserve bank of India’s new asset quality rules and exposure to Jaiprakash ... Read More »

Libor rigging chancellor urged to call inquiry into Bank of England allegations

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, is calling on Philip Hammond to hold an urgent public inquiry into whether Bank of England officials colluded in the rigging of the Libor rate. The senior Labour politician said Hammond’s silence on the issue was unacceptable after a BBC Panorama programme said it had evidence of pressure exerted by Threadneedle Street on the setting ... Read More »