Call for Nominations

The turmoil at New York Community Bancorp resumed Thursday with the departure of CEO Thomas Cangemi. The embattled regional bank, which also recorded a $2.4 billion goodwill impairment charge and disclosed other new problems, saw its share price plunge.

February 29
5 Min Read
New York Community Bancorp Chairman Alessandro DiNello seated at a desk at left, and President and CEO Thomas Cangemi in separate photo on right.
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American Banker's Most Influential Women in Payments share their views on artificial intelligence, hybrid offices, real-time payments and more.

February 27
1 Min Read

Honorees from 2024's Most Influential Women in Payments, representing companies such as MoneyGram, Walmart, Segpay and more, share insights into how how artificial intelligence is changing their companies and their industry.

February 27
8 Min Read
Disruptors in Payments
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Banks, payment companies, mortgage lenders and insurance providers are racing to seize an advantage from generative artificial intelligence. Some have been especially aggressive in deciding which workflows — or entire jobs — can be handed off to AI.

December 22
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The first credit unions enrolled in the Federal Reserve's FedNow instant payments platform say it will fundamentally change the way they serve consumers and businesses across multiple categories.

December 20
5 Min Read
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Multifunction wallet apps will support shopping, loyalty, paying at the pump or EV charging station and crypto asset management, challenging the roles of U.S. financial institutions.

December 21
5 Min Read
Visa and Mastercard

Visa, Mastercard and Global Payments discuss impacts on customer service, web content, security and more.

December 19
9 Min Read
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This year 90 banks made American Banker's 11th annual Best Banks to Work For ranking. The leaders of these institutions explain what it takes to be an employer of choice.

November 19
1 Min Read
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The smallest banks made up more than half of American Banker's Best Banks to Work For ranking this year.

November 28
1 Min Read
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Two dozen institutions fell into this midtier asset category for American Banker's Best Banks to Work For ranking this year.

November 28
1 Min Read
Bank and credit union executives of the year 2023
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2023 proved to be a rocky year for large regional banks. But under CEO Bill Demchak's guidance, the Pittsburgh-based company has navigated the turmoil better than many of its peers.

November 16
10 Min Read
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OFG Bancorp's CEO José Rafael Fernández has weathered tough times during Puerto Rico's economic downturn. Now he is hopeful that his bank can seize on the better times ahead.

November 15
9 Min Read
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As CEO, Gary Fukuroku has helped turn the Hawaiian-based institution into one of the largest in the state and has raised significant funds to help those affected by this year's wildfires.

November 15
8 Min Read
SBA-LOAN

Small Business Administration lending is an arena where community banks and nonbanks compete favorably with some of the largest U.S. financial institutions. Here are the biggest SBA 7(a) lenders based on the value of approved loans.

November 13
1 Min Read
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A key gauge of activity that tracks startups most likely to create jobs declined in October, potentially signaling the start of a slowdown after the rapid increase in interest rates. It presents a red flag for community banks and credit unions that are major lenders to small businesses.

November 15
3 Min Read
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Since the end of the Small Business Administration's 2022 fiscal year, the average loan size in its flagship program has dropped more than six figures. The addition of three new nondepository lenders could further drive down this figure.

November 13
4 Min Read
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But high costs and any downturn in the economy could weigh on lenders and their commercial borrowers in coming months, economists caution.

November 12
4 Min Read
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American Banker is proud to recognize the honorees for the second annual Most Powerful Women in Credit Unions.

November 14
1 Min Read
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Executives reflecting on the issues that doomed three banks say the closures stressed the importance of adapting quickly to change, and emphasized the advantages of the credit union business model.

November 14
4 Min Read
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Branch spotlight

Lisa Rickert and Ruth McCord, who manage branches for Nicolet National Bank, share a passion for connecting with their customers and supporting their communities.

September 28
6 Min Read
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Branch spotlight

Born in Venezuela, Lolita Peroza initially came to the U.S. to further her education and improve her English. Now 20 years into her banking career, she serves as a branch manager for Amerant Bank in Florida and is described by her boss as "always looking for additional opportunities to give back to the community."

September 26
4 Min Read
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Branch spotlight

The two branches Julie Celozzi oversees for the Orlando, Florida, bank amassed $400 million of deposits in three years. Such production is often a steppingstone to bigger things, but Celozzi — who began as a part-time teller in high school — says she is "hooked" on branch banking.

September 27
4 Min Read
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Branch spotlight

Grace Law, a Hong Kong native, seized an opportunity to work in a Chase branch in New York City more than 30 years ago. Today, she seeks ways to ensure her community — immigrants who are frequently overlooked by banks — has access to financial services.

September 25
8 Min Read
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American Banker is proud to recognize, in its third annual Most Influential Women in Payments, Next, the women under 40 who have demonstrated expertise, leadership skills and an ability to adapt in an ever-changing payments industry.

July 26
1 Min Read
Sabrina Tharani

In her day-to-day job directing activities at the card network's Start Path accelerator, Sabrina Tharani helps nurture companies that are developing new payments products and services.

July 28
4 Min Read
Sophie Shulman

A rising payments star — and photographer — is helping the card network reach content creators and new entrepreneurs.

July 26
4 Min Read
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The 50 companies that made American Banker's annual list share insights into what makes their workplace culture enticing for potential new hires and current staff members.

June 5
1 Min Read
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The core banking provider was No. 1 on American Banker's ranking of the Best Places to Work in Fintech this year. The company attributes this success to encouraging employees to hash out solutions to challenges.

June 6
5 Min Read

The company has changed the dynamics of its meetings, created diversity metrics and deployed software to make job descriptions gender-neutral.

April 6
4 Min Read
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