One firm's inability to access bank data shows how fragile fintechs can be; payments processor Square quietly withdraws bank application; turnover of chief risk officers is on the rise; and more from this week's most-read stories.
A river of drug-cartel money flowed through the U.S. arm of Dutch banking giant Rabobank, and now federal investigators are pursuing criminal cases against former senior executives for allegedly covering it up.
Comptroller of the Currency Joseph Otting took office only late last year, but he is wasting little time in tackling a series of hot-button topics, including easing anti-money laundering regulations and lowering national bank fees.
American Express Ventures has become an investor in the startup EverCompliant, which helps financial institutions root out e-commerce websites backed by terrorists and drug cartels that are laundering money through payments-processing networks.
Shares of the Providence, R.I., company plunged Monday after a news report that it faces possible legal risks from the latest charges filed against Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for President Trump.