Our take on the latest trending events:

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In an effort to generate desired results amid sharp competition, many big banks are focusing on prime auto lending.
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Earlier this fall, prominent members of different interest groups announced the creation of the Wealth Building Home Loan, a mortgage specifically designed to help low - to moderate-income borrowers accumulate equity.
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U.S. Bancorp CEO Richard Davis has been offering some fairly rosy views of the economy, predicting that growth will accelerate sharply next year.
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The revenue banks are generating from customer-account fees has dropped sharply, stemming from changes in consumer behavior and new regulations created to protect account holder interests.
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The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently published final risk management and governance guidelines for major financial institutions, giving them different expected timelines for compliance based on their size.
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Doral Financial, holding company for Doral Bank, prevailed in its recent legal battle with Puerto Rico's Treasury Department, which involved a disputed tax refund.
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As the real estate market continues to strengthen, investors are clamoring to get their hands on securities backed by pools of nonperforming residential mortgages.
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