Our take on the latest trending events:

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More than 80 members of the House are urging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to put into effect new business loan reporting requirements that became law under the Dodd-Frank Act.
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Mortgage Banking & Loan Growth Help Banks Offset Increase in Expenses
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Banks Struggle to Increase Profits: Higher Interest Rates Are Not the Solution
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During the due diligence phase of the merger and acquisition cycle, would-be buyers must learn about the target's loan holdings in detail.
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Big news to hit the real estate sector recently is real estate and rental marketplace Zillow's acquisition of dotloop, a digital transaction management firm. While this is exciting for members of the real estate industry, the pairing will actually have a more widespread impact.
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Across the country, nearly all banks make a significant portion of their income via fees, from overdraft fees to ATM surcharges and more. But, it doesn't have to be this way.
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A court ruling could have an impact on marketplace lending.
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In the current environment, it seems that traditional banks are actually excited about the potential offered by fintech startups.
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Has the Dodd-Frank Act been the death knell for community banks? The answer depends on who you ask.
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RV Loans: Growing Loan Portfolio Opportunities
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Today's Economic Forecast? Partly Cloudy
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There are few trends that have been as popular over the past decade as energy efficiency. From solar panels on rooftops to hybrid vehicles, industries all across the board are getting involved with a "greener" focus.
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Take a drive into town, and the one thing you won't see is a branch of Goldman Sachs. That's because the financial institution has always been about wheeling and dealing on Wall Street, not Main Street.
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How would you like to be paid for saving money? This is the idea that is catching on among U.S. small banks, as the popularity - and legality - of prize-linked savings accounts continues to grow.
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Governing bodies are having a hard time keeping up with the wealth of new fintech startups out there, and that has the OCC making changes.
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Citizens Bank and two of its subsidiaries have been fined more than $34 million for inconsistencies and unfair practices regarding its deposit processing. The fine, which includes compensation to victims, a civil penalty and federal penalties, could have a more widespread effect on other financial institutions around the country.
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Following the rash of recent economic reports from financial institutions, loan sales have emerged in the past several quarters as an important strategy to promote business growth and development.
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Digital Finance: Banks Teaming Up With Digital Platforms
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New Capital Requirements Rules for Banks: Current & Future Implications
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Competition in the Secondary Mortgage Market: Is Price Competition Possible?
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From Loan Sales to Higher Profits: Santander Takes an Aggressive Approach
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While marketplace lending isn't as tightly regulated as traditional lending, some business owners are taking action to reshape this industry.
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Is the traditional target for a refinanced student loan a doctor earning more than $150,000 per year? Or a lawyer several years out of law school? Perhaps not at one time, but more financial institutions are turning to this demographic as they look to grow their customer bases.
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Which company will become the next Uber of banking? If the ride-sharing giant has anything to say about it, it will be them.
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We now live in a sharing economy. From DogVacay and TaskRabbit to Airbnb and Lyft, Internet companies have exploded in growth to provide fast, affordable services to an on-the-go consumer.
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