Our take on the latest trending events:

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New York City is seeing an influx of fintech startups moving their operations out east, though the majority are still in California's Silicon Valley.
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The student loan space is seeing more movement with the latest transaction involving the sale of First Republic's student loan repayment business to E-Trade.
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Texas Capital Bancshares and Independent Bank Group recently announced a merger, which will provide both entities with plenty of opportunities to become stronger, more competitive, and better able to service their customer base.
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Nonbank mortgage volume has overtaken traditional banks, with about half originated by nonbank lenders. This may be cause for concern should financial stress occur.
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The FNMA and FHLMC will increase conforming loan limits for 2020, though the increases are smaller compared to previous years.
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Many community banks have issued warnings about possible problem loans, which should prompt banks to get in front of potential problem assets while they still can.
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The Madden v. Midland Funding ruling that took effect four years ago has been cause for concern for lenders, but the OCC's recent proposal may help banks bypass the ruling, which is good news for all secondary loan markets.
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Two mega giants in the banking and tech world - Citigroup and Google - are partnering up to give consumers a more Google-like user experience while doing their banking. But how will this affect banking going forward?
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