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PPP is Not a Free Lunch for Banks

During the post-prohibition era in the 1930s, bars offered free lunches to their patrons to get them to buy drinks. 40 years later, Milton Friedman famously summed up the study of economics with the quip – “There is no such thing as a free lunch”...

Regulators, Banks and Fintech Providers: Playing Together in the Sandbox

An activist government pushing banks to become more innovative in order to fight terrorism? The idea is both intriguing and baffling—and for those of us who’ve long wanted this kind of encouragement, it’s also heart-warming.

Here’s the premise:...

RegTech: Systems of Insight to Guide Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

On the same day that the prosecution rested its case against Paul Manafort, the U.S. Attorney’s office in Tucson, AZ got a seven-year sentence against a fraudster for a money-laundering scheme; a former Microsoft employee was sentenced to 18...