Wells Fargo and the Future of Monster Banking

The potential challenges Wells Fargo faces are vast. The greatest of these is falling revenues, which probably reflects the growing implosion of the mortgage market.

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US Bancorp Gets Better

There’s also less exposure to the mortgage market which is still on some very shaky ground. U.S. Bancorp controlled around 2.8% of the mortgage in first quarter 2017, compared to the 16.3% that Wells Fargo owned, Forbes Great Speculations pointed out.

The volume of mortgage originations is falling dramatically dropping from $561 billion in 3rd Quarter 2016 to $361 billion in Quarter One 2017. That’s a decline of more than $35% or $200 billion in just six months.

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Wells Fargo lets Android Pay and Apple Pay customers Get Cash from ATMs

Alipay has a secret weapon in its’ American invasion, Chinese visitors to the United States 400 million of whom use Alipay back home.

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Wells Fargo Allows Android Pay and Apple Pay Withdrawal at ATMs

The banking giant has plans to modify 13,000 ATMs to accept near field communications (NFC) apps such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, TechCrunch reported. Around 5,000 ATMs can already accept NFC signals and they have been programmed to accepted Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.

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Bank of America and the Uncertain Future of Consumer Banking

The uncertain future of Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) is threatened by the changing nature of consumer banking. The biggest

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Is Bank of New York Mellon the best Value in FinTech?

Bank of New York Mellon is not just a bank with offices in Manhattan it is a FinTech play. BNY Mellon is one of four major banks developing the Utility Settlement Coin or USC, with the technology companies Icap and Clearmatics, Crowdfund Insider reported.

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Is Wells Fargo Now a Value Investment?

Cynics might wonder if Uncle Warren knew; or at least suspected, what was going on at Wells Fargo when he bought all that stock in the company. He realized the mess would hit the fan at some point and force changes that would make his investment more valuable.

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Have Bank Stocks Turned Around?

Another reason why bank revenues are growing is that upper income families are making more money. University of Berkeley Economist Emmanueal Saez reported that the incomes of the richest 1% of US workers increased by 7.7% in 2015, CBS reported.

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Banking Apocalypse Thousands of Brick and Mortar Branches Closing

If this trend progresses to its logical end bank tellers will disappear much like elevator operators did. It also raises a fascinating question: what will communities do with all those empty bank buildings?

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Is Deutsche Bank a Disaster or a Great Value Investment?

Despite that a lot of investors are looking at Deutsche Bank because it has some similarities to two of the U.S. monster banks that Warren Buffett likes; Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) and Bank of America of (NYSE:BAC).

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