RETAIL BANKING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Weekly Global News Wrap Up: JPMorgan, Goldman are top payers; Banks want digital specialists

And Wells Fargo’s consumer complaints dropped in 2017.

From Reuters: JPMorgan (JPM.N) and Goldman Sachs (GS.N) paid their top bankers in Britain an average of $1.5 million each in 2016, compared with $1 million for local rivals HSBC (HSBA.L) and Barclays (BARC.L), data released by the banks last year shows.

From CNBC: Banks are starting to headhunt actively again after years being fairly passive following the global financial crisis, a prominent recruiter said on Thursday. This time however, their focus will be on digital and fintech staff, said Declan O'Sullivan, managing director of search firm Kerry Consulting. The rising influence of digital and banking-specific technology — so-called fintech — is "really changing how banks themselves will organize their own recruitment functions," O'Sullivan told CNBC.

From Bloomberg: Wells Fargo & Co. spent much of 2017 trying to dig out of several consumer banking scandals. By one measure, it’s making progress. Complaints lodged against the lender with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau through Dec. 15 dropped 18 percent from the same period of 2016, the steepest decline among major banks, federal figures show. Still, it remained first among that group in total complaints.


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