Kayla Tausche, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

Small business advocacy groups are giving mixed reviews on President Trump’s performance thus far.

Rep. Jeb Hensarling has signaled that the future of the Durbin Amendment is unclear, but he wouldn’t commit to removing it himself.

In the last week, New Hampshire, Kentucky and Colorado have moved rate deadlines to June from April or May.

The end of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program and its fight against “too big to fail” banks are on a collision course in the bond market. When quantitative easing ends in October, the market for Treasurys and mortgage-backed securities will see its biggest net buyer stepping back. But because of new regulations requiring the …

Consumers can expect a flurry of thick, credit-card-carrying mail as some banks attempt to get high-tech chip cards into their hands before the holidays. The catalyst: A series of high-profile security breaches at U.S. retailers caused an acceleration of a multi-year transition to the chip-and-pin technology. A year ago, credit card issuers thought the Europe-led …

For five years, U.S. consumers have been undergoing a massive debt reduction: Paying off credit cards, paring back spending and building up funds for a rainy day. Investors, though, have been looking to see whether Wall Street banks are lending for a positive sign that the economic recovery is picking up steam. Last week, investors …

In the last decade, peer-to-peer lenders—online platforms that connect credit-seeking consumers directly to potential lenders—have helped customers borrow to refinance student loans, pay off credit card debt and build their small businesses. Now, one lender wants to disrupt the market for mortgage originations, long dominated by big banks. San Francisco-based lender SoFi (short for “Social …

In a video prepared by Alibaba executives for potential investors, the company’s genesis is described as one to help small, Chinese wholesalers compete with global players. With Alibaba’s massive initial public offering coming down the pike, the company’s own global ambitions are becoming more apparent—even in the structure of the deal. (Watch the video here.) Alibaba disclosed Friday …

The debate around “inversions”—the process of American companies buying foreign companies to access capital and lower tax rates overseas—has reached the dinner table. But while the debate escalates over the dozen or so companies that are pursuing this endlessly wonky and complicated legal loophole, there are dozens more loopholes that companies are jumping through here …

Discovery Communications CEO David Zaslav said consolidation among cable and satellite companies isn’t over and he expects television content owners to respond with mergers of their own. “There’s still a lot of distributors that are left,” Zaslav said at the Allen & Company conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, adding that he expects “more consolidation on the …

Apple products have disrupted the phone, computer and music markets, but support for the tech giant to move into financial services is flagging. An Accenture survey out Tuesday showed just 34 percent of millennials—and 20 percent of respondents aged 35 to 54—would bank with Cupertino, California-based Apple if it offered those services. More millennials would bank with Google and Amazon, …

In the world of finance, the landscape is likely to be a lot different in 25 years than it is today. Here’s a look at how things might shape up, and who the big players in banking will be, in order of importance. Tie: Google, Facebook Both Google and Facebook have made their intentions in the financial services space …

Once Wall Street shook off its initial surprise at the departure of a longtime aide to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, the parlor game begins again: Who will succeed Dimon when he retires? Mike Cavanagh had worked by Dimon’s side for some 26 years—first at Smith Barney, then Citigroup, Bank One, and, most recently, JPMorgan Chase. At …

As financial institution stress tests turn 3 years old, banks and the Federal Reserve have gotten the now two-stage process down to a science—but there could still be some interesting developments in store for the banking sector. On Thursday, a tally of banks’ various capital levels will be announced, and whether those levels meet the Fed’s muster. …

Think bank executives bring home the bacon? Think again.  The five chief executives running Wall Street’s largest banks will rake in just 3 percent of what their peers at private equity firms stand to make from 2013. Collectively, the nine founders and chiefs of the publicly traded private equity firms saw their compensation rise to …