Claire Williams

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Claire is a reporter at Morning Consult covering financial regulation.


Morning Consult Finance: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Claire Williams Morning Consult Finance will be off Monday for Presidents Day. Publication will resume Tuesday. Week in Review Wells Fargo Wells Fargo & Co. said it plans to tell 650 U.S. technology workers that they need to move to a larger market to retain their jobs and will eliminate about 700 positions in […]

Morning Consult Finance: Ex-Goldman CEO Predicts Sanders Will ‘Ruin Our Economy’ After Senator Wins New Hampshire Primary

By Claire Williams   Top Stories After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) won the New Hampshire primary, former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein took to Twitter to criticize the presidential candidate as someone who will “ruin our economy and doesn’t care about our military.” Blankfein also said that if Sanders becomes the Democratic […]

Morning Consult Finance: Fintech Startup Varo Gets FDIC Approval

By Claire Williams   Top Stories Varo Money Inc., a financial technology startup, said it has received regulatory approval from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., after the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency granted preliminary approval in October. Varo is now well-positioned to receive the first “de novo national bank charter” given to a […]

Morning Consult Finance: Week in Review & What’s Ahead

By Claire Williams and Matt Bracken Week in Review Economy President Donald Trump boasted about the strong economy during his annual State of the Union address, which didn’t mention his ongoing impeachment trial. Trump said he has “reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration,” which is why the world is now “witnessing this […]

Morning Consult Finance: JPMorgan Said to Weigh Return to FHA Lending

By Claire Williams   Top Stories JPMorgan Chase & Co. is considering a return to offering more loans insured by the Federal Housing Administration, people familiar with the matter said. The bank is weighing this option as President Donald Trump’s administration promises to make it easier to avoid fines for underwriting errors, according to the […]

Morning Consult Finance: Trump Calls U.S. Economic Growth a Reversal of ‘Failed’ Policies of Prior Administration

By Claire Williams   Top Stories President Donald Trump boasted about the strong economy during his annual State of the Union address, which didn’t mention his ongoing impeachment trial. Trump said he has “reversed the failed economic policies of the previous administration,” which is why the world is now “witnessing this great economic success.” (The […]

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