Amazon gets into banking and other 2018 predictions from CFRA Inc.’s entry into the financial sector could come sooner rather than later. Bankers beware.

CFRA bank analyst  Ken Leon says that online giant may acquire a small or mid-size bank in 2018 to gain a footing in the industry. That’s just one of his top predictions for the sector next year.

“This may either be a tactical move or a broad strategic jump into banking, as Amazon seeks more stickiness with consumers and small businesses in consumer lending such as auto loans, credit cards and home mortgages,” he wrote.

Amazon has already ventured well beyond its internet roots, including establishing a physical footprint in the grocery business with its acquisition of Whole Foods Market Inc. earlier this year. The company’s shares have climbed nearly 60 percent year-to-date.

Leon’s other top calls for the banks next year include investment banks deciding to combine their fixed income, commodities and currencies trading businesses, and earnings accelerating in the second half as the yield curve steepens and banks see higher net interest income. Of his 10 predictions for 2018, the potential move by Amazon ranks third on the list.


banking eh?

why not?..they are into everything has a rival to world domination..


~ by seeker401 on December 28, 2017.

3 Responses to “Amazon gets into banking and other 2018 predictions from CFRA”

  1. If a corporation wants profit, then banks are one of the choices. Banking unsurprisingly will gets a business more involved in the higher heated enterprises where scandal and murder are only the beginning. Banking is not just a store front. The stakes are higher. Once in, putting others under their feet to increase their own sense of stability is an enterprise not just of debt, but other crimes are demanded. How far is Amazon willing to go? It appears they are willing to go very far to remain powerful in a world where corruption and deluding the lives of others gets one to the top of the pyramid.

  2. On Thursday morning, Amazon announced that it had reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America, and has has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process (in alphabetical order):

    Atlanta, GA
    Austin, TX
    Boston, MA
    Chicago, IL
    Columbus, OH
    Dallas, TX
    Denver, CO
    Indianapolis, IN
    Los Angeles, CA
    Miami, FL
    Montgomery County, MD
    Nashville, TN
    Newark, NJ
    New York City, NY
    Northern Virginia, VA
    Philadelphia, PA
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Raleigh, NC
    Toronto, ON
    Washington D.C.


    new HQ.. i am putting my money on either Denver or Chicago..

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