Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) reported a 45% dip in earnings for the first quarter of 2020 due to the inclusion of higher provision expense for COVID-19 related reserve build. During the quarter, the company suspended its buyback program to provide additional support to the economy.
The increase in loan loss reserves and the impact of lower interest rates hurt income in Consumer Banking while higher provision expense impacted income in Global Wealth and Investment Management as well as in Global Banking. The higher sales and trading revenue drove income in the Global Markets higher.
The pandemic-induced financial uncertainties have changed the dynamics of the consumer lending market. Customers are being drawn to online lending platforms that provide easy access to credit on convenient terms
While bitcoin and other digital currencies have seen a fair share of ups and downs so far this year, investor interest in cryptocurrency has grown undeniably during this period. The
Software giant Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) reported a 28% growth in fourth-quarter earnings, aided by an increase in revenues. The results also topped Wall Street's prediction. At $11.2 billion, revenues