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Thursday Express: JPMorgan ups data security; long-term repo markets fix sought

* JPMorgan is set to roll out stricter security standards by banning financial technology applications from using customer passwords to access to their bank accounts, the Financial Times reports. The bank is now working on sending data to third parties by issuing tokens.

* Eyes will be on Franklin, Tenn.-based Franklin Financial Network CEO J. Myers Jones III as he tries to reduce the bank's exposure to shared national credits, brokered deposits and other noncore relationships, American Banker reports. The move is part of Jones' plan to "unlock the value of the core bank."

* According to some industry observers and analysts, banking issues are expected to still be on the House's agenda this year among primary concerns in the oversight of Trump administration regulators and scrutiny of industry executives, American Banker reports. The sector has eyes set on developments related to the cannabis banking bill, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's constitutionality and reforms concerning government-sponsored enterprises Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, among other issues.

* After a drawn-out intervention by the Federal Reserve in the repurchase market, policymakers and investors are expecting a long-term fix to help the funding markets return to normal, the Financial Times reports. The regulator also faces pressure from bank executives to ease the post-financial crisis liquidity requirements, but investors continue to be skeptical about any immediate changes in light of active political resistance.

* Federal bank regulatory agencies recently released the annual adjustment to the asset-size thresholds as required by the Community Reinvestment Act regulations. The adjustments are set to go into effect from Jan. 1.

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