Jennifer Bjorhus

Business reporter | Banking and consumer finance
Phone: 612-673-4683
Jennifer Bjorhus is an enterprise reporter in the Star Tribune’s business section covering banking and consumer finance. Tips always welcome and appreciated at 612-673-4683 or

Recent content from Jennifer Bjorhus

Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank drop payday loans

U.S. Bank says it’s looking for a better alternative to the high-interest loans.

Updated: January 18, 2014, - 11:03 PM

Jan. 17: Target attackers likely struck others

Federal authorities issued a confidential technical bulletin to merchants with detailed technical descriptions of the point-of-sale malware hackers used to attack Target.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Wells Fargo: Finding new normal

Cutting costs, dipping into funds set aside for future bad loans and broad-based loan growth helped push Wells Fargo to a strong finish for 2013, despite the mortgage refinance slowdown.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 05:41 AM

Minnesota AG sues Plymouth debt firm over 22% bogus interest

Bradstreet & Associates of Plymouth is accused of charging enormous interest to Minnesotans that shouldn’t have existed on checking account overdrafts and fees.

Updated: January 11, 2014, - 07:54 PM

U.S. Bank buying RBS' Chicago branches for $315 million

Minneapolis-based lender’s $315 million deal for RBS Citizens branches signifies growth in a hypercompetitive market.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 09:31 PM

TCF to reissue cards tied to Target breach

The bank is contacting customers who used its cards at Target, saying it won’t deactivate their TCF cards until new...

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 06:42 AM

Accounting firm CliftonLarsonAllen buys mortgage compliance consultant

The move by CliftonLarsonAllen reflects a scramble among financial services firms to be able to comply with new mortgage rules.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 09:27 PM

Wells Fargo settles mortgage dispute with Fannie Mae for $591 million

Repurchase agreement ends dispute with Fannie Mae over lending practices by banks.

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 10:00 PM

Dec. 27: Target confirms PINs were taken, says data is secure

The personal identification numbers snatched by hackers were heavily encrypted, retailer says.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 11:49 PM

Dec. 27: Anger builds over credit card data breach at Target

Hacker attacks could increase until 2015, when the United States shifts from magnetic stripe technology to EMV smart cards.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 10:44 AM

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