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

TCF hits the mark, profits are up 8 percent

Growth in loans for used-car financing and inventory finance helped push TCF Financial Corp. profits up 8 percent in the second quarter as the bank works to diversify its sources of revenue.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 08:52 PM

Wells Fargo layoffs include 34 in Minneapolis

The bank blamed slowing demand for mortgage refinancing.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 09:07 PM

New leader wants to take BMO Harris into Minnesota's top tier

Chicago-based BMO Harris Bank, a relative newcomer to Minnesota, is aiming for the state’s No. 3 spot as a full-service bank.

Updated: July 21, 2013, - 11:13 PM

U.S. Bancorp shares dip on slow-growth news

As other big banks dazzle, U.S. Bank continues to plow forward. CEO Davis tried to sound optimistic nonetheless.

Updated: July 18, 2013, - 05:55 AM

Big-bank profits are strong, but all eyes remain on interest rates

Wells Fargo reported a 19 percent jump in quarterly earnings.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 08:13 PM

State sues Internet lender, says it uses tribe as a front for high-rate loans

Regulators say arrangement lets non-Indian lenders charge illegally high interest rates.

Updated: July 11, 2013, - 11:53 PM

FTC hits major debt collector with $3.2 million penalty

Minnesota regulators fined a subsidiary of the company, Expert Global Solutions, for illegal practices, including harassing customers.

Updated: July 10, 2013, - 11:25 AM

Crown Bank asked to give back $2 million in proceeds from Tom Petters' former homes

Edina’s Crown Bank and the government have been fighting for years over two Petters houses.

Updated: July 08, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Star Tribune publisher reported to be Time CEO finalist

Star Tribune’s Michael Klingensmith, former CFO of Time Inc., is said to be in the running for top job there.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 08:40 PM

July 2: Xcel to keep running coal-fired generators in Becker

A new Xcel study finds replacing the units or installing high-end pollution control equipment isn’t cost effective given regulatory uncertainties.

Updated: July 02, 2013, - 11:06 AM

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