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With a new savings account, Manufacturers Bank’s digital-only Jenius Bank has big plans

  • While Goldman Sachs is scaling back its digital banking venture, not everyone is following suit.
  • Manufacturers Bank is going full steam ahead with its digital banking division, Jenius Bank, and has just launched a new savings account offering.
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