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What You Need To Know About Opening A First Bank Accounts

Robert Harrow | Posted 10.27.2016 | Business
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Robert Harrow

If you don't have a bank account, you might be surprised to learn that you can open one with as little as $25. The 2015 FDIC National Survey of Unbank...

Are Cardless ATMs The Way Of The Future?

Robert Harrow | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

After decades of swiping cards at ATMs, consumers may find the idea of a "cardless" ATM impossible at first glance; after all, how do you withdraw cas...

Wells Fargo Is Only The Tip Of The Iceberg

Anastasia Christman | Posted 10.18.2016 | Business
Anastasia Christman

After getting caught with his hand in the cookie jar for pushing dangerous retail banking products on unsuspecting customers, Wells Fargo CEO John Stu...

Wells Fargo's Fraud And Why Big Banks Keep Getting Away With Bad Behavior

Leland Faust | Posted 10.12.2016 | Business
Leland Faust

I have a few questions. Are the members of the Wells board of directors protecting either the shareholders' interests or their customers? Why is no one higher up in the Wells organization (other than the CEO) implicated and held responsible?

Big Banks Won’t Say If They Use The Same Scheme That Led To Wells Fargo’s Fraud

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 10.05.2016 | Business

The four biggest banks in the U.S. won’t say whether they offer workers the same kind of sales incentives that drove Wells Fargo employees to open m...

Find Out Why Lenders Want Your Bank Statements

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.29.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

If you've ever gone through the business loan application process, you know that preparing all that paperwork is one of the biggest pains of applying.

The Storm Before the Calm - Which Generation Will Hear the Wake-Up Call?

Michael Mamas | Posted 09.28.2016 | Business
Michael Mamas

It took a double whammy to wake America up (the Depression followed by World War II). As is said, those who do not understand history are destined to repeat it.

7 Questions That Senate Democrats Should Ask Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Stumpf is about to testify before the Senate Banking Committee, thanks to a request from five Democratic senators. Here are seven concerns, and seven sets of questions, that should be posed to him -- either at Tuesday's hearing, or as part of a more rigorous investigation afterward.

Should Wells Fargo Execs Responsible For Bilking Customers Be Forced To Return Their Pay?

The Conversation US | Posted 09.19.2016 | Business
The Conversation US

At the very least, don't Wells Fargo's customers have a reasonable expectation that executives who profited off their misfortune be required to return some of their ill-gotten gains?

Al Capone, Meet Wells Fargo

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.13.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every major bank on Wall Street has a rap sheet that would make a Chicago gangster blush. Nevertheless, bank-servile Republicans have been calling to disband the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, even as it brings Wells Fargo to something like justice.

4 Easy Steps to an Ick-Free Life: How to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

Morgan Simon | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Morgan Simon

As Managing Director of Pi Investments with a decade in the social investment field, I am tasked to help families align their money with their values. They are the type of people you may be secretly jealous of for their ability to live graciously, and yet their investment portfolio didn't match them at all.

The World is Looking to the US for Third Party Risk Guidance

Tom Garrubba | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Tom Garrubba

As more organizations here in North America and overseas increasingly utilize third party vendors with a global presence to perform critical functions, process key transactions and provide exposure to sensitive proprietary information, those organizations with mature third party risk (TPR) programs are receiving a loud call to provide assistance to those new to the TPR field.

Banking On Trust

Keith Mestrich | Posted 08.18.2016 | Money
Keith Mestrich

Financial institutions can and should be a force for good. It's not enough for banks to only appear trustworthy or reliable. If major institutions want the hearts and minds of the public back, it's time for them to take broad, concrete steps to change the way they approach banking altogether.

How We'll Co-create Our Future By Changing Business For Good

Kat Taylor | Posted 08.17.2016 | Business
Kat Taylor

We've all bemoaned the headlines. Exorbitant CEO pay, environmental devastation, corporate fraud, corruption. We read about big scandals in the busine...


NerdWallet | Posted 08.15.2016 | Business

By Laura McMullen The idea of writing a check and waiting for the transaction to clear may seem as slow-moving and dated as a game of "Pong." With d...

Standing on the Ledge Looking Down: Should You Jump?

Dean Sioukas | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Dean Sioukas

As a little kid, do you remember climbing up the big diving board for the first time? You know, the really big one with steps that seemed to go just below the heavens, leading to that massive slab of concrete at the top which was really known as a platform diving board?

Is Blockchain the Future Front Lines of Cyber Security for the IoT Future?

Sergio Fernandez de cordova | Posted 08.11.2016 | Technology
Sergio Fernandez de cordova

Blockchain is essentially a continuously growing record or ledger of digital events that is shared among many different parties. It can only be updated by a consensus of the majority of the participants in the system and cannot be altered or erased once entered.

New Report: The Financial Industry Costs U.S. Taxpayers Trillions

Lynn Parramore | Posted 07.26.2016 | Business
Lynn Parramore

America's financial system is broken for all but a few at the top -- that much is plain. The rest sense that we are stuck on the minus end of some great financial formula, but given the complexity and size of Big Finance, it's hard to pin down exactly why it happens and how it all adds up.

New Networks to Fight Modern Slavery

Duncan Jepson | Posted 07.24.2016 | Impact
Duncan Jepson

The exploitation of people - whether their efforts are provided by debt bondage, under threat of violence, psychologically, by imprisonment or deceivi...

Tired Of Lousy Bank Service? You Can Start Your Own Bank, Or Be Glad These Folks Did

Michael Levin | Posted 07.13.2016 | Business
Michael Levin

Jay and Luvleen Sidhu are a father and daughter who have spent their careers running banks. So they know better than anyone the frustration people hav...

Unlocking The Secrets Of Cryptocurrency: An Interview With Ethereum Co-Creator Taylor Gerring

Eric Douglas | Posted 07.13.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Eric Douglas

Outspeak caught up with two cryptocurrency experts, Ethereum co-founder Taylor Gerring and crypto commentator David Seaman, to get their thoughts on the evolution of cryptocurrency, and what comes next.

War On Weed's End In Sight

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The end of the federal government's War On Weed is approaching fast. No matter how the details work out, that much seems pretty clear at this point.

Can The Democratic Platform Really Change The Future of American Banking?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As our nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve exerts tremendous control over our nation's banks. Unfortunately, it is also largely controlled by them. Too often, it fails to reflect the will of the people whose representatives created it.

The Banking Fight We Can Win Right Now

George Goehl | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
George Goehl

There's a big banking fight in front of us right now. It's a fight that could result in a huge win for families and a death knell for the predatory practices of an entire industry -- payday lending.

Fighting Financial Exploitation to Protect Retirement Savings

Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.15.2016 | Fifty
Debra B. Whitman, Ph.D.

By Debra Whitman and Jilenne Gunther "For years I suffered silently. I didn't want to tell anybody. I couldn't muster the courage and you have to hav...