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Zach Carter

'We'll Fight This To The Death': The Vicious Capitol Hill Battle Between Banks and Credit Unions | Zach Carter | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In early February, Alabama Republican Spencer Bachus called for a meeting between two of the most quietly influential interest groups in...

Debit Interchange: Those Who Can Least Afford It Will Be Hurt Most

Bill Cheney | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Bill Cheney

Attempting to narrowly cast debit interchange as some type of deserved comeuppance for Wall Street banks misses a much broader and consumer-oriented picture.

Zach Carter

Bank Lobby Splinters On CFPB Ahead Of Director Confirmation Deadline | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A rift is emerging among bank lobbyists over the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the deadline approaches for President Barac...

Julian Hattem

Move Your Money: Where Populist Fervor Meets Friendly Faces | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Huge bonuses to bank executives, casino-style financial practices and millions of unreturned stimulus dollars have made many consumers angry at the na...

Consumers Are Moving Their Money to Credit Unions, Rising Membership Shows

Daniel Mica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Daniel Mica

People who want to move their money out of big banks would be well advised to look not only at community banks, but also at the nation's credit unions. For consumers, the move makes perfect sense.