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Ryan Grim

Banker Literally Applauds Elizabeth Warren At Senate Hearing | Ryan Grim | Posted 02.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bank regulators and executives typically hope to escape a Senate Banking Committee hearing without becoming the subject of a viral video...

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...

Zach Carter

Swipe Fee Fallout Has Small Banks Relishing Rare Advantage Over Wall Street | Zach Carter | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

Last year's wild legislative melee over debit card swipe fees featured a curious contradiction: Although big Wall Street banks stood to lose the most ...

Simon Johnson: Why Would Small Banks Oppose Debit-Card Reform?

The New York Times | Simon Johnson | Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

It’s not hard to understand why large banks oppose any attempt to overhaul the financial arrangements currently surrounding credit cards and debit c...

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...

Zach Carter

Community Banks Win By Losing: Inside The K Street Hustle | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - During the fight over Wall Street reform, community banks were most often pitted against their behemoth rivals. Small banks, which hold g...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Amending Financial Reform Bill To Prevent 'Backdoor Bailouts' After Concerns Raised | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In response to concerns that his financial reform bill allows for "backdoor bailouts," Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd will amend h...

Shahien Nasiripour

Dodd Decision A Surprise To Reformers | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd's decision to break off negotiations with Republicans and go it alone on financial regulatory refor...

Community Banks Are Worth Saving

Camden R. Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Camden R. Fine

Locally operated, hometown community banks are worth saving. Consumers are recognizing the benefits of local banks dedicated to the best interests of their customers and their communities.