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Shadow Banking in China: A Morphing Target

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 11.18.2015 | World
Otaviano Canuto

China's shadow banking system thrived in the years after the global financial crisis, until reined in by regulators since 2013. Nevertheless, new forms of shadow banking are emerging.

5 Smart Ways to Keep Your Privacy Secured Online

Jonha Revesencio | Posted 11.03.2015 | Technology
Jonha Revesencio

As we continue to increase our usage and dependence on the internet and the wonderful tools it offer, the risks and threats involved like hacking and cyber viruses continue to proliferate.

Your Midyear Financial Checkup

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jason Alderman

The summer months allow most of us a chance to slow down and catch up -- on relaxation, on chores and with a bit of scheduling and focus, on our money goals.

5 Basic Banking Lessons to Teach Your Teen

David A. Dedman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Money
David A. Dedman

I'm surprised at just how little teens know about basic banking these days. I recently opened a checking account for my 18-year-old at our credit union. It was a real eye-opener. Here's what I'll go over with my teenager about basic banking.

Are Banks In Store For An 'Armageddon' Cyber Attack?

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.02.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

As with most things in the modern age, our banking has largely shifted from physical, brick-and-mortar banks to a "secure" website or app that handles...

People In Developing World Use Paperless Platforms To Get Loans, Build Credit

QUARTZ | Leo Mirani | Posted 02.18.2015 | Impact

In recent years, the banking and finance industries have not done a lot to earn the trust of consumers in the West. But in poor countries, basic finan...

2015 Rankings: 10 Best Online Banks

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.11.2015 | Money

You might be skeptical of online banks, wondering whether your funds are as safe with a virtual institution as they are with a traditional one; however, all of the online banks listed below are FDIC-insured, meaning your funds are just as protected.

Ranked: The 10 Best CD Accounts of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 04.01.2015 | Money

CD accounts can still be useful and beneficial financial tools, though. With higher rates than traditional checking and savings accounts, on average, these accounts are great when trying to grow a set amount of funds, on the side, for a future expense or goal.

We Ranked the 10 Best Checking Accounts of 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.21.2015 | Money

Of all the places you keep your money, your checking account is the foundation. It's the one of the most popular financial products in the country, used by roughly 200 million Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Ranked: The 10 Best Savings Accounts for 2015

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.18.2015 | Money

This is the first installment of GOBankingRates' third annual "Best Banks" series, linking consumers with the best banks and bank accounts of 2015.The most popular financial resolution for Americans this year was saving money -- and yet many are largely ignoring the one product designed to help them do just that.

How to Overcome Your 6 Biggest Digital Banking Fears

GOBankingRates | Posted 12.24.2014 | Money

Yes, privacy policies are long; however you can gain confidence by reading the privacy policies of the sites you're on. By knowing what agreeing to a site's terms and conditions really means, you'll feel more in control of your information and aware of what a company can do with it.

JPMorgan Breach Is 'Crisis Point' For Banks

AP | By ALEX VEIGA | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New details on a cyberattack against JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s computer servers this summer add to increasing doubts over the securi...

I Just Say One Word -- Just One Word: Efficient-Banking

Spiros Margaris | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Spiros Margaris

Mr. McGuire: I just want to say one word to you - just one word. Benjamin: Yes sir. Mr. McGuire: Are you listening? Benjamin: Yes I am. Mr. McGuire:...

Walmart Wants To Be Your Bank

AP | JOSEPH PISANI | Posted 11.24.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is the latest company to get rid of fees that traditional banks charge customers who don't have enough money in their accou...

How to Bring Your Financial Life Online

Jeanette Pavini | Posted 08.24.2014 | Money
Jeanette Pavini

Even the most Internet savvy of us have at one time or another felt a little reluctance to bring our financial life online. And while it always comes with a risk, the truth is, you could be more at risk sending a bill payment by snail mail than you are paying it online.

Bank Branches: Not Going Anywhere, Anytime Soon

MyBankTracker | Posted 04.16.2014 | Business

In a world where everything has transitioned to be modern, fast, and efficient, more and more banks are downsizing their branch networks, raising the question: Do bank branches still matter?

Improving the World, One Brilliant Idea at a Time

Rachel Braun Scherl | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Rachel Braun Scherl

I don't know about you, but I am constantly amazed at how some of the most mundane activities in life have been transformed with elegant, brilliant so...

Afraid to Try an Online Bank? You Need to Read This

Casey Bond | Posted 03.24.2014 | Money
Casey Bond

Americans are becoming increasingly comfortable with socializing, going to school, even finding their soul mates (or mistresses) online. So when it comes to something as mundane as banking, why aren't more people ditching their traditional banks for the online version?

'Tis the Season... to Start Saving

Diane Morais | Posted 02.03.2014 | Money
Diane Morais

Whatever causes you stress this holiday season -- whether it is juggling family and social obligations, finding the right gift for everyone or planning travel -- a sure way to enjoy the holidays more next year is to establish a savings plan for managing spending in 2014, which will be here before you know it.

Understanding Consumer Adoption of Mobile Banking in 2013

Joseph Polverari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Joseph Polverari

It came a lot faster than anyone predicted: Mobile banking is growing so quickly that it is even overtaking traditional online banking. It's quite possibly the most significant innovation across the industry since the ATM.

Is Anything Safe Online?

Michael Gregg | Posted 11.16.2013 | Technology
Michael Gregg

The reality is, there's never been any such thing as online privacy. Just because the website you're on has a lock symbol in the address bar, doesn't mean it's 100 percent safe. Here are four ways you didn't know you could get hacked.

How Are You Affected by a Bank Merger or Failure?

MyBankTracker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Small Business

Unfortunately, bank mergers and failures occur from time to time. In the event that you are be directly affected when your bank changes or shutters its doors, there are a few things you should know.

How to Prevent Financial Snooping

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Richard Barrington

Edward Snowden made waves internationally with his revelations about the electronic snooping the U.S. government does into personal communications. But government spooks aren't the only people who may be trying to peer over your shoulder digitally.

Hands Up! This Is a Cyber Heist

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 09.17.2013 | Technology
Hemanshu Nigam

Banks do not hold the only responsibility for protecting financial information and customer funds. The average consumer possesses the necessary tools to help keep cyber-criminals from stealing money and pertinent data by following just a few simple precautions.

Catherine New

Why There's A Waiting List To Get This Checking Account | Catherine New | Posted 05.24.2013 | Small Business

At many big banks, customers say they want out. But with Simple, a new kind of free online checking account, there is a two-week waiting list to get i...