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America's Least Favorite Bank Revealed

Reuters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Money

(Corrects score for JPMorgan) By Rick Rothacker Dec 11 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co jumped to first in a U.S. custom...

Wells Fargo In Hot Water Over Sandy Policy

Reuters | Posted 01.16.2013 | Business

* Delays may violate mortgage settlement - attorney general * Bank says actions misinterpreted, it is helping customers ...

Mark Gongloff

Elections Give Financial Reform New Lease On Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.07.2012 | Business

Wall Street's costly gamble to kill financial reform by betting heavily against President Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren in the 2012 election has b...

Christina Wilkie

Wall Street Looking At A Blue Night

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.06.2012 | Business

Through much of the campaign, major Wall Street banks have nursed visions of a Republican majority capturing control of the Senate and then weakening ...

It's Time to Make It Easier to Move Your Money

Pamela Banks | Posted 01.23.2014 | Money
Pamela Banks

Consumer frustration has only grown in the year since Bank Transfer Day as bank fees have continued to rise. It's time to make it easier for consumers to move their money so they have a real choice when it comes to where to bank.

Not Too Big to Jail

Allan Brawley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Allan Brawley

We need to hold bank CEOs and other corporate officers personally liable for their misconduct. Simply fining companies does not work since they obviously see this as just another cost of doing business.

MORE Banks Subpoenaed Over Libor

Wall Street Journal | Reed Albergotti and Jean Eaglesham | Posted 10.26.2012 | Business

Nine more banks have received subpoenas in connection with a probe into alleged widespread interest-rate manipulation by banks, a person familiar with...

WATCH: Neil Barofsky's Disappointment With Vikram Pandit and President Obama

Bill Moyers | Posted 12.23.2012 | Business
Bill Moyers

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Too Big to Lend

Stacy Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2012 | Small Business
Stacy Mitchell

Small business lending has fallen some at small and mid-sized banks, but not nearly as much as it has at big banks. All of this adds up to what may be the most compelling argument for breaking up the nation's biggest banks.

Catherine New

Battle of the Bigs: Walmart Challenges Chase For Your Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.09.2012 | Money

Big box retailer Walmart is taking on big bank retailers like Chase to nab a profitable demographic: low-income customers who are likely to incur tran...

What's the Difference?

Daron Acemoglu | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Daron Acemoglu

2012-08-28-scblog2.png Though the policies advocated by Republicans and Democrats are diametrically opposed on the surface, their implications and their constituencies may be much more similar.

Running for President? Better Know a Big Bank Bundler (or Several Hundred)

Dan Petegorsky | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Dan Petegorsky

As Republicans gather in Tampa this week, they've got a bit of a problem: figuring out how to wine, dine, and celebrate their sugar daddies in style without ripping back the veil of secrecy they've drawn over their super-wealthy backers.

America's Next Top Model Contestant Now Trying For Top Banker

Posted 08.24.2012 | Business

A former America’s Next Top Model contestant is now one step closer to becoming America’s next top banker. Citigroup is hiring season 5 contest...

Banker Bill Harrison's Bogus Brief for (Broken) Big Banks

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 10.24.2012 | Business
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Every day we rise and tell ourselves this will be a good day, free of that unique combination of predation, self-pity, mediocrity and disingenousness which characterizes the modern bank executive. And every day somebody proves us wrong.

Why I Still Do Business With Bank Of America

The New York Times | Posted 10.22.2012 | Money

Okay, I've admitted it: I bank with a big, money-center bank. Specifically, Bank of America. It's not the sole institution with which I bank. But I...

High Finance Tales

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

It's time for an update on activities occurring in the world of high finance. Several newsworthy events have occurred.

Consumers Fight Big Banks for a Day in Court

Rep. Dennis Kucinich | Posted 10.17.2012 | Business
Rep. Dennis Kucinich

The public at large is finally learning about abuses in the credit card banking industry. Over time, the banks may change their policies. But as a consumer, you must learn your rights, and you must insist that your rights are upheld.

Jamie Dimon's Great New Slogan for Romney-Ryan

Mike Lux | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Given the massive bailouts the industry scored in 2008-9, and how easy policy-makers have been on them, the arrogance and hubris of talking about Soviet style government is pretty amazing. But then that fits quite well with Romney and Ryan, too.

Catherine New

How To Get Free Gas This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

Next to offering an open bar night, free gas may be the next best way to soften up potential new customers. That is the strategy community banks and c...

Bank Off The Hook On Subprime Mortgages Probe

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

* Lifts estimate of "reasonably possible" legal losses * Firm says lost money on six trading days in 2nd qtr * Cuts mark...

Bank To Pay $4.8 Million To Settle Charges That Cost Customers $300 Million

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business

* Morgan Stanley to pay $4.8 mln, no admission of wrongdoing * Electricity price-fixing said to cost consumers $300 mln ...

Shark Sightings from Cape Cod to Wall Street

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 10.07.2012 | Business
Nancy Rubin Stuart

A new generation of finance shark pups have been growing in the muddy waters of big business since the 1980s.

Catherine New

Credit Unions Can Thank WaMu For Kicking Off Bank Exodus

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

Long before Occupy Wall Street protesters were doling out Big Bank Haterade, Main Street customers were steadily moving their money out of banks and i...

Jamie Dimon, Professional Skateboarder?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

The man President Barack Obama calls “one of the smartest bankers we’ve got,” is actually a professional X-Games skateboarder, according to some...

Senator Defends Controversial Move

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Say this for Phil Gramm: the man sticks to his guns. Thirteen years after helping to repeal the Glass-Steagall Act and under widespread criticism, ...