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4 Reasons Why Your Banking Relationship Is About to Significantly Change

Gene Marks | Posted 08.25.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

The banking industry is undergoing an enormous change. And, whether you like it or not, your business is stuck in the middle of it. Your paper checks are slowly disappearing in lieu of electronic payments.

Finding Our Way Out of the Woods

Nell Merlino | Posted 07.06.2014 | Small Business
Nell Merlino

With all the new opportunities brought on by better education, technology, availability of data and women's growing power in all sectors, why are millions of women still stuck not making enough money?

Pull Up and Lean In, Ladies!

Nell Merlino | Posted 04.30.2013 | Women
Nell Merlino

It appears that our ability to do pull-ups and to "lean in" to our careers are part of the next phase of the working women's movement.

The Business Case for Pro Bono: Psychoanalyzing Capital One's Core Engagement Strategy

Aaron Hurst | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Aaron Hurst

Would-be psychotherapist Carolyn Berkowitz helps drive the CSR field from the helm of Capital One Foundation. I met with her recently and had the chance to discuss her own career path and how the business value of pro bono service has made it a core strategy.

Gerry Smith

How Banks Are Outsourcing Their Defense Against Cyber Attacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Technology

For weeks, hackers have attacked many of the country's largest banks, disrupting their websites and frustrating customers who have been unable to acce...

2013 -- The Year of the Consumer

Bill Bartmann | Posted 03.02.2013 | Business
Bill Bartmann

There is a new sheriff in town and he carries a big stick. The sheriff's name is Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and he is going to shake things up.

Deck the Malls: The 4 Best Credit Cards for Holiday Shopping

Curtis Arnold | Posted 01.21.2013 | Money
Curtis Arnold

These four rewards credit cards offer special deals and promotions that can help you stretch your budget, eliminate interest payments and even score you exclusive access to unique holiday experiences.

Catherine New

Post-Sandy Borrowers Face Uncertain Credit Help Due To Bank's Murky Policies

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 11.14.2012 | Money

Karen Sposato is one of the lucky homeowners in Breezy Point, N.Y., a community ravaged by Hurricane Sandy and the devastating fires that followed -- ...

Nonprofit Boosts Female Vets Turned Entrepreneurs Amid Job Crisis

Posted 10.25.2012 | Impact

Sgt. Lindsay Freeland was used to being one of the guys. She served alongside them in Afghanistan, sharing most responsibilities. But back home, Freel...

Below the Fold: Credit Card Robo-Signers, Bogus Debt and Comcast Blocks a Site?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 10.23.2012 | Money
Richard Zombeck

According to the New York Times, the debt collection industry has been a heavy user of "robo-signed" affidavits. Remember the robo-signing debacle with mortgages?

5 Credit Cards to Turn Your Wallet Into a Workhorse

Curtis Arnold | Posted 10.07.2012 | Money
Curtis Arnold

Our survey of the market's best cash-back credit cards reminds us that you can earn some significant rebates, just by focusing your spending through the right account.

Catherine New

New Scrutiny For Credit Card Companies Selling Useless Add-Ons

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.06.2012 | Money

The nation's biggest credit card companies are under increasing pressure to stop selling add-on credit card products to customers who don't really nee...

Banks To Pay Millions After Being Charged With Improper Military Foreclosures

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Capital One has agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations the bank violated special consumer protections in federal law for membe...

Who's Grabbing Your Wallet? A Missed Chance to Help Consumers

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business
Preeti Vissa

It's bad enough that the joining of Capital One and ING created yet another too-big-to-fail bank; that it created a too-big-to-fail bank with a record of abusing and exploiting customers struck us -- and many other consumer advocates -- as beyond the pale.

The Imploding Banking Sector

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

If you are on the House Financial Services Committee or the Senate Banking committee or one of the regulators for the numerous corporations that operate in the financial services sector, you have had very little down time this summer.

Friday Talking Points -- Another Sad Day

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

We're not going to have our normal partisan talking points today. We're going to follow the lead set by Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, and we're just not going to go there today.

Dodd-Frank and CFPB Provide Stimulus to Economy With Milestone

Adam Levin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Adam Levin

In it first 365 days, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has already done more to protect the American public than this do-nothing Congress has accomplished since it was sworn in back in the dawn of 2011.

Capital One Settlement Shows Limits of Government Watchdogs

David Callahan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business
David Callahan

Something really bad happened at a big bank, and tens of millions of dollars are being shelled out in settlements, and yet so far no heads are rolling. Just maybe that's because ripping off customers is now part of the business model for major banks. And why punish executives for doing their job?

What The Capital One Settlement Means For You

Reuters | Posted 11.28.2012 | Money

By Beth Pinsker Gladstone NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - The Capital One Financial settlement with U.S. regulators over deceptive mark...

Millions To Receive Refunds For Bank's Deceptive Tactics

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Money

* Resolves charges from CFPB, OCC * Bank accused of misleading credit card customers * Case is first enforcement action ...

Ryan Grim

CFPB's First Big Action Could Boost Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced its first enforcement action Wednesday morning, targeting Capital One for deceptive m...

Alexander Eichler

Woman Says Her Husband's Bankruptcy And Death Didn't Stop The Debt Collectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 06.27.2012 | Business

If you declare bankruptcy, debt collectors are supposed to leave you alone. And if you declare bankruptcy and then die, that's really supposed to be t...

Solving the Riddle of Veteran Unemployment

Paul Rieckhoff | Posted 08.22.2012 | Business
Paul Rieckhoff

As Americans make their July 4th plans, it's time to change the dialogue about our nation's newest veterans.

Loren Berlin

Mom Can't Get Credit Card, Starts Protest Movement

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Money

Holly McCall, a 34-year-old mother of two from Vienna, Va., grabbed headlines last week with her fight for the right of stay-at-home mothers to open t...

Donations To Scott Walker Group Encounter Fraud Problem

ProPublica | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics

When MaryAnn Nellis tried to pay for groceries on April 14, her credit card was declined. Later, she said, she found out why: Her credit card company,...