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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...

Catherine New

Prepaid Cards Have A Short, Expensive Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

Short-lived and high-priced. Such is the life cycle of a prepaid card. Consumers only use a card for six months on average before moving on to anot...

Advancing Consumers' Interests

Richard Cordray | Posted 04.30.2012 | Money
Richard Cordray

We have heard story after story of consumers being hit with fees they did not expect and do not understand. We take these complaints very seriously.

5 Pieces of Banking Wisdom to Ignore

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

There are many useful rules in personal finance that can help you successfully manage your money. But it's also useful to know when those rules can be broken.

Zach Carter

Debunking The GOP's 'Uncertainty' Economic Argument

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the economy in a slump for nearly four years, corporate executives and conservative politicians have repeatedly invoked "uncertaint...

Say Goodbye To Traditional Free Checking

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Free checking as we know it is ending. The days when you could walk into a bank branch and open an account with no charges and no st...

Tales Of A Pioneering Big Bank Refugee

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Peter G. Miller

As banks have gotten bigger and badder there's been an increasing urge to go elsewhere, to send business to community banks and local credit unions, s...