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Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

The Enemy of My Banker Is My Friend

Jerry Ashton | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jerry Ashton

From the look of things, entering its "terrible twos," OWS is still working through a learning curve on this. If it doesn't manage to find common ground with other activists, this may be a cautionary tale for protests groups in the U.S. and throughout the world.

Deficit-Free Economic Stimulation

Steve Pociask | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business
Steve Pociask

Congress has it hands full again. With the potential of cutting government spending and raising taxes, most Democrats and Republicans have one thing they can agree on - either option could jeopardize an already weak economic recovery.

Congress: Stop Listening To The Banks

Bill Cheney | Posted 09.18.2012 | Small Business
Bill Cheney

The fact is, small business -- which most agree is the lodestone for greater employment and faster economic recovery -- needs greater access to credit.

Credit Unions Just Got a Little More Transparent

Dennis Santiago | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money
Dennis Santiago

In December 2009, my friend Arianna Huffington called with this idea to educate "ordinary" people about the financial system. We called that project "Move Your Money" and the tool has been running ever since.

Paul Blumenthal

Citizens United Decision Leaves Industries Free To Battle In California Primary

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race for a newly drawn congressional district in California's Inland Empire is shaping up as a clash of titans. It's not the candida...

Checking Accounts That Pay Decent Interest

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.23.2012 | Money

High-yield checking accounts might be as rare as Sasquatch these days, but that doesn't mean they don't exist. An annual survey from Bankrate.com, ...

Credit Unions Are Easily Forgiven -- Banks, Not So Much

Credit.com | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money
Credit.com

The Temkin Group, a business that consults on and researches customer experiences, has done a new survey of 10,000 consumers to determine which businesses customers are most and least likely to forgive.

Why Credit Unions Matter

Gary Oakland | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Gary Oakland

Credit unions serve more than 90 million Americans and play a key role in supporting our economic recovery. Unfortunately, current law imposes requirements which unfairly penalize healthy credit unions for growing to meet the needs of their members.

The Business of Foster Care

Ryann Blackshere | Posted 05.14.2012 | Impact
Ryann Blackshere

College students excitedly anticipate opening their mailboxes to find care packages filled with food, school supplies, and other college essentials sent from mom and dad. But for students who grew up in foster care, the care packages don't often come.

Hey JPMorgan, A Bank Account Is Not Like A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

JP Morgan Chase wants consumers to believe that a maintenance fee for a checking account is just another ordinary item in a household's monthly budget...

Making Bank Transfer Day Work for You

Richard Barrington | Posted 01.02.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As a consumer you have the right to look for free checking accounts, and the highest interest rates on CDs, savings accounts and money market accounts. Don't limit your choices to credit unions.

Zach Carter

Top Credit Union Halts Wage Garnishing In Response To State Government Layoffs

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 07.24.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Facing heavy government layoffs from budget cuts, the North Carolina State Employees Credit Union says it will no longer seek to garnish...

Credit CARD Act One Year Later: Was it a Success?

Scott Gamm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Gamm

One year ago on February 22, 2010, the epic Credit CARD Act took effect, which aimed to reform the entire credit card industry. Has it been a success? The simple answer: yes and no.

Join a World-Wide Bank Run in December -- Move Your Money

Robert E. Prasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert E. Prasch

"A spectre is haunting Europe." No, its not the revolution that Karl Marx supposed would come about. It is the simple act of removing all of our money from the big banks, and doing so en masse on the same day -- December 7th.

Pioneers of the New Normal

Sarah van Gelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Sarah van Gelder

Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery we were promised has not materialized. There's growing talk about a "new normal"--a ne...

Frustrate the Bankers: Give Credit Unions More Biz-Lending Authority

Bill Cheney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Cheney

The only ones who oppose expanding credit union business lending are banks -- and they are thwarting its consideration.

How C.D.O.'s Brought Down A Credit Union

New York Times | GRETCHEN MORGENSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WHEN Wall Street is accused -- as it has been so often these days -- of selling risky products to unwitting customers, it usually argues that investor...

Community banks capitalize on social media

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

Community banks and credit unions have been around since the mid 1800s. Unlike most commercial banks which exist as publicly listed companies, credit ...

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...

Move Our Money: Why Universities Should Join the Movement

Dan Apfel | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Dan Apfel

You know where you keep your money, but where do the institutions where you go to school, work and live keep their money? Most of them have accounts with one or more of the major banks.

Big Bank Customers Move Their Money And Explain Why

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans fed up with the lack of financial reform and the behavior of big Wall Street banks are moving their money to smaller community banks and cre...

WesCorp, U.S. Central: Regulators Seize Control Of Two Credit Unions

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Friday seized control of two large institutions that provide wholesale financing for U.S. credit unions, a mo...