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5 Ways You Can Occupy Wall Street

Edward Murray | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Edward Murray

Thousands of people across the world are actively maintaining the front line of the Occupy movement; this article is not for those people.

Let's Move it All!: Why Universities and Other Institutions Should Participate in Bank Transfer Movement

Caitlin Dally | Posted 02.11.2012 | College
Caitlin Dally

My university and many other Jesuit institutions uphold a great standard in their commitment to fighting for social justice. Is investing in corporate banks, which foreclose on families who they purposefully target with sub-prime mortgage loans, socially just?

Big Banks Slated To Lose Billions In Customer Cash Over Next Year: Report

Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Big bank interest in netting a profit on the backs of customers may end up backfiring. The top 10 retail banks are projected to lose $185 billion ...

A Massive Positive Impact Potential: 5 Reasons Colleges and Universities Should Move Their Money

Zoe Mendelson | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Zoe Mendelson

By keeping their massive endowments in big banks, colleges inherently support the behaviors of those banks and everything those banks invest in. And those things happen to constitute the seeds sowed from which we now reap this crisis.

The 99-99-99 Plan

Carolyn Kay | Posted 01.15.2012 | Chicago
Carolyn Kay

Neighborhood credit unions could become an alternative to big banks for Chicago residents, if Second Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti is successful in passing an ordinance he introduced yesterday.

Citigroup, Deutsche Bank Pay Big To Settle Claims They Misled Credit Unions

AP | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Citigroup Inc. and Deutsche Bank are agreeing to pay a total of $165.5 million to settle federal regulators' claims that they misle...

MI Dems Push Jobs Jolt

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2011 | Detroit

Lansing Democrats are rallying behind legislation in the House of Representatives designed to spark growth for small businesses and hire out-of-work M...

Tens Of Thousands Joined Credit Unions On Bank Transfer Day

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

Tens of thousands of Americans joined credit unions on Saturday, as the Bank Transfer Day movement encouraged consumers to move their money out of big...

Transferring Power: Or, Why I Pulled My Head Out of the Sand and Switched to a Credit Union

Melissa Arjona | Posted 01.08.2012 | Black Voices
Melissa Arjona

Switching to a credit union is one of the easiest and most sustainable forms of protest, and one of the most effective ways to shift the (im)balance of power.

Move Your Money: Banking for the 99%

Brad Lander | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Brad Lander

This post was co-written by Samira Rajan, chief executive officer of Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union. This Saturday, November 5 is "Transfe...

The Procrastinator's Guide to Bank Transfer Day

Deyanira Del Rio | Posted 01.05.2012 | Business
Deyanira Del Rio

You want to do it. You've been meaning to do it. Here are 5 reasons to finally ditch your too-big-to-fail bank and move your money to a local credit union.

Jillian Berman

Bank Transfer Day, OWS Share Sentiments But Take Different Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

"How do you kill a bank?" mused Christopher Guerra on a blustery morning at Zuccotti Park. "Strip it of its capital. You can't defeat banks head-o...

Zach Carter

Move Your Money Activists Prepare For Bank Transfer Day On Nov. 5

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While major banks pride themselves on "financial innovation," they always function in a way that stays fundamentally the same: They hold...

Emergence Of The New Banking Economy: M&A, Regulatory And Market Forces Dramatically Reshaping Industry

Kevin L. Petrasic | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Kevin L. Petrasic

The U.S. banking industry is entering a particularly volatile period in our nation's economic history that is rapidly reshaping the industry, the demographics of financial services providers, and the way that financial products and services are delivered and consumed.

Stunning Number: Big Banks Set to Lose 70,000 Accounts on Move Your Money Day

Van Jones | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business
Van Jones

Today, tens of thousands of people all over the country will leave the big banks and move their money to community banks and credit unions, where people remember things like customer service and loyalty.

Local Credit Union Membership Spikes With 'Bank Transfer Day'

Glenview, IL Patch | Emily StoneEmail the Author | Posted 01.04.2012 | Chicago

Credit unions are reporting huge bumps in business as people pull their money out of banks and put it into non-profit credit unions. The movement, whi...

Cities Can "Move Our Money" and "Keep it Local"

Jefferson Smith | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Jefferson Smith

As thousands and thousands protest Wall Street and 99% of Americans face a challenging economy, many of us have been asking ourselves, "What locally can we do to help?"

More People Joined Credit Unions Since BofA's Debit Fee Controversy Than In All Of 2010: Survey

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

More consumers flocked to credit unions last month than in all of 2010 combined, likely in part due to the controversy surrounding debit card fees. ...

Zach Carter

MoveOn Joins Move Your Money Project For Nov. 5 Day Of Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

With the Occupy movement continuing to gather momentum, political organizers at the progressive nonprofit MoveOn are joining a campaign from other pro...

BofA Customers Most Likely To Leave Their Bank

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

Customers at Bank of America are more likely to leave the bank than customers of other big banks and credit unions, according to a recent poll. Ni...

Bank Transfer Day: The Start of Something Great

Bill Cheney | Posted 01.01.2012 | Business
Bill Cheney

Consumers are upset about bank fees. They have also been intrigued by "Bank Transfer Day," another reason our credit unions are telling us new members are coming in the door. These new members have made the right choice, because they can now start saving.

The 10 States Where Bank Accounts Are The Least Popular

Posted 12.28.2011 | Business

As debate rages over the role of banks in society today, a sizable number of Americans continue to have no bank account at all. Close to one-third...

Big Banks' Latest Problem? They're Sitting On Too Much Cash

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

The economy is only barely growing, making some consumers and businesses skittish about taking out loans and with banks not lending that money out, it...

Best Credit Cards If Your Credit Is in the Doghouse

Curtis Arnold | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business
Curtis Arnold

To enjoy the real benefits of credit cards, you'll need to keep your secured account in good standing for a year or two. Commit to earning and saving more money, so you can control your credit cards instead of letting them control you.

Reuters Analysis: Boost In Big Bank Fees Could Push Consumers To Turn To Alternative Lenders

Posted 12.17.2011 | Business

Alternative finance firms, from credit unions to online and pawn lenders, are gaining traction as banks turn off the tap for easy cash and start c...