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Banks' Hoarding At ECB Hits Record, Signaling Lending Fears Still Loom
Is Our Destiny Pottersville or Bedford Falls?
Building contractor and Community Activist
Small businesses have always been the backbone of the economy in America. The current leaders seem to have forgotten this piece of our economic puzzle.
Unrequited Loan: Banks Just Can't Seem to Commit...
Thousands of residential co-op and condo loans close each day, but many of those loans have taken a great deal of time and effort to complete.
Gone Baby Gone: Can a Dying Deal Be Saved?
As the struggling recovery inches along, many of us on the ground know residential real estate's dirty little secret: getting to the closing table has become increasingly more difficult.
Customers Close Accounts To Protest Wall Street, Abusive Lending Practices
U.S. Small Businesses Turn To Microlenders For Funding
FDIC: Bank Lending Tumbles 7.5 Percent In 2009
Bankrupt Firms Claim Billions in U.S. Stimulus
Are Bank Executives Really Stuck in the Fog?
Rep. Edolphus Towns
House Oversight Committee Chairman
Common sense should have told these gentlemen that when the President of the United States summons you to the White House, you check the weather ahead of time and plan accordingly.
Mortgage Lenders Making Record Profits, Consumers Suffer
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Chairman Bernanke, We Don't Believe It Is Over
Veteran of the political blogging community
There is a reason that the American people are losing ObamaHope. It's not just unemployment. The reality cuts much deeper than the everyday lives of normal people.
Brokering the Bailout
Teacher of wriitng and media, UCI
Bailing out big banks has hardly contributed to a climate conducive to free markets and competition. On the contrary, it has allowed institutions already too big to fail to gobble up other banks.
Real Change: Turning Up the Heat on Non-Bank Lenders
Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Democratic Senator from Massachusetts
The big banks are storming Washington, determined to kill the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. But there is an even bigger change in the wind: regulating the non-banks.
Local Credit Unions Vs. Big Banks: Can You Get A Loan?
Smaller Cities Avoid Consumer Lending Crunch
Christina Romer Gets it Wrong: "We Need Banks to Lend Like Crazy"
Washington Editor at Large of The Atlantic and founder and sen...
"Lending like crazy" is exactly what helped trigger the global financial crisis -- and reflating those trends would be a major mistake if that is what the Obama administration is pushing.
My Mother and Father Must Start Lending Again
Editor of the satirical news site The Bulletin, at itsthebulle...
Mom, Dad, listen: The time has come to get this household economy moving again. And the only way we're going to be able to do that is if you guys start lending.
Lending is Contracting -- As Well It Should
Hale "Bonddad" Stewart
Tax lawyer, former bond broker, financial blogger
There is a rather ridiculous line of thought going on regarding the banking industry: if you receive TARP funds then lending is supposed to increase.
A New Closing Dynamic
Founder, The Skinny On book series and Street Smarts
It seems to me that if the seller and buyer are in agreement on all terms, then the mechanics of the closing should never delay the manifestation of the parties' desire and intent, i.e. money for deed.
Treasury to Promote Homeownership? Not so fast
Mark Winston Griffith
Short Selling Rules Expire Today
Credit Unions Lose Money On Paper: "Nobody Is Insulated From This"
HSBC Sees Dive In Profits, Jump In Negative-Equity Loans
Housing Lenders Worry Of An Even Bigger Second Wave Of Loan Defaults
Will Skittish Banks Slow U.S. Economy Even More?
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