Mar 8, 2012 Consumer borrowing is on the rise. Here's the thing: Credit card borrowing is down. Student loans and auto loans -- investment debt -- is up.
Feb 29, 2012 Barclay’s, JPMorgan Chase, and Capital One announced that they’ll launch a trial program for a mobile payment system this summer, joining the ranks of Google Wallet and other mobile payment programs.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Mar 7, 2012 So much for the end of crazy credit card solicitations -- card companies have become more aggressive than ever. We look at which solicitation techniques work and why.
Feb 23, 2012 Prop trading, as it’s called on Wall Street, is the target of the Volcker Rule, a centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank financial reform act. Marketplace’s Paddy Hirsch explains what proprietary trading is, and why it’s potentially dangerous for our savings and the financial system.
Elizabeth Wynne Johnson
Feb 22, 2012 The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.
Feb 17, 2012 Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Heidi N. Moore
Feb 14, 2012 There's renewed debate today about the so-called "Volcker Rule." It's part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street reform passed two years ago. Basically, the Volcker Rule says banks should take fewer risks in the market.
Feb 9, 2012 Americans' feelings on the foreclosure deal, banks and whether they should worry about the European debt crisis. Gallup's Frank Newport offers up the latest data.
Feb 7, 2012 Banking giant Citigroup is to become the first global bank to issue its own credit cards in China. Debit cards are much more common there.
Feb 1, 2012 We use a credit card to pay for all monthly expenses and then pay it off at the end of each month. My credit score fluctuates every quarter, depending on when the accounts are checked. My question is how can we convince the credit rating company that we do not carry any credit card debt from one month to the next? My score is currently at 749 but has been as high as 815. Thanks, I really enjoy your program. Randy, Macomb, IL