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Norman Williams is CEO of Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan on Chicago's South Side.

Black-owned banks are dying. Here's why it matters.

Jul 2, 2015
Spoiler alert: Racism still exists. And research shows it affects lending.
Posted In: race, bank, Chicago, racism

Ex-Im Bank, to reauthorize or not to reauthorize

Jun 30, 2015
The Export Import Bank’s charter expires Wednesday at midnight.
Posted In: bank, contracts, finance

Little banks swing (and miss) at the big guys

Jul 23, 2014
People hate big banks, but small banks are struggling to win them over.
Posted In: bank, small banks, credit unions

Financial companies play venture capitalist

Jun 30, 2014
What can we learn from a gathering of financial technology start-ups?
Posted In: financial industry, bank, industrial technology

B-corporations can put social purpose over profits

Jun 20, 2014
Minnesota is the latest state to offer businesses b-corporation status
Posted In: bank, patagonia, banking

Why is our banking system so far behind?

Feb 17, 2014
In U.S., it takes days for a bank payment to clear. In foreign countries, it happens in seconds.
Posted In: bank, online banking

A look inside the secret home for central bankers

Jun 5, 2013
A nondescript office building in Basel, Switzerland, houses one of the most powerful commercial banks in the world. But only central bankers are allowed to pass.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, Switzerland, Federal Reserve, bank

New York City cyber thieves loot $45 million

May 9, 2013
The thieves also hit up 2,000 ATMs in Manhattan in a single day.
Posted In: bank, ATM, Crime

Setting up a bank in Britain gets easier

Apr 29, 2013
Despite the recent global banking crisis, UK regulators have decided to cut down application approval times for new banks and lower the capital requirements. An American starting a bank there says this will stimulate competition.
Posted In: bank, metro bank, United Kingdom, Britain

India Finance Minister to set up women only bank

Mar 1, 2013
India's finance minister has announced plans to set up the country's first ever women only bank. P Chidambaram says he hopes that it will be granted a license by October.
Posted In: India, women, bank

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