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Consumer bureau investigates bank overdraft fees

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.
Posted In: overdraft, Banks, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Sick to death of saving

Feb 17, 2012
Commentator Zo Webster has been a saver all her life - but recently she's begun to change her tune.
Posted In: Saving, frugality, spending, Banks, Money

Volcker Rule aims for fewer risks in the market

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.
Posted In: Volcker Rule, Paul Volcker, Banks

How do Americans feel about the banks?

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.
Posted In: foreclosure, Banks, Greece

'Education is the most important thing'

Jan 27, 2012
Credit union officer Niki Wong discusses how many Asian American households handle their personal finances.
Posted In: Asian-american, family, Money, finance, gold, Banks, kids, Education

Financial Trust Index: Faith in U.S. banks slides

Jan 26, 2012
According to the Financial Trust Index, Americans have little faith in their investment options.
Posted In: Banks, Trust, anger

Banks shrink and turn profits

Jan 19, 2012
Marketplace's Heidi Moore discusses what's significant about banks shrinking and reporting profits.
Posted In: Banks, too big to fail, downsize

Banks drive customers away

Jan 13, 2012
Consumers are hit with new fees at the same time banks reach out to attract new customers.
Posted In: Banks

The German safety deposit box

Jan 9, 2012
In the face of the euro crisis, so many investors are desperate for a safe place to park money, they're paying the German government to hold onto their cash.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Germany, Banks

Bank failures down but not done

Jan 3, 2012
The number of bank failures in 2011 fell from the previous year, but banks are far from being out of the woods just yet.
Posted In: Banks, banking, FDIC, failure

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