Why financial startups are choosing human first names

by Andie Corban and Kimberly Adams Nov 13, 2019
In an attempt to seem more trustworthy than big banks, financial startups are giving themselves folksy first names.
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CFPB is taking a fresh look at bank overdraft fee rule

by Renata Sago Jul 2, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is reviewing a 2009 rule that regulates how banks charge customers who overdraw their checking accounts.
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A tale of two payment apps

by Justin Ho and Leila Goldstein Apr 26, 2019
Venmo and Zelle look like they should be competitors. But the two payment apps serve very different audiences.
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How the vest became Wall Street's bulletproof armor

by Justin Ho and Leila Goldstein Apr 19, 2019
The fleece vest has become ubiquitous in the finance world. Manufacturers are taking note.
Jeff Bezos, chief executive officer of Amazon, arrives for the third day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 13, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world's most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. 
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As relaxed regulations spur credit union memberships, banks cry foul

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Apr 3, 2019
The two sides will meet soon in federal appeals court.
At the Move Your Money March in the downtown Los Angeles financial district in 2011, Occupy movement members called for people to move their money from banks to credit unions.
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Chase seeks new markets with new branches

by Justin Ho Mar 14, 2019
JPMorgan Chase just announced that it’ll open 90 new branches by the end of the year.
JPMorgan Chase just announced that it’ll open 90 new branches by the end of the year

Washington banks try to lure customers with stylish branches

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Mar 13, 2019
Chase Bank has entered the Washington, D.C. market, setting off a bank battle.
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Divided Decade: How the financial crisis changed banking

by Tommy Andres Dec 21, 2018
Bigger, stronger banks … and threats.
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Federal Reserve chairs love to talk about their toolkit. But what’s in it?

by Jana Kasperkevic, Kai Ryssdal, and Bridget Bodnar Dec 18, 2018
We take a look at the tools at the Fed's disposal when it comes to keeping the economy humming along.
 The Federal Reserve building.
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How much economic influence do you think tech companies have?

by Danielle Chiriguayo Oct 19, 2018
78 percent of Americans think it's a great deal. But what exactly does that mean?

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