U.S. households had better bank access in 2019, FDIC says. And then the pandemic happened.

A higher unemployment rate and economic turmoil means the number of unbanked households could rise again.
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There have only been a handful of Black financial regulators, for generations

Sep 7, 2020
Only 10 of 327 top financial regulators appointed by the president and confirmed by the Senate were Black.
About 3% of the financial regulators that oversee Wall Street have been Black, according to a report out from Georgetown University.
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How the FDIC approaches cryptocurrencies

Nov 5, 2019
Is it an asset or a security? Jelena McWilliams, head of the banking insurance agency, talks about balancing innovation and regulation.
FDIC chairman Jelena McWilliams talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about financial technology, or fintech, in April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia.
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Did the government meddle too much during the financial crisis?

Mar 13, 2018
The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. shares her perspective.
 Sheila Bair.
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If nominated, the new chairman of bank overseer FDIC could support less regulation

Jun 20, 2017
The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, which regulates many of the country’s smaller banks and oversees the “living wills” of larger banks, could soon have a new chairman. President Trump plans to tap long-time Republican congressional staffer James…

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Banks' 'living wills' aren't looking so good

Aug 5, 2014
Banks still don't have realistic plans for an "orderly failure."

Money mysteries solved

Jul 18, 2013
Explaining some terms, phrases and concepts about money you might hear everyday, but not fully understand.
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Sheila Bair: Cyprus deposit tax unlawful, destabilizing

Mar 19, 2013
Sheila Bair, former chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, shares her views on the Cyrpriot bailout plan and whether such a levy could ever happen to U.S. depositors.