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How a bank failure 150 years ago still shapes many Black Americans' relationships to financial institutions

Feb 15, 2024
The Freedman’s Bank was the first opportunity for formerly enslaved people to save and protect their money. But its failure in less than a decade still haunts Black Americans today.
Pictured above, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge at the Freedman’s Bank Forum held at the Treasury Department in 2022.
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Why financial startups are choosing human first names

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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How much economic influence do you think tech companies have?

Oct 19, 2018
78 percent of Americans think it's a great deal. But what exactly does that mean?
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House approves partial rollback of some Dodd-Frank regulations. Are we ready?

May 22, 2018
The House of Representatives Tuesday approved a bill that dials back some of the banking regulations put in place after the financial crisis. Among other things, it raises the threshold for which banks are considered to be big (“systemically important financial institutions,” as they are called). It also reduces some reporting requirements for banks regarding […]