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2011 in review: The banking industry

Dec 28, 2011
From pesky hidden fees to the status of Dodd-Frank financial reform, from the impact of Europe's debt crisis to lending -- we look back at the year in banking.

Lender of last resort

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB offers a historic $639 billion to 500 European banks.

Banks are lending again

Dec 12, 2011
Between July to September of this year, bank credit lending was up 10 percent -- the highest rate since before the Lehman Brothers collapse in 2008.

Where lending rose and dropped

Dec 7, 2010
And this final note. For all the pronouncements that we'd become better, smarter savers out of the financial crisis, looks like the wallets are out...

Question on banks lending

Apr 12, 2010
From: Howard Goldberg Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 9:31 PM To: Hirsch, Paddy Subject: Your White Board Explanations are great and fun....I...

Hamsters with loans

Feb 24, 2009
There's a lot of wheel-spinning when it comes to restructured loans. A bank regulator testified to Congress today that more than half of modified...

Neighbor vs Neighbor

Feb 20, 2009
One reason I think the housing bailout is raising so much ire is that it pits Americans against each other. A family on one side of the street...

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The Countrywide Rap

Feb 19, 2009
Countrywide's reputation is in the toilet, so Bank of America is flushing that name forever. The company will now be called Bank of America Home...

The housing plan is out

Feb 18, 2009
President Obama unveiled his plan for the housing market this morning. Here's a detailed article from Bloomberg about the proposal, but I'll also...