Spain in trouble as borrowing costs rise over 7%

Jun 19, 2012
If yesterday was all about Greece, today belongs to Spain. Concern about Spanish banks has pushed the government's borrowing costs over 7 percent. That's a level that pushed other smaller European countries -- like Greece -- over the edge.
Posted In: spain, banking, bankia, bailout

Investing in sustainability: Banks get a green thumb

Jun 14, 2012
This week, Bank of America became the latest bank to make a sustainability pledge. The New York Times suggests this a way for Wall Street to restore its image. But, instead, could it just be a savvy investment strategy?
Posted In: banking, sustainability, corporate responsibility

How a CEO prepares for Senate testimony

Jun 13, 2012
The CEO of JPMorgan has been summoned to Capitol Hill today. According to his prepared remarks, Dimon will apologize, saying he feels "terrible" about the $2 billion blunder.
Posted In: JPMorgan, banking, Jamie Dimon

Banks warm to short sales for strapped homeowners

May 31, 2012
Pre-foreclosure sales are offering more relief in the tough housing market.
Posted In: Housing, foreclosures, banking

Why disclosure wasn't enough to stop JPMorgan losses

May 22, 2012
After the financial crisis of 2008, regulators focused on the idea of disclosure to prevent further problems in the financial industry. But what happens when the bank itself doesn't know how bad things are?
Posted In: banking, financial crisis, JPMorgan, Jamie Dimon

European banks continue to fear extra withdrawals

May 21, 2012
Europeans are withdrawing extra money from their bank accounts in case the continent's financial crisis deepens and the single currency system falls apart.
Posted In: Germany, Greece, banking

Occupy movement takes up responsible banking cause

May 17, 2012
Chicago is getting ready for all the world leaders who will be in town for the big NATO meeting that starts today -- and for the busloads of people who will be coming into town to protest. Some will be associated with the Occupy Movement, which is hoping to re-ignite after a quiet winter.
Posted In: Occupy, banking, Chicago

JPMorgan losses now estimated at $3 billion

May 17, 2012
Problems continue to swell for the banking giant, whose reported $2 billion loss could actually now be something more like $3 billion.
Posted In: Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan, banking

Fears of bank runs on the rise in Greece

May 16, 2012
New elections are scheduled for June 17th in Greece, but that may not be soon enough to calm fears at Greek banks. Almost a billion dollars worth of deposits was withdrawn on Monday alone.
Posted In: Greece, banking

Greek citizens pulling money from banks

May 16, 2012
With a new general election on the way in Greece and the country's membership in the European Single Currency in the balance, people in Greece are trying to keep their bank accounts from losing value if ever the euro is dropped. Greece's central bank chief says depositors pulled about $900 million about of bank accounts Monday alone.
Posted In: Greece, banking, Greek debt