Will low interest rates keep crimping bank profits?

Oct 12, 2015
Earnings reports will show how banks continue to deal with low interest rates.
Posted In: lending, big banks, interest rates
The organizations that lend student money aren't the real lenders.

Why relaxing terms on student loans could backfire

Sep 24, 2015
Letting borrowers off the hook could be bad for the whole market.
Posted In: student loans, debt, Economy, forgiveness, lending, sallies mae, whiteboard
Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee February 24, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Banks prepare for round two of stress tests

Mar 11, 2015
Results are due Wednesday and not all banks might pass this time.
Posted In: Banks, banking, stress tests, lending, Federal Reserve

Looking to start a business? Family first

Feb 21, 2014
How to fund your business idea when banks won't lend.
Posted In: family, business, lending, loans

How your mortgage is related to the debt ceiling

Feb 12, 2014
...not to mention the Federal Reserve and treasury yields.
Posted In: Treasury bill, mortgage, Mortgages, loans, interest rates, Banks, lending, emerging markets

Should the post office sell personal loans?

Feb 11, 2014
Providing basic financial services could bolster the post office's income
Posted In: post office, payday loans, lending

Car buyers borrow more, for longer terms

Aug 14, 2012
Banks are willing to lend to buyers with subprime credit ratings again. Now you can be underwater on your car as well as your house.
Posted In: Auto, car, lending, underwater car

Microeconomics through the eyes of a microbrewer

Aug 1, 2012
A brewer in Oakland says he'd love to expand, if he could only get a loan. His story illustrates a common complaint among small business owners.
Posted In: Small Business, lending, beer

New social finance site for student loans

Apr 2, 2012
SoFi launches an experimental new, community-based student lending program that provides students with lower cost loans and school alumni with a unique investment opportunity.
Posted In: social lending, student loans, lending, education costs

Save our savings

Feb 24, 2012
Marketplace economics editor Chris Farrell says it's all very well telling us to save, but where are we supposed to put our money?
Posted In: savings bonds, Postal Service, lending, borrowing, legislation