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Articles About Banks
March 04, 2016
Auto Loan Amounts Are on the Rise, and So Are Delinquencies
People are borrowing more to buy cars, but the rate of defaults is increasing as well. Why?
February 27, 2016
What Killed Your Local, Community Bank?
Small, local banks are an endangered species these days. Here's what happened to them.
January 28, 2016
How Reddit Changed My Family’s Finances
Reddit is useful for far more than gaming forums. It impacted many of my family's financial decisions in the past year — for the better.
January 25, 2016
5 Signs That Your Bank Could Be Ripping You Off
If you’re not happy with your current financial institution, you can vote with your feet.
January 14, 2016
5 Times Customers Got Payback on Big Banks
Banks have become some of the most hated institutions in the business world. Here are five customers who fought back against them in creative ways.
December 28, 2015
10 Worst States in America for Banking in 2015
Who's watching your money? We work hard for our money, so it’s only natural that we want to protect it and give it proper storage.
December 02, 2015
The 10 Financial Companies Americans Complain About the Most
Have a problem with your bank, credit card company, or mortgage servicer? You’re not alone.
November 15, 2015
This “Bullsh*t” Law Could Help Companies Hide Their Finances
A bank deregulation proposal has been resurrected by the SEC, and could have a big impact on investors. Here's what you should know.
November 03, 2015
Warning! Your Social Media Activity Can Hurt Your Finances
A new model takes into account a number of things when deciding whether creditors will work with you, and it's pulling your social media posts into the mix.
August 26, 2015
Why Big Banks Are Worried About Budgeting Apps
A major bank is recommending that you rethink using tools like Mint and Credit Karma. Are their concerns founded? Or a simple deflection?
June 09, 2015
Unless You’re Wealthy, Banks Don’t Really Care About You
For many among America's poor, having a bank account is becoming more of a liability than an asset. Why is that?
May 23, 2015
The Big Banks Cheated Everyone Again, But There’s a Twist
The big banks were caught manipulating the markets yet again, and hit with hefty, but still lenient, fines. But there is one small difference this time.
May 19, 2015
Teachers Are Going to Prison, Yet Wall Street Criminals Go Free
Teachers are being sentenced to prison in a cheating scandal, yet those who orchestrated the financial crisis got away scot free. What gives?
April 07, 2015
Why Wall Street and Big Banks Keep Breaking The Law
Six of the world's biggest banks are being fined billions for manipulating the foreign exchange market. Don't expect this behavior to stop any time soon.
April 04, 2015
5 Reasons Credit Unions Can Be Better Than Banks
To choose the best financial institution, the key is to gather all of the relevant information. Here's what you need to know about credit unions.
March 18, 2015
America’s Unhealthiest Banks are Some of the Largest
What problems have the Fed and reformers found?
February 28, 2015
Here’s the Easiest Way to Avoid Annoying Bank Fees
Paying fees to an institution for simply holding your cash and providing accessibility seems counterintuitive in the land of competition.
January 24, 2015
The Top 50 Dividend Stocks Loved by Billionaires
A new product seeks to help investors follow which dividend names are held by Wall Street’s elite.
January 16, 2015
3 Reasons Why You May Want to Rethink Bank of America
The nation’s second largest bank by assets recently reported a dismal quarter.
December 15, 2014
Why Banks Make Better Criminals Than People
Turns out the best bank robbers in the world are bank executives.
November 24, 2014
A Guide to Prepaid Debit Cards
Prepaid debit cards, otherwise known as general purpose reloadable cards, can be an alternative to traditional credit and debit cards.
November 06, 2014
Are Americans Too Broke to Own Bank Accounts?
If you want to know how broke some Americans are these days, just look at their bank accounts, or lack thereof.
October 15, 2014
Elizabeth Warren: A Progressive 2016 Candidate?
Amid cries for her to reconsider 2016, Warren is busy with other things.
August 27, 2014
Are Obnoxious Bank Fees Sucking You Dry?
Being nickeled and dimed on your checking account adds up to more than just petty change.
August 25, 2014
Hedge Funds Love These 10 Stocks
The largest hedge funds in the market used volatility and acquisition activity during the second quarter to significantly boost their equity exposure.
August 06, 2014
The Most Important Payment You Should Make This Month
From utility companies to wireless providers, everyone is collecting money from your paycheck.
July 21, 2014
Why Are Banks Refusing to Transfer Your Money Abroad?
As regulators crack down on money laundering, the world’s largest money movers have scaled back their cash transfer businesses.
July 18, 2014
3 Reasons We Hate Banks
A recent Money Rates survey found out some of the reasons why we are dissatisfied with our banks.
July 17, 2014
Why JPMorgan’s Beat Leaves a Lot of Room to Get Negative
JPMorgan's net revenue fell 5 percent year-over-year, and net income fell by a whopping 21 percent.
July 16, 2014
Bulgaria Is Letting Bad Banks Fail; Could the U.S. Do the Same?
Last week, the Bulgarian government pulled the plug on its forth largest bank after a financial scandal came to light. Could the U.S. do the same?