Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, April 10, 2015 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

GE is breaking up and selling off its banking business in order to slim down, and shed some of its regulatory burden. Will large banks

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, March 20, 2015 4:27 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Is that a teller in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? New mobile banking tech lets you chat face to face with a teller on your mobile device.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

Friday, March 06, 2015 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

To ensure the nation’s largest banks won’t crumble in the next big economic downturn, the Fed put the nation’s biggest banks through a tough stress test.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:16 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

A new report released by the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research scores banks on the scale of risk they pose to the financial system, and Chase came in at No. 1 overall by a wide margin.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:52 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

An EMV card with a smart chip loaded with encryption technology is difficult for anyone to clone at any price, let alone your run-of-the-mill petty criminal.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

The Federal Reserve is forming task forces to combat the two biggest problems in America’s ’70s-era payment system: slow speeds and slack security.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:50 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Not the type to do your banking on a phone or tablet? You’re now in a shrinking minority. More than half now use mobile banking twice a week or more.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:13 pm
By Stacy Jones ·

Checks aren’t about to go extinct — they’re one of the most accepted payment methods.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:40 am
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

A poll released this week by the Progressive Change Institute showed 58 percent of Americans support breaking up big banks like Citigroup.

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