Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 6:05 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Fed prepares to charge 70 big banks and financial companies $440 million.

Monday, November 26, 2012 5:45 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The chairman of the SEC, Mary Schapiro, is stepping down after a term that dealt with the consequences of the financial crisis.

Friday, August 31, 2012 11:19 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The results of a two-year SEC study on investors is in: Americans fail at financial literacy, but the SEC has suggestions for communicating with us.

Monday, August 27, 2012 4:05 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The SEC voted on and passed a new rule for the oil and mining industry and a rule on conflict minerals from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:22 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

On Wednesday, the Securities Exchange Commission adopted a new rule defining who needs to be regulated in the over-the-counter swaps market.

Friday, February 03, 2012 8:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

In mid-January, the SEC requested comments from the public on financial literacy and investor disclosure issues. The Dodd-Frank Act mandated that the SEC conduct this study to identify investors’ levels of financial literacy and come up with ways of improving disclosure materials pertaining to investment products, services and providers. They also must identify the most

Sunday, October 23, 2011 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

While hundreds of bank failures have drained the FDIC’s Deposit Insurance Fund over the past four years, members across the banking industry may have a reason to celebrate. Over the next five years, the FDIC estimates losses of $19 billion due to bank failures, according to a report released last week. Wait, is that the good news?

Thursday, July 28, 2011 9:00 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

A year after the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law, the Securities and Exchange Commission has plowed through many of the studies that the act required and has proposed or adopted rules for the 90 provisions requiring them, the SEC website reports. One of those provisions empowered the SEC

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:12 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

It’s been a tough year for the Dodd-Frank Act. Not only is the House of Representatives working to undo investor protections, the judiciary is as well. On Friday, July 2, an appeals court threw out the proxy access rule set by the Securities and Exchange Commission as empowered by the Dodd-Frank Act, the Los Angeles

Wednesday, July 06, 2011 4:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Five prominent consumer advocacy groups have banded together to protest a federal agency’s decision to ignore a significant new law intended to help clean up the regulatory mess that contributed to the U.S. financial meltdown several years ago. In a lengthy letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Center for

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