Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, October 04, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A former TD Bank executive is heading to jail for 18 months for stealing approximately $240,000 from the financial institution.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 1:22 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Postal Service floats the idea of post offices getting into the banking business.

Friday, September 20, 2013 6:21 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The nation’s economy is still at risk from banks that are so large, they cannot be allowed to fail.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:41 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Regulators chose to protect banks over consumers in foreclosure “review” settlement, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:39 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Does “too big to fail” now mean “too big for trial”? The Senate Banking Committee wants to know.

Thursday, November 08, 2012 3:49 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Several prominent critics of the banking industry won election or re-election Tuesday.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks, meet the new “cop on the beat.” The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has outlined its plan to supervise the nation’s large banks and other depository institutions. Elizabeth Warren, special adviser to the secretary of the Treasury on the CFPB, said in a statement that the consumer agency is “here to make sure

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 9:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Credit cards and mortgages. Those two consumer financial products are in the sights of Elizabeth Warren. She’s an assistant to President Barack Obama and special adviser to the secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Credit cards and mortgages made the top of Warren’s list because they are, respectively, “the most widely

Wednesday, November 03, 2010 9:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Halloween 2010 may be over, but financial institutions might still be scared if they’ve been reading the recent remarks of Elizabeth Warren, the former Harvard University law professor who is helping to “stand up,” to use her term, the new federal consumer protection bureau. Warren has unfolded a picture of an agency that’s little like