Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate Banking Committee held confirmation hearings for two of the potentially toughest federal regulators.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, CFPB’s Office of Financial Education is just getting off the ground.

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.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase appeared before Congress this week, apologizing for big mistakes that translated to big losses.

Friday, May 25, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some members of Congress are aiming to remove the voices of banking executives from the conversation at the Federal Reserve.

Tuesday, April 03, 2012 11:12 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Senate played a bit of bipartisan political gamesmanship in their nominations this week.

Friday, January 13, 2012 11:23 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Not surprisingly, this election year will shape up to be an ideological battle royal between proponents of free-market capitalism and those that would impose some constraints on unfettered capitalism in the form of regulation. Back in 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act was passed in order to address some of the abuses by financial institutions that led

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 12:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, plans to streamline a number of regulations it “inherited” as part of its inception from seven other agencies. And it’s asking the public for advice on how to tackle the job. Raj Date, special adviser to the Treasury on the CFPB, said in a statement the goal is