Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, December 16, 2013 3:32 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton says the Volcker Rule was needed to stop risky trades.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:51 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal regulators have given final approval to the Volcker Rule, intended to reduce risky activity by banks.

Monday, March 11, 2013 4:11 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Ben Bernanke, Martin Greunberg and four other top regulators are named in a new lawsuit for the unsuccessful enactment of the Volcker rule.

Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Regulators have yet to finalize the Volcker Rule, but banks will need to be fully compliant with the law by July 21, 2014.

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

Thursday, December 29, 2011 4:06 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

This week, MetLife agreed to sell its online banking operations to General Electric. From Ben Berkowitz and Tanya Agrawal at Reuters: General Electric Co agreed to buy life insurer MetLife Inc’s online bank on Tuesday, in a deal that will let GE’s capital arm expand its funding base and lessen reliance on wholesale markets. The