Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:43 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Big-bank CEOs say U.S. corporations need big banks to operate, but corporate insiders aren’t so sure.

Friday, December 23, 2011 1:30 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Banks will have an extra month to try and influence how regulators will implement the Volcker rule. From Cheyenne Hopkins at Bloomberg: U.S. regulators will extend the comment period for the so-called Volcker rule, giving lawmakers and banks more time to seek changes in the proposed ban on proprietary trading, said a government official familiar

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 9:15 am
By Gregg Fields · Bankrate.com

Even if he weren’t 6-foot-7, Paul Volcker would be a towering figure. There is, of course, his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman from 1979-87, when some of his toughest anti-inflation policies produced demonstrations in the streets of Washington. But there is also his work in other fields, including helping track the assets of Holocaust victims,