banking

How Banks Make Risk Disappear

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There are a number of way to meet new capital obligations. You could retain earnings, rebalance your...

Bank of Ireland is Ready to Shake Up the British Banking Industry


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In early March, I wrote an article about how Royal Bank of Scotland Group could be making a...

JPMorgan Chase's China Syndrome: Nepotism

JPMorgan Chase can't seem to stay out of trouble hiring people associated with China's government, and it's coming under increasing scrutiny of Asian and American regulators.

Russia Sanctions and U.S. Investment: A Silver Lining?

With Russia's annexation of Crimea prompting worrisome forecasts regarding Eastern Ukraine and the eventual effects of sanctions, what do...

How Deregulation Could Save China's Economy

Headquarters of the People's Bank of China in Beijing. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

With China's economy expected to grow more...

Financial Stocks: Some Bigger Dividends Are on the Way

Exchange-traded funds offer a convenient way to invest in sectors or niches that interest you. If you'd like to add some financial stocks to...

Why U.S. Bancorp Shares Might Pull Back

While Fools should generally take the opinion of Wall Street with a grain of salt, it's not a bad idea to take a closer look at...

Is Bank of America's New Checkless Checking Right for You?

Bank of America has invented a checking account with a one-fee-fits-all arrangement that stops high overdraft fees. Not every customer will benefit, though.

The Dow Rises as High-Frequency Trading Comes out of the Shadows

The Dow Jones Industrial Average  was up 62 points at 12:30 p.m. EDT as news of an FBI investigation into high-frequency trading dominated...

New York Community Bancorp's Biggest Weakness

New York Community Bancorp is an exceptional bank. But that doesn't mean it's perfect in every respect. Its biggest weakness -- or, as a...

The Federal Reserve Might Be Annaly and American Capital Agency's Best Friend

Despite a pretty rough 2013, there may be a new reason to rally behind mortgage REITs such as Annaly Capital Management and American Capital...

1 Engaging Reason to Like These Banks

It's happened to all of us. At one time or another we've been the victim of terrible customer service. They weren't just unhelpful, but...

1 Possible Explanation for the Disastrous Week at Citigroup Inc.

Many investors know Citigroup had a terrible week following the announcement the Federal Reserve would reject its dividend and share buyback...

Where the Money Is: March 31

Why now is a good time to dive into that 10-K you've been meaning to read. Join Motley Fool banking analyst David Hanson and Matt...

Bank Investors Will Bask in a Champagne Glow This Week

Over the next few days, Bank of America JPMorgan Chase , and Wells Fargo  investors will engage in a lot of water-cooler talk about...

The California Security Breach Could Happen in Your State

Credit and debit card breaches are becoming commonplace among retailers lately, but the latest intrusion didn't occur on any...

Is Your Credit Card Interest Rate Above 20%? This Chart Shows Why.

If you carry a balance on your credit card, then you know how oppressive the interest rate can be -- in many instances,...

Get Your IRS Refund Quickly

With only a few weeks to go before the April 15 tax filing deadline, millions of Americans are digging up their W2s and firing...