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  1. Full Text: Yellen Backs Fed's Policy Course

    The full text of Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen's prepared remarks to Congress follow:Chairman Hensarling, Ranking Member Waters and other members of the Comm...

  2. On-Campus Credit Card Deals Fading Away

    Their on-campus credit card activities now closely monitored by federal regulators, financial institutions increasingly are turning to debit cards, prepaid cards and...

  3. Financial Reforms Establish Fed Rule Changes

    The landmark Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 gave the Federal Reserve a number of new responsibilities. Some influence consumers in...

  4. Protect your identity from Target security breach

    If you used your credit or debit card for holiday shopping between November 27 and December 15 this year at Target, the $73 billion-a-year (revenues) retailing giant...

  5. CARD Act Cut Fees $20 Billion

    The Credit CARD Act of 2009 succeeded in cutting fees for cardholders to the tune of about $20 billion per year -- without boosting interest rates or drying up the a...

  6. 4 Landmark Moves That Backstopped Consumers

    The world is a slightly safer place for consumers since the American economy unraveled. In the wake of the financial crisis, regulators and lawmakers got tough on so...

  7. NY regulator issue subpoenas to firms tied to Bitcoin: WSJ

    New York's top banking regulator has issued subpoenas to several companies associated with Bitcoin as part of an inquiry into business practices of the virtual curre...

  8. JPMorgan to Sell Off Commodities Unit

    JP Morgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is exiting physical commodities trading, the bank said in a surprise statement on Friday, as Wall Street's role in the trading of raw...

  9. Credit CARD Act: The Next Generation

    Cardholders are getting hit with fewer penalty fees and surprise interest rate hikes thanks to the Credit CARD Act of 2009, which ended a host of tricks and traps, a...

  10. Consumer groups worry U.S.-EU trade pact will weaken health, privacy regulations

    U.S. consumer groups plan to raise concerns on Wednesday about a proposed free trade agreement between the United States and the European Union, which they fear coul...

  11. Deutsche Bundesbank VP: Fed Proposals on Foreign Banks Not Helpful for Supervision

    Germany's top banking supervisor urged the U.S. to abandon its insistence on forcing big foreign banks to operate through separately capitalized subsidiaries, warnin...

  12. Buba VP Says Fed Banking Proposals Not Helpful

    Germany's top banking supervisor urged the U.S. to abandon its insistence on forcing big foreign banks to operate through separately capitalized subsidiaries, warnin...

  1. Capitol Hill hearing on Wall Street, HFT

    FBN’s Peter Barnes and former CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton on the future of HFT.

  2. Do Big-Bank Prepaid Cards Lead the Pack?

    Debit Cards Best Prepaid Debit Cards Do Big-Bank Prepaid Cards Lead The Pack?Big banks have jumped into prepaid debit cards.Many of the nation's biggest banks, inclu...

  3. SECURE Act would help you clear up credit-reporting errors

    Citing widespread errors in consumer credit reports, two U.S. senators have proposed a bill that would make it easier for people to learn about and challenge errors,...

  4. Bankrate Survey: Prepaid Cards go Mainstream

    The prepaid debit card industry is undergoing a transformation, and this makeover is looking good for consumers.Bankrate's 2014 Prepaid Debit Cards Survey shows that...

  5. The return of the subprime mortgage?

    MBS managing partner David Lykken on whether we are headed for another subprime lending mess.

  6. 'Jamming' Cleans Your Credit -- Temporarily

    A long-running scam by illegitimate credit repair operations is throwing a wrench into the already-beleaguered credit report dispute process, making it harder for th...

  7. Fed Adopts New Bank Rules Targeting Risk

    The Federal Reserve on Tuesday announced the adoption of several new rules aimed at reducing the amount of risk taken by large foreign banks with operations in the U...

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