Topic: Ed Mierzwinski
Checking account fees at big banks rising to $10 or more per month. Without large balances or computer access to eliminate checking account fees, poor could move to smaller institutions or out of banking system altogether.
09/27/2011 11:42 am
The Senate passed financial reform Thursday, and President Obama will sign it, but many of the tough decisions will be made by federal regulators. How they interpret the bill will be key.
07/15/2010 09:40 pm
Congress pledged to tighten regulations on Wall Street after its role in the recession. The industry is reaching into its deep pockets to shape the financial reform legislation to its liking.
12/22/2009 12:35 pm
Regulations in a House financial bill would mean the most significant overhaul of the financial-services industry since the New Deal.
12/02/2009 12:00 am
Supporters and critics agree that it greatly empowers consumers and changes the credit-card industry.
05/19/2009 01:00 am
Targets include credit card companies, payday loans with exorbitant interest rates, and predatory mortgage lenders.
05/02/2009 01:00 am
The president told credit-card companies Thursday he wants to halt arbitrary rate hikes and get more protections for consumers.
04/23/2009 01:00 am
Obama is to meet this week with banks about card-holder complaints. Congress is weighing a 'bill of rights' for borrowers.
04/21/2009 01:00 am