Tap here to turn on desktop notifications to get the news sent straight to you.
Join HuffPost Plus
Kimberly White/Getty Images
Big Banks Just Claimed A Constitutional Right To A Taxpayer Subsidy
Visions Of Our Land via Getty Images
Wall Street Got Burned In Washington This Year, For Once
It's a Christmas miracle!
Bank Lobby Opposes Telling Students How Much Colleges Make Off Campus Debit Cards
A group that represents consumer banks is pushing back against warnings by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that
Coming Soon: Another London Whale Shocker?
Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
President, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
Did the London Whale revelations result in protections for bank customers -- and their federal insurers -- from this kind of gambling?
JPMorgan Chase Spent $8 Million On Lobbying Last Year, More Than Any Other Bank
Ironically, one rule the bank has lobbied Congress hard about is the Volcker Rule, which prohibits banks from trading with
Since When Did Megabanks Become Your Evil Step-Mother?
Author of Swiped. Former Director New Jersey Division of Consu...
Banks say transaction reordering is not simply a new way to squeeze profits from unsuspecting customers. They claim that by processing the largest transactions first, they're actually doing us a solid.
Will New Congress Believe Banks' Inflated Claims of Good Corporate Citizenship?
President and CEO, National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy
This summer, Wells Fargo paid $175 million to settle federal accusations that it steered black and Latino borrowers into high-cost loans and charged them excessive fees. Is Wells trying to make amends for its racism by increasing investment in communities of color? No.
There's a Chance Your Credit Report Is Wrong and the New Consumer Agency Is Hamstrung
Why don't we have tougher laws that prohibit banks and credit card companies from fabricating negative credit scores so that they can charge higher interest rates and laugh all the way to the bank?
Senate Delays Vote On Bill That Would Banish Financial Regulation To Cost-Benefit Analysis Hell
Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) reportedly had planned to push the bill out of committee
Risky Business Pays Off For Wall Street: Financial Crisis Penalties Pale Compared To Profits
In the crisis year of 2008, Goldman turned a total after-tax profit of $2.3 billion -- enough to pay the entire industry's
Do you have info to share with HuffPost reporters?
JPMorgan Chase Connections To The House Financial Services Committee
By ProPublica, ProPublica
The FDIC As ProPublica's Jesse Eisinger wrote recently, this is also something of a test for the OCC under its new commissioner
Jamie Dimon's Presidential Cufflinks A Gift From A White House Resident
Several sources have now reported that the prominent cufflinks Dimon wore during the hearing bore the seal of the President
Disempowered Bankers Start Super PAC, Reveal Plans for World Domination
Democracy Advocate, U.S. PIRG
When is Packard imagining himself having this conversation and what will he be asking for to call off the hounds? This statement speaks volumes about how the industry thinks about its involvement in politics.
While Jamie Dimon Gently Weeps, Another "Big Stick" Bank Attack on Democracy
Richard (RJ) Eskow
Host of 'The Zero Hour'; Writer; Senior Advisor, Social Securi...
The new SuperPAC is meant to consolidate the bankers' stranglehold over our politics and our lives.
Richard Siewert, Former Treasury Counselor, Could Move To Goldman Sachs
The revolving door between Wall Street and Washington is about to turn once more. Richard Siewart, onetime counselor to Treasury
Auction 2012: How The Bank Lobby Owns Washington
Alongside the professional lobbyists come actual bankers -- but not necessarily the Wall Street crowd, even though they have
Simon Johnson: The Big Banks Fight On
The bank lobbyists have a problem. Last week, they lost a major battle on Capitol Hill, when Congress was not persuaded to
Senators Back Delay In Crackdown On Fees That Yield Billions For Banks
Bank Lobby Splinters On CFPB Ahead Of Director Confirmation Deadline
"The CFPB should focus its energies is on supervision and examination of non-bank financial providers," American Bankers
In Stealth Lobbying Move, Wall Street Coordinates With Check-Cashers, Payday Lenders To Gut CFPB
This is not the first time Wall Street has asked The Chamber to block bank regulations by rolling out companies with a better
White House Allies Push Bank Lobby Line On Government Mortgage Reform
Even before the heated days of the housing bubble, Fannie and Freddie reaped enormous profits from its mortgage securitization
Community Banks Win By Losing: Inside The K Street Hustle
If the new pricing plan remains in place, it'll be a boon for small, local bank. But Verdier insisted that Visa's new pricing
Crony Capitalism: Wall Street's Favorite Politicians
Senior Reporter, HuffPost
All 21 senators who voted with Wall Street on the bailout and financial reform are Republicans, and Republicans raked in over 90 percent of the total campaign contributions.
Elizabeth Warren Meets With Bank Lobbyists
Elizabeth Warren, a top candidate to lead the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, met quietly last week with some
Culture & Arts
TV & Film
Style & Beauty
Food & Drink
Home & Living
Impact: Project Zero
Impact: This New World
Listen to America
From Our Partners
What's Working: Purpose + Profit