By Alan Pyke on March 7, 2014
Payday loan interest rates average 339 percent nationwide. Louisiana legislators want to cap rates at 36 percent in their state.
By Alan Pyke on March 1, 2014
Only 15 states prohibit high-interest payday loans, and that could fall to 14 if a pair of Pennsylania Republicans get their way.
By Alan Pyke on February 14, 2014
By a 44-37 margin, Americans support replacing predatory cash-advance companies with the U.S. Postal Service.
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By Alan Pyke on February 12, 2014
House conservatives who oppose the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau turned to Nazi comparisons.
By Alan Pyke on February 7, 2014
A new legally binding banker oath of office in the Netherlands indicates regulators may be at their wit's end.
By Alan Pyke on January 27, 2014
The CEO of Swiss banking giant UBS says critics are holding bankers to impossible standards rather than criticizing their many, many misdeeds.
By Alan Pyke on January 15, 2014
Congress' latest spending compromise cuts a combined $927 million from three agencies that are key to protecting taxpayers' interests.
By Tamara Fucile, Guest Blogger and Jennifer Erickson, Guest Blogger on December 11, 2013
The final draft of the Volcker Rule has stricter definitions and rules meant to reign in risk-taking at Too Big To Fail banks.
By Alan Pyke on December 3, 2013
The number of banks fell to a record low in September, underscoring the continuing risks the industry poses to the rest of the economy.
By Alan Pyke on November 25, 2013
JP Morgan's general counsel thinks Wall Street fines are too big and government shouldn't spend so much time and energy overseeing the industry.