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Places with the Highest Rates of Political Giving

January 28, 2014

There are more than nine months to go before the 2014 U.S. midterm elections take place, but campaign season has already begun—and is about to hit full swing. All 435 seats in the U.S. House [...]

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Glass-Steagall 2.0: The Past, Present and Future of Financial Regulations

December 21, 2012

During campaign season, you may have heard congressional candidates like now-Senator Elizabeth Warren harp on something called the Glass-Steagall Act. More than a decade after its repeal, Glass-Steagall is in vogue again because of the [...]

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The CFPB Takes On Mortgages

July 2, 2012

Since the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was signed into existence in July 2010 as part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, it has launched a crusade to improve mortgage lending procedures [...]

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The CFPB Takes on Overdrafts

June 18, 2012

While overdraft “protection” programs have been slightly reigned in since the Electronic Fund Transfer Act was updated in 2010, wily banks have continued to find ways to sign up customers and charge them for purchases [...]

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Why Durbin’s Right to Question Student Debit

June 12, 2012

Last week, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL, of Durbin Amendment fame) and Representative George Miller (D-CA), wrote to the CFPB and Education Department officials asking them to investigate financial agreements between universities and companies that disburse [...]

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Volcker and the Whale

June 11, 2012

Just when we thought the drama over bank regulation was dying down, JPMorgan Chase announced massive trading losses of at least $3 billion, once more reminding us that even the most well managed banks take [...]

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NerdWallet Study: California’s Counties Show Credit Divide

June 6, 2012

In a time of sharp disparities in access to credit, California’s counties perfectly illustrate the lending divide. In a NerdWallet analysis of approval data, Sacramento and Marin Counties were far more likely to qualify for [...]

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The Federal Reserve’s Salvo in the War on Women

April 17, 2012

It’s one thing to say that a college kid might not contribute to a family’s income. It’s quite another to deny a homemaker’s role to the household – but that’s exactly what the Federal Reserve [...]

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Law and Order in the Wild West: Parsing Prepaid Regulation and Recommendations

March 16, 2012

This has been a busy week for prepaid debit: the Senate Banking Subcommittee held a hearing on the prepaid market, and the Center for Financial Services Innovation released a model disclosure box aimed at promoting [...]

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Sheriff Menendez Takes on the Wild West of Prepaid Debit

February 2, 2012

Please join us in welcoming the newest member of Team NerdWallet, credit card ninja Ellie Wilkinson! As we’ve been saying, prepaid debit cards are high in fees and low in rewards, especially when compared to [...]

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