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Bank of (Parts of) America...

I got a real paper letter in the mail this evening telling me that my local branch of Bank of America is closing. Decreasing foot traffic, more people doing banking online or by phone, blah, blah, blah. 305 more words


Study: QE is no welfare program for big banks

If there’s one thing that both the left and right in America can agree on, it’s that the U.S. government is the thrall of Wall Street, handing out freebies to big banks whenever it gets the chance. 414 more words


(B)(N) The Canadian Bank Act

Drama. The Canadian chartered banks have never been “too big to fail”, but few of them ever have – we know of only three in recent times – the Home Bank in 1923 (ninety years ago), and the Canadian Commercial Bank (CCB) and the Northland Bank of Canada (NBC), both in 1985 on “investment issues”, although there were some “sensitive issues” in 2008 as well ( 1,747 more words

Capital Markets

Does Dodd-Frank Have Teeth After All?

Just how big a deal is the announcement late yesterday afternoon that the Federal Reserve Board and the FDIC have rejected the so-called “living wills” drawn up by the nation’s 11 largest financial institutions as inadequate to ensure that they can be liquidated in a cost effective manner? 785 more words