Business

March 25, 2015

Banks Concerned About Apple Pay Fraud

Some banks have begun to make changes in how they activate customers’ credit-card accounts to use Apple Inc.’s new mobile-payment system after reports of fraudulent transactions, […]
March 20, 2015

Consumer Optimism Reaches New All-Time High

Amid continued strengthening in employment, consumer optimism toward the economy is growing and appears to be contributing to further improvement in overall housing sentiment, according to […]
March 13, 2015

How Big is This Year's Average Tax Refund?

In the first 30 days of the tax season, the government processed over 48 million individual income tax returns. Forty million Americans, or 83% of those […]
March 10, 2015

Technology Boosts Big Banks' Customer Satisfaction

Will technology provide the shot in the arm that megabanks need to catch up with community banks in customer service?  A new survey suggests that might […]
March 9, 2015

Students Launch 'Debt Strike' Over School Loans

A handful of former students claiming to be “made poor by the business of education” are protesting their student loans by refusing to pay them.  They’re […]
March 4, 2015

How Much Did the Typical American Make Last Year?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fourth-quarter earnings survey is out, and the news is generally good. The median American was taking home $41,392 at the end […]
February 26, 2015

New Studies Indicate the Best Way to Reach the Unbanked

More banks should think about how to attract consumers who rely heavily on alternative financial providers like check cashers and payday lenders, two recent studies suggest.  […]