Business

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.  […]
February 24, 2015

Lenders Step Up Loans to Subprime Borrowers

Loans to consumers with low credit scores have reached the highest level since the start of the financial crisis, driven by a boom in car lending […]
February 23, 2015

U.S. Banks Supposedly Unscathed by $1B Cyber Heist

No American banks were affected by a worldwide cyber ring that reportedly stole up to $1 billion from banks in 30 countries, U.S. officials and banking […]