Banks and Finance
June 12, 2015 -
The urgent need for non-predatory financial services in the South is increasingly being met by community development financial institutions, which serve small businesses and entrepreneurs while building wealth in underserved communities.
February 10, 2015 -
In a new report, "Tar Heel Power Brokers," Facing South/Institute for Southern Studies ranks the top 101 most influential special interests in North Carolina politics through a combination of lobbying power and political spending in N.C. state-level elections. These four interactive graphics tell the story of these power brokers' influence in state government.
November 14, 2014 -
With North Carolina-based Bank of America and other big banks in trouble again -- this time over pursuing consumer debts that aren't legally collectable and manipulating foreign currency markets -- isn't it time for the Justice Department to stop allowing corporations to evade prosecution?
October 27, 2014 -
Predatory lenders continue to target members of the U.S. military -- and they're getting help from some state politicians like North Carolina House Speaker and U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis.
June 17, 2014 -
The action against JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the latest in a wave of lawsuits filed against big banks for discriminatory lending practices that have hurt cities and minority borrowers.
September 5, 2013 -
After several Texas cities passed laws banned certain high-cost lending practices, a company called TitleMax found a way around them: It's giving away cash for free to lure in customers who can then find themselves stuck with loans that have annual interest rates as high as 310 percent.
June 17, 2013 -
Former employees of Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America gave sworn statements that the bank lied to homeowners, denied loan modifications for bogus reasons and rewarded employees for sending homeowners to foreclosure.