Jan 15, 2014 — Deposit advances are small, costly loans that bank customers take out between paychecks, and pay back automatically when a scheduled direct deposit comes through. Federal bank regulators cracked down on the products in December.
Dec 4, 2013 — Two U.S. banks — JPMorgan Chase and Citigroup — are on the list of institutions targeted by the EU fines. At more than $2 billion, the largest fine ever issued by the European Union in such a case came after a two-year investigation into banks' collusion.
Jan 9, 2013 — Sophisticated hacking attacks on U.S. banks in recent months have distinctive qualities that are leading investigators to believe another nation may be behind the assault. The likely suspect is Iran, which security experts believe may be trying to even the score for American hacking of its nuclear program.
Jun 5, 2012 — On today's show, we walk through the three things you can do to stop a bank run — and figure out what options are left for Europe.
Oct 5, 2011 — Private bankers who serve some of the world's richest families are seeing clients pile money into "catastrophe portfolios" and real estate, seeking defensive positions that might help them weather a far-reaching economic storm that has roiled stock markets worldwide.
Sep 27, 2011 — For today's show, we collected four Planet Money radio stories that never made it to the podcast.
Jun 9, 2011 — It's safe to say the changes to the Dodd-Frank law the financial industry seeks, would more likely happen with a Republican Senate. Given that, it also seems safe to say that the financial industry will do what it can to make that happen.
Mar 26, 2010 — A year ago, Chana Joffe-Walt looked at a bank closure and its immediate aftermath. In today's podcast, she checks in again with the main players. Turns out, the bank's chief loan officer was hiding bad loans from regulators.
Mar 12, 2010 — Come Monday, we'll finally get to see what's in Chris Dodd's finance-reform bill. Two key sections we'll be keeping an eye on: derivatives reform and resolution authority.
Nov 11, 2009 — Economist and Planet Money regular Simon Johnson thinks it's time to break up the big banks.