7 Credit Card Disasters

Inspirational Stories From Reformed Debtors Repaying big credit card balances is hard enough, but remaining debt-free can be even more of a challenge. The best advice on how to stay debt-free comes from people who have climbed their way out of debt — and stayed out. Here are the stories of seven former credit disasters […]

The Top Finance Searches of 2009

Over the past year, consumers focused on the nitty gritty of their own finances — from seeking jobs to clipping electronic coupons — according to an analysis released this week of the top 10 finance searches for 2009 on Yahoo! As tens of millions of people turn to the Internet to locate resources and solutions, […]

BEST DEVELOPED MARKET BANKS – 2009

NORTH AMERICA Bermuda Butterfield Bank Canada Scotiabank United States J.P. Morgan Chase EUROPE Austria Bank Austria Belgium KBC Group Denmark Danske Bank Finland Pohjola Bank France BNP Paribas Germany Commerzbank Greece Eurobank EFG Italy Intesa Sanpaolo Luwxembourg Banque et Caisse d’Epargne de l’Etat Netherlands Rabobank Norway DnB Nor Protugal Banco Espirito Santo Spain Santander Sweden […]

Bank Midwest

Bank Midwest, a subsidiary of Dickinson Financial Corporation, is a major banking institution with banking centers throughout Missouri, eastern Kansas, and the Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis metropolitan areas. We offer a broad range of products and services to meet the needs of our customers. DICKINSON FINANCIAL CORPORATION II Excessive or Luxury Expenditure Policy […]

BEST EMERGING MARKET BANKS – 2008

AFRICA REGIONAL WINNER Standard Bank COUNTRY WINNER Angola BES Angola Botswana Standard Chartered Bank Botswana Cote d’Ivoire Ecobank Ethiopia NIB International Bank Gambia Trust Bank Ghana Ghana Commercial Bank Guinea International Commercial Bank Kenya Barlcays Bank Kenya Libya Al-Wahda Bank Morocco Attijariwafa Bank Namibia Standard Bank Namibia Nigeria First Bank of Nigeria Rwanda Banque Commerciale […]

What is a Mortgage?

A mortgage is a loan secured by a property/house and paid in installments over a set period of time. The mortgage secures your promise that the money borrowed will be repaid.For most of us, a mortgage is the largest and most serious financial obligation we ever make. There are many different types of mortgages, each […]

Cash For Keys

Jon Daurio, chief executive officer of mortgage investor Kondaur Capital Corp., recently offered a $4,000 check to Barry Culver for the deed to his Bryan, Ohio house. With the exchange, and a pay-off to a second-lien holder, Culver was freed of $120,000 in crushing mortgage debt on the house, said Daurio, who had bought the […]

List of the 50 largest US banks

Here is a list of the 50 largest banks and savings institutions in the United States ranked by total deposits in thousands of dollars. Institution Name – State Headquartered – No. of Offices – Total Deposits – June 30, 2007 Bank of America North Carolina 5,728 596,584,899 JPMorgan Chase Bank Ohio 3,108 439,996,000 Wachovia Bank […]

The Strongest U.S. Housing Markets

They’re easy to overlook, with home prices plunging from Manhattan to Los Angeles and almost everywhere in between. But look at the smaller metros where housing bubbles never took shape, and you’ll find some of today’s strongest markets. Boulder, Colo.; Fayetteville, N.C.; Pittsburgh; Little Rock; and other slow-but-steady metros are now among the nation’s safest […]

BEST FOREIGN EXCHANGE PROVIDERS 2010

Global Finance names the World’s Best Foreign Exchange Providers 2010 NEW YORK, November 17, 2009 – Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Foreign Exchange Banks and Providers” by country, region and category in an exclusive survey to be published in the January 2010 issue. Deutsche Bank was named as the global winner. Global Finance […]