banking

Wells Fargo Shows Why the Banking Sector Still Lacks Consumer Trust

Two million fake accounts later, Wells Fargo's reputation is in tatters. And it is now a poster child of why so many Americans…

Uber’s Subprime Auto Scheme Is the Last Nail in the Sharing Economy’s Coffin

New investments from Wall Street financiers will allow Uber to rapidly expand Xchange Leasing, the ridesharing company’s car leasing division. But many analysts…

JPMorgan Chase’s $100M Investment in Detroit is Paying Off

Back in 2014, JPMorgan Chase made headlines with what it claimed was a $100 million investment in Detroit. Today, the evidence suggests the…

Darden Accused of Stiffing Employees with Payroll Cards

Darden Restaurants, which owns the popular Olive Garden chain, has been accused of cutting costs at the expense of its employees by issuing…

What Peabody’s Bankruptcy Reveals About the Coal Industry

By now you've likely heard about Peabody Energy's bankruptcy filing. It's been called "a harbinger of the end of the fossil fuel era”…

The News That Never Was: Goldman Sachs’ $5 Billion Mortgage Fraud Settlement

Goldman Sachs agreed to pay $5.1 billion in penalties for its part in the mortgage crisis that led to the 2008 recession --…

Panama Papers Reveal How the Well-Connected Wage Economic War

This week, the release of what are known as the Panama Papers is showcasing how some of the world’s wealthiest and most corrupt…

First Green’s ‘Regenerative Banking’ Reaches Beyond Sustainability

First Green Bank is employing a new business model in building a community-focused "green" bank in the heart of Florida. The winner of…

Are Your Investment Advisor’s Fees Going to Coal Mining?

Many of those big investment firms offering you free golf balls and “unbiased” advice are also lending millions, if not billions, to the…

Culture vs. the Ethical Bank

So long as banks are solely focused on short-term interests and are rooted in maximizing profit, there is no intrinsic motivation for change.…

Millenial Voices: Navigating the Intersection of Race, Sexuality and Profession

Having been called on as a millennial to share my story for this article, I’m a little less suspicious of the label, and…

Where Does Your Cash Sleep at Night?

A HIP investor investigates their bank or credit union: how it functions, where customer funds are loaned or invested, how it can benefit…

‘Too Big to Fail’ Banks Less Profitable, More Risky than Sustainability-Focused Banks

How many are "too sustainable to fail?" At least 15 banks worldwide in the new (GABV), with assets of $26 billion in assets…

Capital One: Another Too-Big-To-Fail Bank?

By Bartlett Naylor With the American economy continuing to stumble amid the debris from the Wall Street crash, on February 14 the Federal…

Can Business Do Its Part to Stop the Bahrain Tragedy?

One year after the February 14 uprising, Bahrain's government is still harassing its citizens and denying them basic human rights. Can businesses operating…