Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy

Retirees and pensioners will now have a voice at the negotiating table during Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy, according to a Reuters report. This month, the U.S. Trustee overseeing the filing procedure announced the appointment of a retiree committee. While retiree committees are usually appointed in municipal bankruptcy filings, it is typically preceded with a formal ruling … Continue reading Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy »

In Wells Fargo Accounts Fraud Case, the Hits Keep Coming

We all remember that nastiness about Wells Fargo, right? You know, that little PR debacle where it turned out that, due to unrealistic sales initiatives, Wells Fargo employees initiated accounts fraud against millions of consumers. After the story broke, Wells Fargo lost a major vote of consumer confidence. The following weeks saw many customers closing … Continue reading In Wells Fargo Accounts Fraud Case, the Hits Keep Coming »

Why Top Investment Banks are Leaving London

Brexit, Meet ‘Banxit’ When Britain announced its decision to formally leave the European Union (EU), it raised a lot of uncertainty. While the decision caused global unsettling, probably the most anxious was the international investment banking community. Until now, Britain, specifically London, has been the undisputed epicenter of investment banking, next to Wall Street. In … Continue reading Why Top Investment Banks are Leaving London »

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

A recent New York Times article spotlights a renewed approach and increased legislative response to financial elder abuse. Featured in the article are personal accounts of real people whose family members and close friends have been affected by elder financial abuse. Investment fraud and financial abuse directed towards seniors and the elderly has been a … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse »

What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended standing rules regarding broker-dealer securities transaction settlement cycles. The new rules shorten the amount of time between when an investment transaction is placed and when it is actually processed. Previously, the transaction settlement cycle was set as “T+3”. This refers to the time, in days, that … Continue reading What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles »

What Investors Should Know About Customer Advisory Centers

Customer Advisory Centers vs. Call Centers Although they sound similar, customer advisory centers differ from call centers in several important ways. Securities firms and investment broker-dealers typically rely on call centers to handle basic customer service issues and administrative functions. They do not provide investment or trading advice, nor do they earn commissions on trades … Continue reading What Investors Should Know About Customer Advisory Centers »

Top Consumer Financial Complaints

Each month, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) publishes a complaint report outlining and highlighting volume and percentage of consumers’ reported financial complaints. The CFPB is an agency tasked with providing consumers with financial protection and empowerment by improving existing consumer protection rules, enforcing rules and providing tools and resources for consumers. Analyzing Financial Complaints … Continue reading Top Consumer Financial Complaints »