Consumers should be free to choose their bank,.

According to the FDIC, 8.4 million U.S. households lacked a bank account as of 2017, putting America behind other rich countries. Minorities and the young are heavily overrepresented among the unbanked, so addressing this problem is a matter of both financial inclusion and equal opportunity. Fortunately, the…

Taking a closer look at some suspicious statistics.

It's difficult to outdo the crypto community when it comes to making bold quantitative claims that, stripped out of context, mislead the incautious. But Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Director Kenneth Blanco recently came close. In remarks last week to the annual (and, alas, virtual) Consensus conference…

Mortgage services have been caught in the middle with no sign of help.

Twelve years after the 2008 financial crisis, America's housing finance system is once again under strain. The acute decline in economic activity that coronavirus fears and government-mandated lockdowns have caused is disrupting cash flows for millions of households and businesses. In just four weeks, 22 million people…