Banking http://wunc.org en Tar Heel State In Bottom-Third Nationally For Financial Literacy; What We're Doing About It http://wunc.org/post/tar-heel-state-bottom-third-nationally-financial-literacy-what-were-doing-about-it <p></p><p>Banks, businesses and non-profits are joining forces to help North Carolianians take control of their money.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://wallethub.com/edu/most-and-least-financially-literate-states/3337/">A report from the finance web site WalletHub</a> found that the Tar Heel State ranks in the bottom-third nationally for financial literacy.</p><p></p><p>Jan Dillon is the director of the new North Carolina Center for Financial Literacy. &nbsp;She said financial literacy is knowing the skills to live comfortably within one's means, like budgeting, saving and planning.</p><p></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:34:57 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 34437 at http://wunc.org Tar Heel State In Bottom-Third Nationally For Financial Literacy; What We're Doing About It Rocky Mount Exhibit Honors Banking History http://wunc.org/post/rocky-mount-exhibit-honors-banking-history <p></p><p>One of the biggest banks in North Carolina is PNC. The bank was introduced to the state after its acquisition of RBC last year.&nbsp; These banking institutions have roots that reach back to Rocky Mount.&nbsp; And that’s where a new exhibit honors the region’s rich banking history.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.pnclegacyproject.com">PNC Legacy Project</a> is the first exhibit you see when you walk into the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in Rocky Mount.&nbsp; David Combs is the Mayor of Rocky Mount.&nbsp; He was born and bred here.</p> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 03:56:57 +0000 Leoneda Inge 9983 at http://wunc.org Rocky Mount Exhibit Honors Banking History Bank Robberies Down Slightly http://wunc.org/post/bank-robberies-down-slightly <p>The North Carolina Bankers Association says the number of bank robberies is down slightly since last year. The group met with law enforcement agencies yesterday to discuss how to reduce the crime rate. The association says there have been 113 robberies this year compared to 129 in 2011. Associate counsel Dawn Thompson says the group keeps track of crime trends to help law enforcement cut down on robberies.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Keith Weston 5762 at http://wunc.org Fighting Bank Walk-Aways In Durham http://wunc.org/post/fighting-bank-walk-aways-durham <p>There are neighborhoods in many urban areas across the country with empty, dilapidated houses. Chances are the down economy got the best of the owner resulting in foreclosure.&nbsp; But in thousands of cases foreclosures have gone wrong like at a house on East Geer (gear) Street in Durham.&nbsp;&nbsp; For years no one took responsibility for the defaulted mortgage.&nbsp; That means, the foreclosure was not completed, the structure could not be sold, resulting in blight.&nbsp; It’s called a “bank walk away.”<br> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 4645 at http://wunc.org Fighting Bank Walk-Aways In Durham State Officials Question Alabama Bank's Loans http://wunc.org/post/state-officials-question-alabama-banks-loans <p>North Carolina officials are seeking answers from an Alabama-based bank that is offering payday loans in the state. Such short-term, high-interest loans are illegal in North Carolina. But Regions Bank, which has several branches here, is offering the loans online. Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office has written Regions Bank to see if any North Carolina customers have taken out the loans.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 21:10:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 2256 at http://wunc.org Mortgage Conference In Raleigh http://wunc.org/post/mortgage-conference-raleigh <p>The annual <span class="link-external"><a href="http://www.ncbankers.org/?content=american_mortgage_conference">American Mortgage Conference</a></span> gets underway today in Raleigh. Bankers, regulators, and government officials will meet for 3 days to discuss ways to get the mortgage market moving again. Thad Woodard is president and CEO of the <span class="link-https"><a href="https://www.ncbankers.org/">North Carolina Bankers Association</a></span>. He says the system now is much more strictly regulated under the Dodd-Frank financial reform act.</p> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:15:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 1920 at http://wunc.org Federal Agency Looking At Prepaid Cards http://wunc.org/post/federal-agency-looking-prepaid-cards <p>A federal agency is looking to better regulate prepaid cards. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau held a meeting in Durham yesterday.<br><br><strong>Gurnal Scott: </strong>The CFSB says people who put money on prepaid cards don't know about charges to withdraw money or even get information on their accounts. The cards aren't attached to any bank. Durham resident Amy Matthews found out after trying to get to the money she put on a card.<br> Thu, 24 May 2012 10:10:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 2449 at http://wunc.org Support for Export-Import Bank http://wunc.org/post/support-export-import-bank <p>A North Carolina business is calling on the U-S Senate to stop its partisan bickering and re-authorize the Export-Import Bank of the United States.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 10:35:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2995 at http://wunc.org Minority Banks Get DNC Deposits http://wunc.org/post/minority-banks-get-dnc-deposits <p>Two minority banking institutions in Durham have just received big financial investments from the Democratic National Convention Committee.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; Yesterday, Steve Kerrigan, head of the DNC Committee, officially invested 4-million-dollars in convention funds in the Latino Community Credit Union and Mechanics and Farmers Bank.<br><br><strong>Steve Kerrigan:</strong>&nbsp; We hope that Mechanics and Farmers and LCCU use these resources to do what they do best which is to invest in the community.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 13:30:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3532 at http://wunc.org Banking Act Would Give Consumers "Freedom" http://wunc.org/post/banking-act-would-give-consumers-freedom <p><span style="font-weight: bold;">Eric Hodge:</span>&nbsp; North Carolina Congressman Brad Miller has introduced a bill he says will give consumers the power to switch banks if they’re disgruntled over fees. Leoneda Inge reports.</p><p>Recent announcements about rising fees from big banks like Bank of America have some consumers mad.&nbsp; Democrat Brad Miller of Raleigh says that’s why he introduced the “Freedom and Mobility in Banking Act.”</p> Wed, 05 Oct 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7378 at http://wunc.org