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Public Banking Institute News: April 26, 2017

   Dogging Democracy’s Future: TISA is Back — A Threat to Public Banks  A cousin to the dreaded TPP “trade” pact, TiSA (Trade in Services Agreement) is being resurrected by unrelenting global corporatists who see it as a way to expand and consolidate their financial control. Defeated by American popular demand last Fall, the secretive TPP and […]

Public Banking Institute News: April 18, 2017

Santa Fe’s Public Bank Moves Another Step Closer! A public bank task force Resolution has just passed the Santa Fe Finance Committee, clearing the way for the City Council to vote on proceeding with creation of the Task Force that will be responsible to create a public bank for the city.  That vote is scheduled for […]

Public Banking Institute News: Mar. 9, 2017

Oakland Public Bank Feasibility Study Delayed The proposed institution could provide low-interest loans to students and home buyers, support small businesses, invest in local infrastructure, and give the city’s cannabis industry expanded access to banking services. However, some are crying foul over recent delays and pointing the finger at City Hall. Cities and States Prefer […]

Public Banking Institute News: Feb. 24, 2017

Oakland Holds Community Forum on Public Banking The idea of creating a public bank in Oakland is under serious consideration. While the chief motivation is to keep local money in Oakland, a public bank could also give the city’s cannabis industry expanded access to banking services. Additionally, the proposed institution could provide low-interest loans to […]

Public Banking Institute News: Jan. 10, 2017

Actually, Public Banks Can Be GREAT for Communities According to a recent Op-Ed in the Seattle Times by Michael Waite, former candidate for Seattle treasurer, public banks create conflicts of interest and are a disservice to the taxpayer. Not so fast, Michael. Public banks have an excellent track record in helping states and cities finance […]

In de nieuwsbrieven

Public Banking Institute News: Nov. 17, 2016 Trump’s $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan In Donald Trump’s victory speech after the presidential election, he vowed to rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, and hospitals. It sounds great; but as usual, the devil is in the details. Both parties in Congress agree that infrastructure is desperately needed. […]

Public Banking Institute News: Oct. 20, 2016

California AG Opens Criminal Investigation into Wells Fargo Documents released Wednesday show California’s attorney general is conducting a criminal investigation into whether employees at San Francisco-based Wells Fargo bank stole customers’ identities in the sales practices scandal that rocked the bank and cost its CEO his job. Read more HERE. Hedge Funds Cost New York […]

Public Banking Institute News: Oct. 13, 2016

  It’s Our Money with Ellen Brown Join PBI founder Ellen Brown in her discussion with Bill Black, author of the book entitled, “The Best Way To Rob A Bank Is To Own One.” Renowned for obtaining convictions of almost a thousand bankers when he was a Federal regulator in the 1990’s, Black talks with […]

Public Banking Institute News: Oct. 6, 2016

The Big Banking Scandal Wall Street Is Hiding How much public money are the big banks siphoning from communities? If it’s up to Wall Street, we’ll never know. Private equity firms claim that fees charged in contracts are trade secrets and then have their lawyers draft the terms of fund agreements to be almost incomprehensible. […]

Public Banking Institute News: Sept. 29, 2016

Lawmakers Declare Wells Fargo a “Criminal Enterprise” Rep. Michael Capuano (D-Mass.) declares Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is “clearly and unequivocally guilty” of a range of crimes, including conspiracy to commit fraud, conspiracy to commit identity theft, and racketeering. He and other members of Congress state that Stumpf is running a “criminal enterprise” and should […]

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