| May 31, 2013
| 3:37 PM
At one point during the three years that Harbor Bank of Maryland operated under heightened federal scrutiny, a regulator asked CEO Joseph Haskins Jr. why he stuck it out. Why not just retire?
But for Haskins, one of the founders of the Baltimore bank in...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:09 AM
T. Rowe Price said it was selling its bank to New York financier Jacob M. Safra for about $24 million in light of new banking regulations that would limit other aspects of the Baltimore-based money manager's business.
The bank was launched in 2000 as an...
| May 24, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Talbot Bank of Easton, Maryland said Friday it has entered into a consent order with federal and state regulators.
That order from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Commissioner of Financial Regulation of Maryland requires the bank to...
| May 3, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I must take issue with letter writer Stanley Glinka's assertion that it was "the policy of forcing banks to give loans to people who could not afford them" that led to our current financial mess ("Stop blaming Bush," May 1).
First of all, we need to...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The Federal Reserve Board announced Thursday that it terminated an enforcement action against Baltimore-based Harbor Bankshares Corp.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond issued the action in July 2010, reaching an agreement with the holding company...
| Apr 12, 2013
The seventh annual Emily Schindler Memorial Triathlon will be held Saturday, April 20, at the Community Center in Severna Park. The 800-yard swim, 9.5-mile bike ride and 3-mile run will be held at the SPY Aquatics Center, 623 Baltimore/...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has lifted a cease and desist order that 1st Mariner Bank has operated under since April 2009, the bank announced Monday.
The order required 1st Mariner to strengthen its fair lending practices because the FDIC...
| Mar 20, 2012
Is the sound of a woodwind instrument skillfully played sweet music to your ears? Then, you will definitely want to hear the third annual Regional Repertory Wind Ensemble Sunday March 25 at 3 p.m. The ensemble is composed of high school musicians from...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama's recess appointment to direct the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Cordray, wasted no time in announcing the watchdog agency's "nonbank supervision program." Bringing nonbank mortgage lenders more fully and...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Prepaid debit cards have been called the Wild West because of their rapid growth, uncontrollable fees and little regulation.
That soon may change — or at least the regulation part.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is taking its first ...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which insures bank deposits, warns that there are two fake emails claiming to be from the agency.
One includes statements about the Bankruptcy Reform Act of 1978, and the Investor Protection Law of the Securities Act...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Next on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s to-do list: banks’ overdraft practices.
Overdrafts occur when you spend more than you have in your bank account. The bank will cover those overdrafts for a fee that can run from $30 to $35....