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The Public Banking Revolution Is Upon Us — WEB OF DEBT BLOG

As public banking gains momentum across the country, policymakers in California and Washington state are vying to form the nation’s second state-owned bank, following in the footsteps of the highly successful Bank of North Dakota, founded in 1919. The race is close, with state bank bills now passing their first round of hearings in both […]

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Hopefully the public banking movement will continue to gain momentum in key states such as California which could definitely use a public bank.

Why Is the Fed Paying So Much Interest to Banks? — WEB OF DEBT BLOG

“If you invest your tuppence wisely in the bank, safe and sound, Soon that tuppence safely invested in the bank will compound, “And you’ll achieve that sense of conquest as your affluence expands In the hands of the directors who invest as propriety demands.” — Mary Poppins, 1964 When Mary Poppins was made into a […]

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That is outrageous that the Federal Reserve is paying the big banks $36 billion dollars per year in interest. The big banks are paid 2.4% for parking their reserves with the Federal Reserve while the big banks only pay about 0.10% on the average savings account.

WELLS FARGO GETS POUNDED BY U.S. GOVT FOR $2.09-BILLION … WITH A “B” … FINE!

This is good news although the government should have asked for a more substantial penalty such as $10 billion or more. The amount of $2.09 billion seems enormous to the average person but compared to the profits that Wells Fargo makes it is very small.

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(BREAKING NEWS / OP-ED) — 

Why are we not surprised?

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. has agreed to pay the United States $2.09-billion for purposefully misrepresenting the quality of loans it sold to 118 individual REMIC trusts.

See the Settlement Agreement here: Wells Fargo RMBS Settlement Agreement (August 1, 2018)

We caution you that when checking into your particular REMIC, if in fact one of these named entities shows up in your chain of title, to have any related assignments reviewed by competent counsel (we have one if you don’t) who can testify as to the false and misleading statements contained within said assignment in court, should you be facing foreclosure.  Any bank attorney making oral misrepresentations and false statements in court regarding any one of the named REMIC’s (given the fact we don’t yet know if the actual investors are being reimbursed out of these settlement funds and to what…

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Trump Takes on the Fed

Great article. I was not aware that President Nixon had proposed the changes mentioned in this article.

WEB OF DEBT BLOG

The president has criticized Federal Reserve policy for undermining his attempts to build the economy. The best way to make the central bank serve the needs of the economy is to make it a public utility.

For nearly half a century, presidents have refrained from criticizing the “independent” Federal Reserve; but that was before Donald Trump. In response to a question about Fed interest rate policy in a CNBC interview on July 19, 2018, he shocked commentators by stating, “I’m not thrilled. Because we go up and every time you go up they want to raise rates again. . . . I am not happy about it. . . . I don’t like all of this work that we’re putting into the economy and then I see rates going up.” He acknowledged the central bank’s independence, but the point was made: the Fed was hurting the economy with its…

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Woman has her safety deposit box at BofA emptied out. Bank replies: Hey thanks for the update!

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ORANGEVALE (CBS13) – A woman says her bank let her safe deposit box vanish. And she’s not the only one.

Susan Nomi says when she went to open her Bank of America safe deposit box of 16 years, the entire box was gone.

That’s where she kept her family’s jewelry and her dad’s coin collection.

“I was in shock; I was just like what happened to my box,” said Nomi.

She says Bank of America can’t explain where her valuables went.

“They don’t have an answer. They don’t have an answer. They say thanks for letting us know,” she says.

Nomi was infuriated, especially considering she is a retired Bank of America employee of 40 years. And she’s not alone. Others have complained that Bank of America drilled their safe deposit boxes without permission or notice.

Wendy Woo says her belongings were taken out of her safe deposit box and…

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What is in the shadow banking (derivative) marketplace?

When this shadow market in derivatives falls apart the crash will be even larger than the last one.

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Whether the total “nominal” value is $600 Trillion as reported in the link below or $1 Quadrillion as reported elsewhere, we know only a few things and those things by themselves require intense scrutiny that the government doesn’t want to do. So the burden of the mortgage meltdown is put entirely on the backs of homeowners and the banks who made paper and actual profits far up into the trillions of dollars get to keep their ill gotten gains.

In 1983 there was no shadow banking market. It simply wasn’t allowed. There was a secondary market where actual mortgage loans could be bought and sold but no shadow banking marketplace.

So we went from $0 to $600 Trillion-$1 Quadrillion in largely unreported, unaccountable, offshore and off balance sheet transactions, the proceeds of which are laundered back into the balance sheets and income statements of the banks to guarantee that they…

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Green Light for City-owned San Francisco Bank

Sadly even though it is almost 5 years since this article, neither San Francisco nor any other city in California, nor the State of California itself appear to be any closer to establishing a public bank. That is a testament to the power and political influence of the big banks which can afford to donate to both politicians in both parties to make sure that their nests are always well feathered.

WEB OF DEBT BLOG

When the Occupiers took an interest in moving San Francisco’s money into a city-owned bank in 2011, it was chiefly on principle, in sympathy with the nationwide Move Your Money campaign.  But recent scandals have transformed the move from a political statement into a matter of protecting the city’s deposits and reducing its debt burden.  The chief roadblock to forming a municipal bank has been the concern that it was not allowed under state law, but a legal opinion  issued by Deputy City Attorney Thomas J. Owen has now overcome that obstacle.

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The Global Banking Game Is Rigged, and the FDIC Is Suing

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Taxpayers are paying billions of dollars for a swindle pulled off by the world’s biggest banks, using a form of derivative called interest-rate swaps; and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation has now joined a chorus of litigants suing over it. According to an SEIU report:

Derivatives . . . have turned into a windfall for banks and a nightmare for taxpayers. . . . While banks are still collecting fixed rates of 3 to 6 percent, they are now regularly paying public entities as little as a tenth of one percent on the outstanding bonds, with rates expected to remain low in the future. Over the life of the deals, banks are now projected to collect billions more than they pay state and local governments – an outcome which amounts to a second bailout for banks, this one paid directly out of state and local budgets.

It is not…

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Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

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The Fed is aggressively raising interest rates, although inflation is contained, private debt is already at 150% of GDP, and rising variable rates could push borrowers into insolvency. So what is driving the Fed’s push to “tighten”?

On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in 3 years and signaled its intention to raise rates twice more in 2018, aiming for a fed funds target of 3.5% by 2020. LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) has risen even faster than the fed funds rate, up to 2.3% from just 0.3% 2-1/2 years ago. LIBOR is set in London by private agreement of the biggest banks, and the interest on $3.5 trillion globally is linked to it, including $1.2 trillion in consumer mortgages.

Alarmed commentators warn that global debt levels have reached $233 trillion, more than three times global GDP; and that…

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Borrowers In Student Loan Forgiveness Program Shocked To Learn Loans Won’t Be Forgiven — Consumerist

This month is the first in which student loan borrowers enrolled in the Department of Education’s Public Service Loan Forgiveness program were expecting to see their student loan tab cleared. 882 more words

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