• 'Our Goal Is to End Too Big to Fail': Expert  Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 6:34 AM ET

    "There is total bailout fatigue," said Rob Nichols, President & CEO of Financial Services Forum, sharing his thoughts on shoring up the financials and the impact of regulations on the industry.

  • Struggling With Student Loans? Here's a Secret Sunday, 14 Apr 2013 | 10:11 AM ET

    Many people with student loans are struggling but here's what they don't realize: They may be leaving a lot of money on the table by not taking advantage of repayment options.

  • Ireland, Portugal Get 7-Year Bailout Loan Extension Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 11:03 AM ET
    EU Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

    European Union finance ministers agreed on Friday to extend the maturities of emergency loans extended to Ireland and Portugal by the European Union by seven years.

  • Does Cyprus Need More Money?  Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Reports circulating in Europe say the president of Cyprus planned to ask the European Union for "extra assistance," but not an increase in bailout loans, says CNBC's Julia Chatterley.

  • Ample Credit Triggers Surge in China Bank Lending Wednesday, 10 Apr 2013 | 10:44 PM ET

    Chinese banks made $171 billion of new local currency loans in March, central bank data showed on Thursday, well above market expectations and adding to evidence of an economic recovery being fueled by ample credit.

  • Could 'This' Kill the Housing Recovery?  Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Ballooning student loan debt is keeping money out of housing, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Student Loan Debt Hurts Housing  Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 1:11 PM ET

    Student debt in the U.S. is now second to mortgage debt. CNBC's Diana Olick reports Americans are finding it harder to afford a mortgage because they're weighed down with student loans.

  • Fed-Fueled Auto Loans: The Next Subprime Bubble? Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    A car awaits repairs in the service department at a Chrysler dealership.

    At car dealers across the United States, loans to subprime borrowers are surging — up 18 percent in 2012 from a year earlier, to 6.6 million borrowers. And it's the Federal Reserve that's made it all possible.

  • Surging Student-Loan Debt Is Crushing the System Wednesday, 27 Mar 2013 | 5:52 PM ET

    Student-loan defaults surged in the first three months of 2013 and efforts to collect are faltering as the system buckles under the massive load of debt.

  • Will Cyprus Go Bankrupt?  Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 4:30 PM ET

    Banks in Cyprus will be closed until at least Tuesday, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera; and Cyprus International Institute of Management Association George Theocharides, weighs in.

  • What Russia Wants Out of the Cyprus Bailout  Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 1:00 PM ET

    The EU says Cyprus must put forth an alternative rescue plan, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, CNBC's Steve Sedgwick reports on the enormous business activities in Cyprus, and what they want out of the bailout.

  • Cyprus Works on 'Plan B' to Avoid Bankruptcy  Wednesday, 20 Mar 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    The Cypriot government is working on a proposal to avoid bankruptcy, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera. Meanwhile, the country's finance minister is in Russia to discuss a loan extension. CNBC's Steve Sedgwick has that story.

  • Lending Club CEO on Getting a Loan Without a Bank  Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 11:50 AM ET

    Renaud Laplanche, Founder & CEO of LendingClub.com, explains how his online company is able to provide personal loans to borrowers while returning an average of ten percent to investors.

  • The Low Down on Fannie's Loans  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 4:21 PM ET

    Fannie Mae says it is now buying more home purchase loans with between 3 and 10 percent down, reports CNBC's Diana Olick. Fred Glick, US Loans Mortgage president and Anthony Sanders, Gorge Mason University, discuss.

  • Mortgage Credit Thawing  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 10:32 AM ET

    It appears banks and mortgage lenders are loosening up the purse strings, reports CNBC's Diana Olick.

  • Mortgage Credit Show Signs of Thawing  Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 8:18 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports banks and lenders are loosening up the purse strings. There's been a "noticeable increase" in the purchase of fixed-rate low down payment loans, some with as little as 3-5% down, but they may require mortgage insurance.

  • Pending Home Sales Up 4.5% in January  Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the latest numbers on housing.

  • Is Fed-Fueled Bond Bubble About to Burst?  Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 8:16 AM ET

    Mark Okada, Highland Capital, explains how a reduction in the Fed's bond-buying program could produce a flight to junk bonds among investors.

  • Is the Housing Recovery For Real?  Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Jed Kolko, Trulia chief economist, discusses real estate trends and whether the encouraging housing data is fundamentally real or investor driven.

  • Shadow Banking System Funds Builders  Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 7:16 AM ET

    Stuart Boesky, President & CEO of Pembrook Capital Management, explains how his fund is able to bridge the gap between developers and banks that aren't lending money.