• A Goldman Sachs report finds only 11 percent of hedge funds have outperformed the S&P 500 this year, with David Bailin, Citi Private Bank. Most funds are conservatively positioned, he says, and have excess cash levels.

  • Small Businesses Still Struggling To Get Loans: Fed Study Wednesday, 15 Aug 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
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    Years into the so-called economic recovery, it remains difficult for small businesses to get bank loans. "I had great credit," says Allison O'Neill, founder of Bundle. "They were just like, we're not taking any risks on startups."

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    Indian corporates already under stress from a slowing economy cannot afford a credit ratings cut, which would raise their borrowing costs, further hurting profitability, Chanda Kochhar, CEO of the country’s second-largest lender ICICI Bank told CNBC.

  • New Mortgage Rules     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 1:19 PM ET

    CNBC's Diana Olick reports the details of big banks selling loans to what are called "specialty servicers."

  • Nev Power, CEO of Fortescue Metals said the funds provide a buffer against the uncertain financial and macro environment at the moment.

  • Borrowing $105 Million for $1 Billion     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 2:51 PM ET

    The San Diego school district of Poway borrowed $105 million to build and remodel schools. That alone is not unusual, except the loan they took will end up costing taxpayers nearly $1 billion to pay back, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg. Will Carless, Voice of San Diego staff writer, and Marilyn Cohen, Envision Capital CEO, weigh in.

  • Subprime & the Automakers     Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 1:15 PM ET

    About 19 percent of all auto loans are subprime or deep subprime, according to Experian. CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports.

  • Navistar: Trouble & More Trouble     Thursday, 2 Aug 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    The SEC is probing Navistar's accounting, and Green Mountain is seeing hyper growth, reports CNBC's Herb Greenberg.

  • Say Yes to Marriage, but Never to Joint Checking Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012 | 4:41 PM ET

    Newlyweds can mutually protect their credit scores by keeping their finances unentangled.

  • The 204% Rate Lender     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 4:40 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg reports on a subprime lender charging up to 204 percent on its loans.

  • Preserving Americans' Nest Eggs     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:45 PM ET

    Many Americans are defaulting on loans against their retirements to try to make ends meet. Are we facing a 401(k) crisis? Hal Singer, Navigant Economics, shares his opinion.

  • Good News for Those with Low Credit Scores Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Auto loans, particularly to buyers with credit scores of 679 or lower, are becoming easier to get as credit gets cheaper.

  • Lender That Charges 204% for Loans     Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    CNBC's Herb Greenberg has the details on World Acceptance ahead of its earnings report.

  • Keep an Eye on This 204% Lender Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
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    When fast-growing World Acceptance reports earnings on July 26, keep an eye on anything the company says about the government's newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

  • The thousands of community banks have often said their much larger counterparts have trampled on them. Now some hope the latest Wall Street scandal could give them ammunition to strike back.

  • Pawn Shops Go Upscale for Affluent Clients Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Amid a recession and credit crunch, consumers and businesses are turning to pawn shops for a quick cash infusion, USA Today reports.

  • How High Earners Afford College: Let the Kids Pay Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 12:06 AM ET

    As the cost of college continues to rise, many students are finding even the Bank of Mom & Dad has tightened its lending practices.

  • Fannie Mae's Q1 Housing Survey     Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 7:10 AM ET

    Doug Duncan, Fannie Mae chief economist, breaks down the data on the housing market, including the rise in delinquency rates.

  • European Banks Whipsaw     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    Where do U.S. banks stand against their European peers? Jeff Harte, Sandler O'Neill principal, weighs in.

  • Tightrope Daredevil Beats Niagara Falls     Monday, 18 Jun 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    Nik Wallenda became the first man ever to walk directly across the Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The mayor of Niagara Falls, Paul Dyster, weighs in.