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  • 'Steady Improvement' For Community Banks: FDIC Head Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Most U.S. community banks "are actually doing quite well" although they still face some challenges in this economy, the acting head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation told CNBC Thursday.

  • Shelia Bair Concerned About Euro Zone Recession Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 3:43 PM ET

    Former FDIC Chair Sheila Bair said Thursday she believed Europe was heading into a recession, but she sounded confident about U.S. banks.

  • ECB's Draghi Doing What He Needs To     Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 12:20 PM ET

    Sheila Bair, Pew Charitable Trusts and former FDIC chairman, discusses Europe's debt problems and says she doesn't see any sudden shocks out of Europe but the banks should have mandated higher capital. Also, the Fast Money traders weigh in on U.S. banks and whether the recent rally indicates banks are stable.

  • Bair: Time to Break Up the Big Banks     Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 4:33 PM ET

    Sheila Bair, former FDIC chair, discusses the Volcker Rule; the FDIC's stress test plan; and why, she believes it's time to break up the "too big to fail" banks.

  • FDIC Requires Big Banks to Have Breakup Plan Tuesday, 17 Jan 2012 | 1:05 PM ET

    The government is trying to reduce the need for another Wall Street bailout by requiring banks to report how they are positioned to handle worsening economic conditions, such as increasing unemployment and falling home prices.

  • Do We Have Too Much Financial Stability? Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 3:45 PM ET
    Closed savings bank

    The notion that we’ve geared our financial system too much toward the goal of stability may strike many people as a bit far fetched. Haven’t we just lurched from one financial crisis based on mortgages to another based on sovereign debt?

  • The Mortgage Lending Lies Continue Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 2:35 PM ET
    Sheila Bair

    Every now and then I like to imagine a day on which everyone will have finally understood the contribution of the Community Reinvestment Act to the mortgage crisis.

  • Bart Chilton | Commissioner U.S. Commodity Futures

    Futures markets are still reeling from the collapse of MF Global and Thursday, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Bart Chilton is suggesting that an insurance fund for derivatives might be just what the markets need to restore confidence.

  • Occupy Wall Street’s Bank Under FDIC Scrutiny Monday, 17 Oct 2011 | 4:52 PM ET
    Wall Street Protests

    The bank used by the Occupy Wall Street protesters is under orders from federal banking regulators to fix how it books delinquent loans, according to investigative reporter Teri Buhl.

  • Should Women Have More Spending Money Than Men? Friday, 14 Oct 2011 | 2:05 PM ET

    Share your opinion in our poll.

  • FDIC Q2 Bank Earnings See Improvement     Tuesday, 23 Aug 2011 | 10:07 AM ET

    CNBC's Hampton Pearson has the details on the bank's quarterly report.

  • A Few More Questions About Resolution Authority Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 4:26 PM ET

    My concerns about the effectiveness of the authority to resolve the failure of an important financial company granted under Title II of the Dodd-Frank still isn’t understood by some readers.

  • Is Resolution Authority Over Before It Even Gets Going? Wednesday, 10 Aug 2011 | 10:19 AM ET
    Government Regulation

    The Dodd-Frank financial reforms were supposed to end bailouts by creating a government authority to "resolve" systemically important financial institutions. But there are good reasons to doubt the so-called Resolution Authority can be effectively implemented for the biggest complex financial institutions.

  • Will Resolution Authority Get Tested? Tuesday, 9 Aug 2011 | 4:12 PM ET
    Bank of America flag

    With shares of two of the largest U.S. banks falling by nearly 20% Monday, the resolution authority of financial regulators to deal with failing banks is being quietly tested.

  • What Is Bitcoin? Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Bitcoins are an entirely virtual currency  allowing users to exchange online credits for goods and services from select retailers, contractors and online trading houses.

  • Timothy Geithner

    The most interesting part of Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today is not what the Treasury Secretary wrote—but that he wrote it at all.

  • Sheila Bair: Rescuing Bear Stearns Was a Mistake Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 12:42 PM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    In the panicky days of September 2008, a kind of conventional wisdom grew up in the minds of almost all of the Serious People. The failure to "rescue" Lehman Brothers, according to the Con Wiz, was an especially bad mistake on the part of regulators. The government should have arranged a distressed sale by back-stopping Lehman's assets against losses.

  • Rep. Capito: I Give Dodd-Frank a 'D-' Monday, 11 Jul 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    Dodd-Frank, love it or hate it, will be one of they key stories this week as some significant deadlines come up this weekend.

  • Troubled Banks Grow in First Quarter: FDIC Tuesday, 24 May 2011 | 10:16 AM ET

    The number of banks at risk of failing made up nearly 12 percent of all federally insured banks in the first three months of 2011, the highest level in 18 years.

  • Uncertain Leadership Strains Financial Overhaul Friday, 13 May 2011 | 7:59 AM ET
    Sheila Bair

    As temporary leaders overhaul regulations, concerns are rising about their vulnerability to political pressure, the New York Times reports.