Bank Shot

More and more, credit unions look and act like banks. So why don’t they pay taxes?

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Robert Stuart enjoys a paycheck most bankers would envy. Stuart, 47, is CEO of Oregon’s second-largest financial institution, with 26 branches, 501 employees and assets of $3.6 billion. His    More
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 NIGEL JAQUISS

Occupy's 'Human Monopoly' Game Is Rigged, Somewhat Realistically

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Occupy the Banks, an Occupy Portland offshoot, played "Human  Monopoly" this afternoon in Pioneer Courthouse Square.The event was part of a series of “Bank Actions” that Occupy conducts every Friday, and the life-sized board game was meant to encourage people to move their money out of traditional big banks and into local credit unions. The group chose Monopoly as their activity because, according ...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 FIONA NOONAN

I’ll Have No Fees Someday

How not to get screwed by your bank.

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Banks are evil. We all know this. They got bailed out, we got sold out, etc. But you have to keep your money somewhere...   More
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 BEN WATERHOUSE

Read This Before You Get That "Free" Checking Account

Putting your money under your mattress may seem more attractive after reading a report OSPIRG released last week on all the ways Oregon banks nickel and dime consumers. Here are two alarming facts the consumer protection group discovered in a survey of 10 banks and eight credit unions offering "low cost" checking accounts in Portland, Eugene and Ashland: An overdraft of $20 paid back in two ...   More
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 NIGEL JAQUISS


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