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Did radically fewer new banks open after Dodd-Frank was enacted?

According to the WallStreet journal (non-paywalled quote on OverLawyered): Based in a rural village in the heart of Amish country, Bank of Bird-in-Hand is the only new bank to open in the U.S. ...
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Is it unsafe to write personal checks to random strangers? [duplicate]

According to Donald Knuth: Leading banks and investment funds have been foundering, because of bad debts and lack of trust; and other, less well-known kinds of fiscal chaos are also on the ...
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Was it possible that hackers used Nokia 1100 in some way for fraud?

TL; DR; version: Is it possible that hackers were somehow able to "reprogram" a specific Nokia 1100 phone to make it receive SMS messages sent to another person's phone number? A couple of years ...
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Is the United States bankrupt?

According to this Doc, United States did go "Bankrupt" in 1933 and was declared so by President Roosevelt by Executive Orders 6073, 6102, 6111 and by Executive Order 6260 on March 9, 1933, ...
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Have 36 bankers died in 2014 from accidents, suicide, and murder?

This blog claims that: I would call a rash of 36 deaths – grizzly murders, accidents and questionable suicides – in one year… suspicious. And that’s just this year. If you look back, this has been ...
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Do financial institutions have a legal obligation to reopen a closed account if money is sent to that account? [closed]

This is a follow-up to a question I asked on Money.se: The credit union cited the Automated Clearing House regulations as the reason they reopened my closed account when a third party tried to send ...
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Do 95 percent of the world's ATMs use Windows XP?

Reuters claims: Windows XP currently supports around 95 percent of the world's ATMs. Is that true? In the same article, it is said: The U.S. software company first warned that it was ...
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Do banks typically lose as much money as they make in the long term?

Nicholas Nassem Taleb makes the following passing statement in his latest meditation on the nature and management of risk (Antifragile): ...businesses with negative optionality (that is, the ...
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Are businesses required to cut up credit cards?

There are several movies and tv shows in which a character attempts to use a credit card, only to find that it's been cancelled. This usually results in the card being cut up. In the trailer for the ...
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Did Libya's Central Bank offer loans at 0% interest?

I just watched The illuminati Exposed By Muammar Gaddafi. It's a really good watch (especially for us skeptics), but at one point they said that the reason Muammar al-Gaddafi was overthrown was, not ...
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Is posting my bank account number online unsafe?

With a credit-card number, validity date and CVV-code, people can make purchases, so this information should be strictly protected. But if I post my bank account details online (IBAN + BIC/SWIFT), ...
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Is there a $15 trillion fraud involving Yohannes Riyadi and the HSBC?

According to Lord James of Blackheath speech in the UK House of Lords there's evidence that a $15 trillon conspiracy/fraud is going on. In particular he says: "Today, I have this quite ...