I’m feeling all George Bailey this morning as I ponder my interview yesterday with Kirsten Grist, author of “The Lost Bank,” her chronicle of the rise and YouTube-worthy face-fall of my once and favorite bank, Washington Mutual.
But despite missing WaMu, I’ve adapted, if not quite warmed, to Chase. They’re trying to be more like George and less like Mr. Potter. They’re trying to please me, and trying counts for something.
Here’s the best heartwarming ending I can muster: Now every time the drive-through bell rings, my golden retriever gets his treat.
Consumers remain largely uneducated about credit scoring. That’s unfortunate, since a new survey suggests that by informing themselves and taking a few easy steps, borrowers could save billions of dollars each year.
Washington Mutual announced late yesterday that it suffered a fourth-quarter net loss, stemming from trouble in the housing market, and warned that it anticipates a surge in credit card losses for 2008