Your neighborhood pawn shop is propped up by big banks

Wells Fargo and JPMorgan might not want to loan to risky borrowers,but they'll finance the operations that do.

Wall Street figured out how to securitize your rent. Should you worry?

Some of the same investors who invented mortgage-backed securities have a new strategy, and nobody's quite sure what it'll do to the market.

Goldman Sachs thinks it can make money by being a do-gooder

New investment vehicles for "social impact investing" let bankers be bankers.

Banks are essential to the commodities market, say banks

The Fed is nearing a decision on whether to end investment banks' game with physical goods. Banks say everything would fall apart without them.