A savings and loan group that began in a Nairobi slum gives members economic empowerment, access to childcare, and education for their children.
Despite a recent government initiative aimed at providing financial services to women in India, the populations most in need of assistance aren't seeing the benefits.
The percentage difference between women and men with bank accounts hasn't shifted in seven years. Experts say better products need to be made to address this problem.
Wells Fargo is atoning for its fake account scandal by loaning $60 billion to African-American homeowners, but years of reverse redlining lawsuits underscore just how deep the problems at the bank go.
It seems certain that the political economy textbooks of the future will include a chapter on the experience of Greece in 2015.
As congressional critics push for reform of Wall Street’s lead regulator, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen says more of the decisions on bank oversight have shifted to Washington, D.C.
For the month of April we're profiling the individuals who made our inaugural list of the 30 top thinkers under 30, the young men and women we predict will have a serious impact on the social, political, and economic issues we cover every day here at Pacific Standard.
From the first day of Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival to the presidential elections in Afghanistan, dates you might want to watch.
As hedge funds, private equity firms, and other asset managers that make up the shadow banking system gradually take over the role of lending, their risks—and the borrowed money they use to make them—are largely shielded from view.
The former chief economist for the IMF discusses the unfairness of the existing American financial infrastructure and the complex policy prescriptions that seek a remedy.
One small rural bank's humorous effort to expand succeeds fair and square, only to raise the eyebrows of the regulators tasked to oversee its health.
Will it give European intelligence agencies access to U.S. banking records?