Making Sense of the Overdraft Fee Changes

by Kevin Lynch 15. March 2010
As many people know by now, one of the largest banks in the country recently announced changes to the way they will deal with overdrafts on certain ATM and debit card purchases later this summer. This announcement is a direct result of regulatory changes mandated by the Federal Reserve around Regulation E, the Electronic Funds Transfer Act. They've chosen to make the decision for the customer by eliminating this service completely. We will admit that the changes are somewhat cha... [More]

Meeting with FISC, a Non-Profit Research Organization in Japan

by Kevin Lynch 9. February 2010
Despite the challenging  travel conditions around Baltimore yesterday, we had the pleasure of meeting with Daisuke Ishii and Yukihisa Hode, two Senior Researchers from The Center for Financial Industry Information Systems (Japan). The FISC is a Japanese nonprofit research organization founded in 1984 and supported by some 700 Japanese financial services organizations and vendors marketing to that industry. Their mission is to engage in research services pertaining to the Japanese financial servi... [More]

Ten9Eight: Shoot for the Moon

by Kevin Lynch 2. February 2010
1st Mariner Bank has been a strong supporter of the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). NFTE's mission is to " provide entrepreneurship education programs to young people from low-income communities." The goal is to encourage entrepreneurship, increase financial literacy, and provide participants a reason to stay in school and continue their education. The Baltimore NFTE office works with over 200 middle and high school students through teachers certified to teach the NFTE curriculum. ... [More]


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