Category: Equity

Banker’s breach of trust: Part 3, Who should pay?

17 October, 2012 (09:17) | Banks, Deposit insurance, Deposits, Equity, Eurozone, Global news, Greece, Regulation, Saving, Spain, Speculation, Trusts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Two days ago, working from a recent Wall Street Journal (October 7, 2012) article,  we encountered millions of Spanish depositors defrauded(**) by banks in which they placed their trust; and yesterday we saw that the deceit was structural, running from […]

Banker’s breach of trust: Part 2, Who is guilty?

15 October, 2012 (16:29) | Banks, Deposit insurance, Deposits, Equity, Eurozone, Global news, Greece, Regulation, Saving, Spain, Speculation, Trusts |

[Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   By:David A. Smith   Yesterday’s post using a Wall Street Journal (October 7, 2012) demonstrated the proof that Spanish bank depositors were defrauded at a massive scale by being sold ownership shares in the banks themselves under the guise of making deposits.  Apparently (small comfort), this particular fraud scheme […]

Banker’s breach of trust: Part 1, who was robbed?

15 October, 2012 (16:26) | Banks, Deposit insurance, Deposits, Equity, Eurozone, Global news, Greece, Regulation, Saving, Spain, Speculation, Trusts |

By:David A. Smith   So many are the banks whose name include the word ‘trust’ that we have become dulled to its meaning, liberally substituting ‘trust’ for ‘bank’ when in fact the one does not guarantee the other, as shown in this alternately tragic and outrageous story from Spain reported in the Wall Street Journal […]

Nobody home to go his bail

19 May, 2011 (09:17) | Collateral, Credit, Equity, Homeownership, Innovations, Markets, Security, US News | 1 comment

By: David A. Smith    I found out last Monday That Bob got locked up Sunday They’ve got him in the jailhouse way down town. – In the Jailhouse Now, Jimmie Rodgers   You’ll need some large collateral   Despite their prevalence in hard-boiled movies, I’ve never understood the business model of bail bondsmen until […]

Cottage underwriting

29 December, 2010 (13:20) | Down payments, Equity, Homeownership, Innovations, Lending, Massachusetts, MassHousing, Underwriting | 2 comments

By: David A. Smith   As an epicurean banker should have observed, some things utterly unscalable can be sustained in miniature – as revealed by this curiously ambivalent Boston Globe article on a MassHousing-administered helping hand to a lucky few:   Shouldn’t all borrowers look this presentable? Boston Globe: Jean Marie Sideris purchased this Cambridge […]