A bank that lost 66 employees in the 9/11 attacks has sent 54 children of their fallen colleagues to college.
Italy’s Credem Bank takes Parmesan cheese from local producers in exchange for cheap loans (charging 3-5% interest, depending on quality) & a fee ensuring the cheese matures properly (2yrs) in the bank vault (cheese is sold if the loan defaults). 430,000 Parmesan wheels ($200M+) are stored there.
A man wrote his own credit card contract then sued the bank for breaking the contract’s terms.
A man successfully “foreclosed” on a Wells Fargo office because they failed to respond to his letters of inquiry and then ignored his $1,000 small claims judgement.
Bank of America wrongfully foreclosed a couple, who sued and won a judgement for $2500 in Legal fees. When Bank of America didn’t pay, the couple showed up at the bank with a moving company, a deputy, and a writ allowing them to start seizing furniture and/or cash.
A man sued Bank of America for erroneously foreclosing on his home and won. When they didn’t pay the fees, he foreclosed their bank.
Major banks like UBS, HSBC, and Barclays have been submitting phony numbers, often in concert with each other for years. Together they manipulated world markets, specifically the Libor rate, which controls interest rates worldwide, causing trillions in damage. No banker will spend a day in jail.
Until 1974, banks could (and usually would) refuse to issue a credit card to a woman unless she was married and her husband co-signed for the card. A divorced woman was considered too much of a risk because she “couldn’t keep a marriage under control.”
A Russian man, mad with an unsolicited credit card offer, scanned, edited, printed, and sent it back. The bank approved 0% interest, no fees, unlimited credit, and paying $182,000 for cancelling his account. They sued him years later, he won, and he’s counter-suing them for closing his account.
A whistleblower named Gustl Mollath was forcibly committed to a psychiatric hospital for claiming that a major bank was engaging in money laundering. A report by the bank itself later leaked, proved that Mollath was right and allowed him to be released.