Deena Zaidi

Deena Zaidi is a contributor to various financial websites and academic journals and is based in Seattle. She holds a degree in MBA-Finance from ICFAI Business School and MSc. in International Banking & Finance from University of Durham.

Her areas of interest cover the banking industry (with special focus on reforms and trends) and repercussions of the 2008 financial crisis across various economies including the Eurozone and emerging markets. 

Recent Articles By The Author

3 Uncertainties That Bear Watching for Financial Services Stocks

3 Uncertainties That Bear Watching for Financial Services Stocks

Big bank investors should watch out for banking scandals, changes to regulations and a possible interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve.

IMF Report Finds Non-Banks Strengthen the Impact of Monetary Policy

IMF Report Finds Non-Banks Strengthen the Impact of Monetary Policy

The report is based on data covering 12 countries and shows that monetary policy had a bigger impact on the economy in countries with larger non-bank sectors.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Part of 'Dark Money' in Politics Problem, New Report Alleges

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Part of 'Dark Money' in Politics Problem, New Report Alleges

The Gilded Chamber 2.0 found that 96% of the nearly $197 million that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's raised in 2014 came from about 1500 members.

Wells Fargo Scandal Highlights 3 Common Threads About Big Bank Scandals

Wells Fargo Scandal Highlights 3 Common Threads About Big Bank Scandals

Banks involved in scandals have paid large fines, but there has also been a lack of accountability among the companies' senior management.

3 Reasons That a Fed Rate Hike Would Be Bad News

3 Reasons That a Fed Rate Hike Would Be Bad News

The Fed begins its two-day FOMC meeting today and will decide on a possible rate hike.

Fed Leaders' Recent Remarks Reflect Different Perspectives on Rate Hike, Adding to Market Volatility

Fed Leaders' Recent Remarks Reflect Different Perspectives on Rate Hike, Adding to Market Volatility

It now seems more likely that there will be a rate hike in December than next week.

3 Things to Know About 501(c) Groups During This Election Season

3 Things to Know About 501(c) Groups During This Election Season

Super PACs have dominated outside contributions during this election season, but 501(c) groups such as the American Future Fund and U.S. Chamber of Commerce aren't far behind in political spending.

Fed on Interest Rates Is Just One of 3 Uncertainties Markets Face

Fed on Interest Rates Is Just One of 3 Uncertainties Markets Face

The possibility of a rate increase is weighing on investors. However, two more variables may be adding to the confusion.

CFPB Record Fine of Wells Fargo Places Regulatory Agency in the Limelight Again

CFPB Record Fine of Wells Fargo Places Regulatory Agency in the Limelight Again

Democrats credit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for reigning in banking excesses, while Republicans say it is unnecessary.

3 Banks That Have Received Huge Fines Related to the 2008 Financial Crisis

3 Banks That Have Received Huge Fines Related to the 2008 Financial Crisis

Since the 2008 financial crisis, violations in leading banks have led to huge costs and raised concerns about the banking system's integrity.