We got our Wall Street Journal this morning and noticed how in an ad for Wachovia’s merger with Wells Fargo, the A.G. Edwards logo is prominently displayed as an equal to Wachovia. The ad is called “The Wisdom of Age. The Strength of Experience.” It cites Wachovia and A.G. Edwards’MORE HERE

We think of all the crashed financial empires of today, and remember crashed empires of yesteryear. Each generation leaves its famed financiers. We wondered what happened to Lytton Financial, which was a high flying savings and loan company, and its founder, Bart Lytton. He looks right out of the “Mr.MORE HERE

In April of 2006, Bank of America announced that it would consider dumping Visa in favor of its own credit card network named BankAmericard. The announcement isn’t all to the story. Because actually, Bank of Americard sort of brought the cards back in the summer of 2005, albeit as a co-branded Visa. The offering read: “In 1958, before there was Visa, Bank of America introduced the first credit card to the world–the BankAmericard.” MORE HERE