WASHINGTON - Is it time for the Federal Reserve to lend banks a helping hand by paying them interest on the reserves they must set aside to protect depositors?

The idea is not a new one and it is one that Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan and his colleagues at the central bank have favored for years.

Subscribe Now

Access to authoritative analysis and perspective and our data-driven report series.

14-Day Free Trial

No credit card required. Complete access to articles, breaking news and industry data.