Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 21, 2015 10:34 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In addition to marital fallout, millions of Ashley Madison users are at risk of ID theft.

Tags: Banking, news
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

It didn’t take long for criminals to target the chip that’s now making its way into Americans’ debit cards with a new type of skimming device.

Tags: gnews, news
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:23 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Citizens Bank has been ordered to pay millions in fines and restitution after a government investigation found it improperly handled consumer deposit errors.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Monday, August 10, 2015 5:46 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Consumers who try to swipe chip cards at the register, rather than dipping, are starting to get rejected at major retailers.

Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:45 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An artist who once taught classes at MIT was sentenced to a year in prison for a bank robbery he claims was perpetrated in the name of art.

Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 5:29 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

It’s been five years since the Dodd-Frank Act became law, and the banking industry, and how it treats consumers, has changed in some big ways.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, July 17, 2015 10:57 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Without a lot of the banking technologies we take for granted today, such as debit cards and ATMs, taking care of banking business could be pretty rough.

Monday, July 13, 2015 10:32 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Most Americans would rather lose their nudes to hackers than their financial info and Social Security number. Here’s how to help ensure you lose neither.

Tags: news, uxmobile
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:18 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Years after the financial crisis, there are still issues with U.S. banks, but they pale in comparison to Greece, where ATMs suffered a run over the weekend.

Tags: Banking, news
Monday, June 29, 2015 9:52 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

U.S. banks are under constant siege from hackers, leading to data breaches that threaten customers’ accounts and increase overall costs.

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