Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 29, 2015 1:25 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In trying to prevent welfare recipients from squandering their cash benefits, Kansas may have created the worst debit card in history.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new rules for the deals colleges strike with banks to promote checking accounts and other products to students.

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Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new technology may allow many banks to take the faxing and snail mail out of the account-opening process, making it easier for consumers to switch accounts.

Tags: Banking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is forcing one of the nation’s biggest banks to pay big fines for charging hundreds of thousands of customers improper overdraft fees.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A survey released last month by SNL Financial found that 1 in 4 bank customers who use a banking app would be willing to pay $3 a month to continue doing so.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

GE is breaking up and selling off its banking business in order to slim down, and shed some of its regulatory burden. Will large banks

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Monday, April 06, 2015 3:07 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Amazon Dash Button will make ordering household products ridiculously easy. That’s great for lazy people, but not so good for responsible debit card use.

Friday, March 20, 2015 4:27 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Is that a teller in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? New mobile banking tech lets you chat face to face with a teller on your mobile device.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

Friday, March 06, 2015 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

To ensure the nation’s largest banks won’t crumble in the next big economic downturn, the Fed put the nation’s biggest banks through a tough stress test.

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