Banking Blog

Check in regularly for the latest news on everything banking, including prepaid cards, regulations, checking account practices, mobile banking, ATMs, security, the Federal Reserve's policies and virtual currencies like bitcoin. Reporters and analysts also provide commentary and tips for managing your personal finances and how to make the most of your money and your banking relationships. See the latest Banking Blog posts below.
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.

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Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

How is your password integrity? If you’re not following these 3 tips, your passwords aren’t as strong as they could be.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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