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, May 5, 2017 12:01 am
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

A Michigan-based bank is offering an exceptionally high-yield checking account to all U.S. savers, but you’ll have to meet some tall monthly requirements.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017 1:32 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

An online bank offers a treat for savers and environmentalists alike: A top-paying savings account and a tree planted in your honor.

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Monday, May 1, 2017 5:10 pm
By Amanda Dixon · Bankrate.com

The president offered no details on what an overhaul plan might look like, but this isn’t the first time he suggested sweeping changes to the way banks operate.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:23 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

If history tells us anything, some Americans probably won’t use extra tax savings in ways they should.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 3:48 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

A new app could warn you when you don’t have enough cash to cover expenses — and lend you money interest-free to prevent your balance from falling below zero.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 9:30 am
By Susan Ladika · Bankrate.com

CIT Bank’s limited-time promo offers savers 0.95 percent and up to $200 for opening and funding one of its high-yield savings accounts by Dec. 31, 2016.

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Monday, April 10, 2017 1:17 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

An online bank has just done a big favor for new savers — or those with just a bit of cash to stash.

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Sunday, April 2, 2017 5:00 pm
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

A bankruptcy judge this week ordered Bank of America to pay a $45 million fine over what he said was the bank’s “heartless” response to a California couple that fought to save their home from foreclosure.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 3:49 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo is upgrading all of its 13,000 ATMs to enable customers to use a smartphone instead of a debit card to withdraw money from their checking or savings account.

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Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The banking industry made record profits of $171 billion in 2016. We put that big pile of money into perspective.

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