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.
Thursday, July 28, 2016 6:06 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Trying to decide whether to vote Democratic this year? Here’s what the party has united around when it comes to banking.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 5:46 pm
By Sarah Berger · Bankrate.com

A judge in a closely-watched case says the virtual currency doesn’t fit the definition of money.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016 6:00 pm
By Stephen Pounds · Bankrate.com

Take a look at where Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s new running mate, stands on consumer issues.

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Monday, July 18, 2016 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The GOP platform is bent on dismantling a key financial law, but there’s little agreement within the party on how to reform banking regulation.

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 3:45 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

With Treasury yields hitting all-time lows thanks to the continued aftershocks of Brexit, things aren’t looking great for U.S. savers.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:22 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Fed put banks it considers “systemically important” through a torturous stress test. The good news? Your bank probably passed.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Monday, June 27, 2016 6:11 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Those with deposits in U.S. subsidiaries of British banks may be a little stressed watching the drama of Brexit unfold, but your money is probably going to be OK.

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Friday, June 24, 2016 10:59 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The fallout from Brexit won’t stop at the U.K.’s shores. American savers will likely see a return to normal yields further delayed for these 2 big reasons.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Getting a great yield on a savings account doesn’t do you much good if it ends up being yanked away after a few months.

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Tags: gnews, news, savings
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:30 pm
By Susan Ladika · Bankrate.com

Money market accounts don’t lock up your funds, enabling you to move money fast whenever the Fed decides to take action.

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