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.
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.

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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 6, 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.

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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.

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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.

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Friday, March 6, 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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Monday, March 2, 2015 11:15 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Of any checking account feature, customers rated debit cards as the most essential. A whopping 60 percent said they couldn’t image living without a debit card.

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