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.
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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Tags: Banking, news
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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Monday, June 29, 2015 9:52 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

U.S. banks are under constant siege from hackers, leading to data breaches that threaten customers’ accounts and increase overall costs.

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Friday, June 26, 2015 4:30 pm
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Is high-yield checking right for you? First, you should consider the fine print.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:27 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One bank is offering free career counseling to winners of an online contest, but what if all banks invested in the financial futures of customers?

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Tags: Banking, news
Friday, June 5, 2015 6:35 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

What do former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a small-town convenience store owner have in common? Both got in hot water over simple bank transactions.

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Tags: Banking, news
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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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
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