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, June 6, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Chief economists from some of the largest U.S. banks are feeling upbeat about the economy.

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Friday, June 6, 2014 11:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Visa says it will begin putting a seal on prepaid cards to designate them as offering consumer protections.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 11:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

KeyBank unveils a new checking account that removes account activation and monthly fees.

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Monday, June 2, 2014 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that more Americans are feeling confident about their personal finance situations. How do you feel?

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:01 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks at risk of failure declined for the 12th consecutive quarter, according to the FDIC.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014 2:51 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The price of bitcoin has jumped more than 30 percent in the past week. Is this the new normal?

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Friday, May 23, 2014 12:16 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Some nonbanks have “systemic flaws” in how they treat consumers, the CFPB says.

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Friday, May 23, 2014 11:01 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Now that many banks let customers deposit checks using their cellphones, concerns about fraud are on the rise.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:23 am
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The list of the year’s top bank brands reflects institutions that are working to be more than places for customers to park their money.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014 4:33 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to criminal wrongdoing, settling a probe by the U.S. Department of Justice.

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