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, April 10, 2014 1:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Study: Here’s why Americans believe prepaid cards are great for personal finances.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:04 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A security flaw in many websites could also mean security issues for your online banking site.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 11:54 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A new cybersecurity threat to ATMs allows thieves to make unlimited withdrawals.

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Friday, March 28, 2014 4:51 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A Reddit user eats his words — and a hat — after bitcoin trades below $1,000 on Jan. 1.

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Tags: bitcoin, hat, Reddit
Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:53 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve denied the capital plans for Citigroup and four other bank companies.

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Thursday, March 27, 2014 6:05 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Mobile banking is continuing to grow in popularity, according to a study from the Federal Reserve.

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 2:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Americans are facing challenges with their money but not addressing the issues, a survey shows.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 5:24 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Bitcoin is going to be treated like property, not currency, for tax purposes, according to the IRS.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014 12:02 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Some consumers end up paying more in fees than the amount of money initially borrowed.

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Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:59 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Big banks are put through a “stress test” to see how they’d weather an economic calamity.

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