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, 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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Monday, March 17, 2014 3:40 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks face a tight deadline to protect their ATMs before Microsoft cuts tech support.

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Saturday, March 8, 2014 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Prepaid card issuers are feeling new pressure to offer clear fee descriptions.

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Friday, March 7, 2014 4:43 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

BofA is launching a new checking account that lacks one traditional feature: overdraft fees.

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Friday, March 7, 2014 4:13 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A dead Michigan woman wasn’t discovered for six years, revealing a pitfall of automatic bill-pay.

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Tuesday, March 4, 2014 12:43 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A banking giant has big plans for a smaller teller force. Will other banks follow?

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