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.
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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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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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
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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Tags: Banking
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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