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.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:27 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Harriet Tubman’s portrait will be going onto the front of the $20 bill, according to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

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Monday, April 4, 2016 1:17 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumer complaints against banks, mostly regarding checking accounts, rose in 2015, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Friday, April 1, 2016 6:46 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Want to use a debit card in Cuba? Have I got a bank for you — the operative word being “a.” Just 1 U.S. bank can currently issue a debit card that’s usable in Cuba: Stonegate Bank, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Why Stonegate does it To find out how a bank with just over

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 5:23 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A bizarre mix-up over a dog’s name sheds light on the massive screening effort going on behind the scenes to choke off funding to ISIS.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 3:53 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A student on scholarship to learn coding was detained by police at a check-cashing store for trying to cash his stipend.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A big-bank breakup may sound a little scary for accountholders who value safety and soundness. But would customers even notice being spun off?

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Friday, March 18, 2016 10:45 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A dramatic video shows how thieves are able to install a card skimmer in seconds. Find out how skimming continues to flourish even after chip cards.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Looking for free checking? It may be as close as the nearest credit union.

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Monday, March 14, 2016 9:59 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

U.S. officials are starting to take a closer look at tech companies that are having a bigger and bigger impact on the financial services industry.

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Friday, March 4, 2016 5:08 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Odds are you’ve seen an appeal from your bank or credit union to switch from paper statements to electronic statements. But for customers on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide,” paper statements remain an essential tool for managing their accounts, according to a new report.

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