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, March 1, 2017 9:27 am
By Robin Saks Frankel · Bankrate.com

Newcomer PurePoint Financial debuts with an online savings account that pays 1.25% APY.

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Friday, February 3, 2017 9:54 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

President Donald Trump set in motion Friday plans to begin unwinding key parts of financial regulatory reform legislation put in place following the Great Recession.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 2:52 pm
By Gili Malinsky · Bankrate.com

Look out — Blue Monday is coming! Protect your wallet if you start feeling down.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016 5:00 am
By Christina Couch · Bankrate.com

These accounts help you keep an eye on your financial target.

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Tags: gnews, news, savings
Thursday, November 17, 2016 12:02 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Banks sometimes aren’t thrilled to share your financial info with personal finance apps, citing security concerns. Now the CFPB is looking into it.

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Tags: CFPB, gnews, news
Monday, November 14, 2016 6:40 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Donald Trump’s victory in the election means something for banking. It’s just hard to say what that something is.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 6:35 pm
By Susan Ladika · Bankrate.com

This editorial content is not provided or commissioned by any of the referenced financial institutions or companies. Opinions, analysis, reviews or recommendations expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any financial institutions or companies, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any such entity. All products or services are presented

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 11:07 am
By Susan Ladika · Bankrate.com

These money market accounts offer safe havens for your money away from Wall Street’s post-election gyrations.

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Monday, October 24, 2016 3:46 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

A consortium of 19 banks and credit unions has formed a new payments network that will allow consumers and businesses to transfer money instantly using their existing banking apps.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 6:07 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

John Stumpf, CEO of Wells Fargo, is retiring effective now, 3 weeks after he apologized to the Senate Banking Committee for the bank’s unauthorized accounts scandal.

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