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.
Friday, December 20, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB research shows that large banks are more likely to use arbitration clauses.

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:39 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Should the public know the details of financial contracts between banks and universities?

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Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:26 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Paper checks made up only 15 percent of all noncash payments last year, a Fed study found.

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Monday, December 16, 2013 4:04 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

From the end of 2011 to May 2013, total student loan debt grew by 20 percent.

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Friday, December 13, 2013 5:19 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers found more access to free checking after the Durbin Amendment, a study finds.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 5:51 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

Federal regulators have given final approval to the Volcker Rule, intended to reduce risky activity by banks.

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Friday, December 6, 2013 11:02 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The number of banks in the U.S. is the smallest ever recorded by the FDIC.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:43 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

FDIC reports progress toward implementing its authority to liquidate troubled and systemically crucial financial companies.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:16 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB’s study of bank compliance costs is heavy on data, light on conclusions.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 9:13 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Federal regulators tell banks and thrifts to assess risks of deposit advance loans.

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