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, November 6, 2013 9:51 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is asking for comments on debt collection to help create new consumer protections.

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Monday, November 4, 2013 5:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumer advocacy groups ask federal regulators to step up bank scrutiny.

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Friday, November 1, 2013 2:18 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. court stops fake payday loan collectors operating in Cleveland, Atlanta.

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Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve proposed rule would require banks to hold minimum level of liquid assets.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:44 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The National Consumer Law Center reports that archaic state laws force debtors into poverty.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:40 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB Director Cordray tells bankers that financial companies and consumers are jointly responsible.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 6:17 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

There are now more payday loan stores in the U.S. than McDonald’s restaurants.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 1:12 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Six federal agencies proposed new standards to assess financial companies’ workforce diversity.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 2:35 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB to examine financial companies’ compliance with new remittance rules to protect consumers.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:04 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Like banks, big credit unions might need to test how they’d fare in extreme scenarios.

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