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, September 11, 2013 6:32 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers are happy with their bank checking account services, but not so pleased with the fees.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:24 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks and financial institutions reported a 16th consecutive quarter of year-over-year earnings

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Monday, September 9, 2013 5:44 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Credit unions keep free checking, hoping to lure members in for the long haul.

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Monday, September 9, 2013 3:45 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

Are you one of the millions of “unbanked” Americans? If so, how are you managing your money?

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Friday, September 6, 2013 7:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Since the financial crisis, the country’s biggest banks have paid $100 billion in legal costs. But who really foots the bill?

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Thursday, September 5, 2013 6:41 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A bank executive pleaded guilty to lying to the feds about using TARP funds to buy a Florida condo.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 3:12 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

An American Bankers Association survey finds 55 percent of bank customers do not pay monthly account fees.

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Friday, August 30, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Fitch Ratings estimates a lower swipe-fee cap could cost U.S. banks nearly $7 billion.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013 4:35 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A report found that growing markets in foreign countries present opportunities for financial services companies.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 6:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

New regulations are forcing banks to raise fees on customers. Credit unions are taking advantage of this.

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