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, February 6, 2015 4:53 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Is your family playing a dangerous game by keeping a low savings account balance? If so, you’re not alone.

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Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is forming task forces to combat the two biggest problems in America’s ’70s-era payment system: slow speeds and slack security.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:50 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Not the type to do your banking on a phone or tablet? You’re now in a shrinking minority. More than half now use mobile banking twice a week or more.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:13 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

Checks aren’t about to go extinct — they’re one of the most accepted payment methods.

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:40 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A poll released this week by the Progressive Change Institute showed 58 percent of Americans support breaking up big banks like Citigroup.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is working on a tool to help colleges strike deals with banks that don’t stick students with high fees and skimpy features.

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Friday, January 9, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Billionaire oilman Harold Hamm wrote the check, for exactly $974,790,317.77, to settle a divorce with his ex-wife Sue Ann Arnall.

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014 10:09 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

There’s no better time to evaluate your personal finance habits than the beginning of a new year.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the biggest banks in the United Kingdom is set to offer video chat services with bank tellers and financial experts. Will banks in the U.S. start doing the same?

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The National Credit Union Administration is suing Bank of America and U.S. Bank for their roles in the 2008 mortgage meltdown.

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