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, January 27, 2016 9:29 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Chase is installing new ATMs that will allow customers access with a mobile app, rather than a plastic ATM card.

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Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:28 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Bernie Sanders is the only 2016 presidential candidate to pledge to break up the biggest banks in order to make the financial system safer. But could he do it?

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Branch banking is still popular, a Bankrate survey finds.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:36 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

That clever password you made up by hitting the first few letters on the keyboard? It could get you hacked. Check out the worst passwords of 2015.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

The rising tide of interest rates isn’t lifting savers, at least not yet.

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Friday, January 15, 2016 3:51 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

One dad poses as a bank to take a stand against an overspending 6-year-old, striking a blow for financial literacy everywhere.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:01 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Changing the recipe the U.S. Mint uses to make coins stands to save taxpayers millions each year, but industry groups say it’ll cost them a pretty penny.

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Tags: Banking, coins, news
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

The Fed is raising interest rates, pushing up some of the rates you pay.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Early withdrawal penalties should make you think twice about tapping your CDs.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Two New York-based private bankers were charged this months with a scheme that involved using fake ATM cards and other means to siphon more than $400,000 from the accounts of customers at the bank where they worked, JPMorgan Chase,

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