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, 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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Monday, December 22, 2014 11:46 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

New statistics show that the Home Depot data breach cost small banks a lot of money. Find out how much.

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Tags: Banking, news
Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The good news is that Congress just passed a massive spending bill. The bad news is that critics say that Citigroup wrote some of the provisions in the bill, giving Wall Street some help in ditching Dodd-Frank.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 1:10 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Ransomware does exactly what it sounds like it does. It: holds your computer and the data on it hostage until you pay up.

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Monday, December 15, 2014 5:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new credit union in Colorado is aiming to give marijuana business owners access to traditional banking services.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 2:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Depositing checks on a mobile device can be convenient, but consumers should be aware of these issues.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 3:36 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A major banking institution is under fire for a scheme to elude paying taxes to the IRS. Find out why Deutsche Bank owes the US government more than $190 million.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 2:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Since the financial crisis, banks have paid out more in fines and settlements than it cost to put a man on the moon.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Worried about the potential for losing your debit card or falling victim to a financial scam during the busy holiday shopping season? Find out how to stay safe.

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