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, June 15, 2016 6:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Getting a great yield on a savings account doesn’t do you much good if it ends up being yanked away after a few months.

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Tags: gnews, news, savings
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:30 pm
By Susan Ladika · Bankrate.com

Money market accounts don’t lock up your funds, enabling you to move money fast whenever the Fed decides to take action.

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Friday, June 10, 2016 12:24 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

New legislation unveiled by House Republicans to repeal and replace Dodd-Frank might be a first-100-days priority in a Trump administration.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Friday, June 3, 2016 5:00 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In an age of instantaneous fraud, handing out little pieces of paper with all your important checking account information may not be a good idea anymore.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Thursday, June 2, 2016 3:49 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The FDIC’s normally dry Quarterly Banking Report did contain a couple of interesting nuggets for savers that offer some hope for higher rates down the road.

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Monday, May 23, 2016 4:28 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A crew of over 100 criminals targeted Japanese ATMs with 14,000 fraudulent withdrawals in just over 2 hours, exposing ATM security weaknesses.

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Friday, May 20, 2016 10:50 am
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The top presidential candidates are filthy rich, but they can’t do any better than most Americans when it comes to their bank accounts.

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Friday, April 29, 2016 2:18 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Faced with customer complaints of discrimination, Venmo and its parent company have made efforts to prevent future false positives in enforcing U.S. sanctions.

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Monday, April 25, 2016 10:57 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Skimming attacks on ATMs rose by more than 500% last year, as thieves adapted to ATM operators attempts to shut them down.

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Tags: Banking, news
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 2:27 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Harriet Tubman’s portrait will be going onto the front of the $20 bill, according to Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew.

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