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, July 17, 2013 6:38 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Payroll cards make it easier for businesses to pay employees who can’t or won’t use direct deposit.

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Friday, July 12, 2013 4:55 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new study shows that one type of fee has been steadily rising at credit unions. What is it?

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 6:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Regulators have released final rules designed to prevent a repeat of the financial crisis.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 5:23 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A debt settlement services company allegedly misled consumers about fees and services.

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Monday, July 8, 2013 6:43 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks still face potential for excessive risk in a slow-growth, low-rate economic climate.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some small banks are dedicating time to Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Friday, July 5, 2013 1:57 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Savings accounts are still the best way to save for rainy day, but all accounts aren’t equal.

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Thursday, July 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Former CEO of Tifton Banking Company pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit bank fraud.

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 1:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The CFPB sets out a rule to notify nonbanks of supervisory oversight once it determines they may be engaged in practices harmful to consumers.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013 4:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Fed approved a rule that requires banks to maintain stronger capital positions.

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