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.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 1:40 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB Director Cordray tells bankers that financial companies and consumers are jointly responsible.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 6:17 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

There are now more payday loan stores in the U.S. than McDonald’s restaurants.

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Monday, October 28, 2013 1:12 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Six federal agencies proposed new standards to assess financial companies’ workforce diversity.

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Friday, October 25, 2013 2:35 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

CFPB to examine financial companies’ compliance with new remittance rules to protect consumers.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013 5:04 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Like banks, big credit unions might need to test how they’d fare in extreme scenarios.

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Friday, October 18, 2013 5:02 pm
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Bankrate, Bargaineering and EverBank convene at #FinCon13 to talk about banking trends.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:27 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Occupy Wall Street organizers are raising funds to launch a prepaid debit card for unbanked consumers.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

American Bankers Association CEO Frank Keating tells Congress to raise the debt ceiling.

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Friday, October 11, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Electronic Payments Coalition says consumers aren’t seeing savings on retail products since the Durbin Amendment.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013 8:59 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Center for Responsible Lending reports that regulators are cracking down on payday lenders.

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