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.
Monday, May 13, 2013 3:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he sympathizes with CD investors hard-hit by years of falling CD rates.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 5:48 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Bank of America foundation grants $250,000 for urban forest assessments in five U.S. cities.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 5:15 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The FDIC and OCC propose new supervisory guidance for banks that offer direct deposit advance loans.

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Sunday, May 5, 2013 5:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

DiversityInc ranks Wells Fargo and TD Bank among top 50 for in a nationwide diversity survey.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A new rule for international money transfers aims to protect consumers and keep flexibility for providers.

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Friday, May 3, 2013 5:53 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

While plenty of people swear by using multiple accounts to save, having all your cash in one account may help you avoid rationalizing overspending.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:40 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study by the CFPB shows how payday loans and direct-deposit advances can negatively impact consumers.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. Treasury Under-Secretary Mary Miller says federal government will not bail out “to big too fail” banks.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 11:57 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Brand-new $100 bills will begin circulating this fall, with a sleight of new anti-counterfeiting measures built in.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 7:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A GAO report finds that some ATM fees increased from 2007 to 2012.

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