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, April 17, 2013 5:43 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo is testing how account holders react to a much smaller bank branch.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:21 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A major bank recently let its Web address lapse by mistake, illustrating the importance of having multiple ways of managing your checking account handy.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 9:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

JP Morgan Chase is changing bank policies to try to help protect customers from payday lenders’ aggressive practices.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 5:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force secured a guilty plea in a $100 million scheme to obtain fraudulent Small Business Administration loans.

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Saturday, April 13, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A TD Bank branch in South Florida has achieved a net-zero energy goal and returned power to the grid in its first full year of monitoring.

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Friday, April 12, 2013 5:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks have made some progress in strengthening their balance sheets since last year, according to Bankrate’s latest Safe & Sound ratings.

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Thursday, April 11, 2013 5:33 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Some banks are now giving checking account holders the ability to shut down a debit card on their account through their smartphone app.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:31 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new bill introduced in Congress would break up any bank big enough to substantially damage the economy if it failed.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke says banks are stronger, but that hasn’t stopped the Senate from pushing forward with higher capital requirements for big banks.

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Friday, April 5, 2013 4:17 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Federal Reserve study finds a rising use of mobile phones and smartphones for mobile banking financial services.

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