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.
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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Thursday, April 4, 2013 5:51 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank of America is putting the “teller” in automated teller machines, thanks to videoconferencing with live bank employees.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 4:40 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One large bank is now offering check-cashing services through its branch of ATMs.

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Friday, March 29, 2013 1:28 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB released information on thousands of complaints against providers of checking, savings and other bank services. Here are some key takeaways.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 4:52 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A husband and wife in Orange County, Calif., is sentenced to prison in connection with a $4.7 million federal bank fraud.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013 3:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An improbable bipartisan push to rein in megabanks is gathering steam on Capitol Hill.

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