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 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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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 5:36 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bitcoins may be the biggest beneficiary of the mistrust in the financial system stirred up by the banking crisis in Cyprus.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:10 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study shows that even at large banks, payday loans are risky for consumers and can lead to a downward financial spiral for borrowers.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 4:18 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

FICO names California, Florida and the Northeast as the nation’s ATM fraud hot spots.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:45 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank customers in Cyprus may see their bank deposits taxed to fund a bailout. Could the same happen here?

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 2:05 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate Banking Committee has voted along party lines to approve the nomination of Richard Cordray as director of the CFPB.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banks are looking to attract your business with cash bonus offers. Are they worth it?

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