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.
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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Monday, March 18, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A new TD Bank loan program aims to help veterans obtain financing to open franchise businesses.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Wells Fargo promotion waives fee for remittances, such as wire transfers to a foreign country, from a linked account.

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Friday, March 15, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A community banking trade group plans to lobby for less government regulation.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Three students won savings funds for the “Lights, Camera, Save!” video contest, which encourages saving among teens.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 8:56 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Capital One Financial Corp. pledged $500,000 to match Kiva’s U.S. small business loans.

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Tags: bank, capone, kiva, loan
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