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.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 1:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The Senate Banking Committee held confirmation hearings for two of the potentially toughest federal regulators.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

An ATM accidentally dispensed $1,800 to the wrong account holder. What happened to the money?

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Monday, March 11, 2013 4:11 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Ben Bernanke, Martin Greunberg and four other top regulators are named in a new lawsuit for the unsuccessful enactment of the Volcker rule.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks do better in the latest rounds of stress tests designed to measure how they’d fair in an another economic free fall.

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Friday, March 8, 2013 2:52 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve won’t adjust the Durbin Amendment caps on debit card swipe fees.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Despite many banks ending free checking, an FDIC data dump shows bank fee income is actually falling.

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Saturday, March 2, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banks have launched new advertisements that question whether credit unions are really helping the country.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 5:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The White House says automatic budget cuts known as the sequester may soon hit some families’ budgets hard.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 5:06 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A case before the Supreme Court could make it harder for consumers to get their day in court if they’re wronged by a bank.

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Friday, March 1, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Government Accountability Office report reviewed the costs and benefits of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act.

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