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, 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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Thursday, February 28, 2013 4:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve proposed new rules to govern U.S. operations of large interconnected foreign banks.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 1:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One woman in the U.K. accidentally transferred $40,000 into the wrong checking account over two years.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013 12:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Created by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, CFPB’s Office of Financial Education is just getting off the ground.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The FDIC proposed a new rule that would clarify FDIC-insurance status of deposits in foreign branches of U.S. banks.

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Monday, February 25, 2013 9:37 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Hackers shut down a large regional bank’s website to cover up a $900,000 bank theft on Christmas Eve.

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