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, June 26, 2013 12:28 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:41 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which will have important implications for same-sex couples.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 11:07 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Public Citizen report argues for the restoration of Glass-Steagall.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013 4:36 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

An Independent Community Bankers of America report criticizes the impact of so-called too-big-to-fail megabanks.

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Friday, June 21, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banking industry groups support financial education for young people.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 6:11 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

New research reveals some serious problems for young banking customers.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 9:51 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A recent NCUA report shows that credit unions have gained members and added assets in the past year.

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Monday, June 17, 2013 10:29 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report shows that U.S. consumers are beginning to grow more confident in banks.

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Saturday, June 15, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds opting in to overdraft services can be costly to consumers.

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Friday, June 14, 2013 4:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Pew Charitable Trusts study finds gaps in big banks’ checking account disclosure practices.

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