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, 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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Friday, February 22, 2013 3:20 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Surprise, surprise: A Pew study finds payday loans are unaffordable for borrowers.

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Tags: cost, Debt, loan, payday
Thursday, February 21, 2013 5:33 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

With consumers seeking a safe place for their cash and rates on CDs and savings low, the cash sitting in checking accounts is at all-time highs.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 12:22 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Wells Fargo will begin offering an ATM experience customized to meet account holders’ banking routines.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:39 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Does “too big to fail” now mean “too big for trial”? The Senate Banking Committee wants to know.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 1:10 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Americans say they’d prefer to pay a small fee every time they use their checking account rather than the monthly flat fee they pay now.

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