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.
Saturday, February 9, 2013 5:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Republicans and Democrats in Washington renew fight over the governance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 3:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank of America’s CEO recently sent a letter to the bank’s 270,000 employees urging them to improve customer service. But is service a big deal?

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Friday, February 8, 2013 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Montana is giving a new meaning to government transparency, allowing the public to see its online checking account.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:05 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Community banks are asking lawmakers on Capitol Hill to ease the burden of regulation.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 1:34 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The United States Postal Service announced it will end Saturday mail delivery on Aug. 1. What will that mean for your finances?

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 6:15 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Bank of America customers get free admission to arts, cultural and historical venues.

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Monday, February 4, 2013 2:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama renominates Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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Sunday, February 3, 2013 7:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report looks into the reasons why executives at big banks haven’t gone to jail for their role in the mortgage crisis.

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Friday, February 1, 2013 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is taking a closer look at deals between banks and colleges to market and issue financial products to students.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 2:43 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A coordinated series of cyberattacks on bank websites has been suspended, according to the Islamic hacktivist group claiming responsibility.

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