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, December 3, 2014 2:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Since the financial crisis, banks have paid out more in fines and settlements than it cost to put a man on the moon.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 1:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Worried about the potential for losing your debit card or falling victim to a financial scam during the busy holiday shopping season? Find out how to stay safe.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank employees who worked in core business units, such as investment banking, private banking or trading, were more dishonest than those who played support roles such as human resources.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014 7:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The latest report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index shows that banking customers are growing more frustrated with bank fees.

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Friday, November 21, 2014 11:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has an unlikely supporter of its proposal for tighter prepaid card regulations — Green Dot, the issuer of one of the most recognized prepaid cards in the country.

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Monday, November 17, 2014 10:45 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The average time spent waiting in a lobby rose from four minutes and 46 seconds to five minutes and eight seconds, an increase of 8 percent.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Online scam artists know you want to give a cute, cuddly puppy a home, and they’re using your love of animals to steal your money.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:15 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Six big banks will pay more than $4 billion in fines. What did they do?

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

There’s a loophole in the law that protects your bank debit card against errors, fraud and lost cards, and those protections don’t apply to most prepaid cards.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the nation’s biggest banks is planning to reduce its number of branch employees.

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