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.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 6:40 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study by the CFPB shows how payday loans and direct-deposit advances can negatively impact consumers.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. Treasury Under-Secretary Mary Miller says federal government will not bail out “to big too fail” banks.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 11:57 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Brand-new $100 bills will begin circulating this fall, with a sleight of new anti-counterfeiting measures built in.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 7:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A GAO report finds that some ATM fees increased from 2007 to 2012.

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Friday, April 26, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The TD Bank program awarded $200,000 to urban forestry efforts in 10 communities.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:15 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new bill designed to end the danger of banks being “too big to fail” would force megabanks to carry more capital or shrink themselves down to size.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Capital One Financial Corp. ranks among Best Companies for Hourly Workers by Working Mother magazine.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:50 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumers want more from their banks, even if it comes at the cost of sharing information as personal as their fingerprints.

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Monday, April 22, 2013 12:02 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Economists may have a way to make banking regulations stronger and dampen their negative impact on the economy.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that the majority of high school students need some more personal finance lessons before they start college.

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