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, January 8, 2013 3:21 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

International regulators scale back tough Basel III standards designed to prevent the next financial crisis.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 12:35 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit counseling organization warns that traditional New Year’s resolutions to pay off debt or save and invest money don’t always make sense for consumers.

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Saturday, January 5, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new ad campaign from one of America’s biggest banks highlights why account holders still need face-to-face customer service.

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Friday, January 4, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Justin Bieber is singing “Banking, banking, banking OOH!” these days as he backs a prepaid card through the company BillMyParents.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 4:44 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Next time you’re in a dispute with your bank, remember it has a big stake in keeping your business: Banks spend hundreds to acquire each customer.

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Saturday, December 29, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The government has issued an alert to banking executives about how to deal with cybercrimes.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report predicts hackers will use new ways to steal your banking information in 2013.

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Monday, December 24, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The number of community banks has shrunk dramatically over the past 25 years. Will the trend continue?

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Saturday, December 22, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The numbers are in, and it looks like more account holders are starting to like their banks.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

An FDIC survey finds banks make efforts but could do more to offer services to unbanked and underbanked consumers.

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