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.
Monday, January 14, 2013 8:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Legislation would give federal agencies more authority to study and enforce the Military Lending Act.

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Monday, January 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

President Barack Obama signed a law to eliminate a requirement for on-machine ATM fee disclosures.

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Friday, January 11, 2013 5:14 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A group of senators is asking regulators to investigate high-interest payday loans being made at major banks.

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Friday, January 11, 2013 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks hope a la carte pricing will make paying for checking accounts more palatable to customers.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers admit financial woes were self-inflicted. Credit counseling service offers 12-step action plan for recovery.

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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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