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.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 4:56 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Highly dependent on smartphones, mobile banking isn’t universal with banks or bank customers, a fact highlighted in a new report.

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 7:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study shows the FDIC brought more lawsuits against bank executives this year than in 2010 and 2011 combined.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:25 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives passed a bill that would end requirement that banks post fee disclosure notices on ATMs.

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Monday, December 17, 2012 3:41 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The House passes a bill that would allow banks to send fewer privacy policy disclosure notices to consumers.

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Monday, December 17, 2012 2:53 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Will consumers spend more or less for Christmas cheer this year? Surveys offer different views of the answer.

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Saturday, December 15, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

According to a new report, a gang of computer hackers is aiming to attack 30 U.S. banks to steal money from everyday account holders.

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Friday, December 14, 2012 4:47 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Regulators in the U.S. and the U.K. have announced a joint effort to deal with the potential for failures of global banks.

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Thursday, December 13, 2012 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In a loss for community banks, a bill to extend unlimited FDIC insurance for business bank accounts dies abruptly in the Senate.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 2:43 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank will pay big fines to resolve U.S. government investigations into lax money-laundering compliance practices.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 5:44 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Unlimited FDIC insurance for business checking accounts clears a hurdle in the Senate, but still faces big opposition.

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