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, 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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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 12:13 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A U.S. Senate procedural vote on a TAG extension for insurance on certain transaction accounts had been delayed.

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Monday, December 10, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Impulsive purchases of clothing, shoes, toys, technology and home decor lead to regret as does holiday-season overspending.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Replacing the paper $1 bill with a $1 coin could save the government a lot of money. Will Congress eliminate George Washington paper notes?

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Tags: $1, coin, Congress, money
Friday, December 7, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit union group argues against the extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee program.

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