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, November 12, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will expand oversight of debt collection companies and gather complaints about credit reporting.

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Friday, November 9, 2012 5:07 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report shows that small banks have embraced the new generation of banking technologies, but their account holders seem to be lagging behind.

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Friday, November 9, 2012 4:38 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The story of a kid who stole his parents’ life savings to buy candy illustrates why cash is risky.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:56 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Many politicians, especially on the Democratic side, were less willing to be associated with and more likely to criticize the banks.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 3:49 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Several prominent critics of the banking industry won election or re-election Tuesday.

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 11:06 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Regardless of how you feel about the results of the 2012 election, it’s a good bet your bank’s not too crazy about them.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 7:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. banking industry associations step up their protests against Basel III capital requirements.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 4:02 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Criminals use checking accounts and a weakness in Citibank’s computer systems to steal $1 million from the megabank in 60 seconds.

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Friday, November 2, 2012 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

To help customers access their money and give them some financial breathing room, many banks are offering fee waivers.

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 12:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The way we bank is rapidly changing. Here are five trends one expert sees emerging in the next few years.

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