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 6, 2012 11:17 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Citi announces plans to shutter 44 bank branches in smaller U.S. markets. But not all banks are following suit.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:10 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the FDIC shows that bank earnings have reached their highest level in six years, but plenty of challenges remain.

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Tags: bank, Banking, Citi, FDIC
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Fearing a backlash, Bank of America delays plans to impose a flat monthly fee on basic checking.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 5:03 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Is the proposal to increase business lending powers for credit unions a risk to the financial system?

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The generational gap for mobile banking usage appears to be closing.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 6:32 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Most big banks require customers to sign away their right to sue them in court. Instead, customers looking for justice will face arbitration. But is that fair?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:57 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit counseling organization warns that over-spending can have negative financial consequences.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 6:16 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banking industry groups want federal regulators to study Basel III risk weight capital requirements.

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Friday, November 23, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. Public Interest Research Group says consumers are more likely to find free checking at small banks and credit unions, not big banks.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Looking to spend less on Black Friday? A new study shows you shouldn’t bring your dirty dollar bills to the mall.

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