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.
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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Wednesday, November 21, 2012 5:05 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Big banks and banking industry associations make The Hill’s list of 2012′s Top Lobbyists.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 3:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A computer glitch at JPMorgan Chase & Co. temporarily disabled government benefit cards for millions. Could something similar happen to debit cards?

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks need to notify their customers that expanded deposit insurance for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts is set to expire Dec. 31.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Tired of your checking account? It looks like you’ll begin to see more alternatives for your money.

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Friday, November 16, 2012 4:35 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In the next few months, banks will be subjected to a stress test that will pit their balance sheets against an economic obstacle course.

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