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.
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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Thursday, November 1, 2012 7:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Natural disasters like superstorm Sandy make debit cards dicey, but mobile banking can offer victims access to banking services, even if branches are closed.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banks and many of their borrowers will be significantly impacted by Superstorm Sandy. Find out how regulators are advising the banking industry on the situation.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Several banks have joined JPMorgan Chase in waiving fees for customers affected by Superstorm Sandy.

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Monday, October 29, 2012 5:14 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As Superstorm Sandy approaches, Chase is excusing account holders in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from paying certain fees.

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Monday, October 29, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A cellphone provider will help consumers stay protected when transmitting personal financial information with their phones.

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Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey of bank account balances shows that many consumers are keeping abnormally high amounts in their traditional checking accounts. Are you one of them?

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Friday, October 26, 2012 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Mobile wallet providers risk turning the technology into the next Betamax.

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