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, October 18, 2012 3:49 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One in 5 Americans report being victimized by debit-card fraud in the last five years.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012 5:25 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers who don’t use direct deposit or maintain a minimum balance face greater difficulty avoiding bank fees, a study finds.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The unceremonious end of Citi CEO Vikram Pandit’s tenure reflects continued weakness in U.S. banking.

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Monday, October 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Electronic Payments Coalition research detects no price discount on household products one year after the Durbin Amendment capped debit card swipe fees.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Fed Gov. Daniel Tarullo joins the growing chorus of heavy hitters calling for “too-big-to-fail” banks to be cut down to size.

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve Board wants to see if more banks are ready to deal with financial stress.

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Friday, October 12, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Community banks are stepping up their effort to be exempted from new higher capital requirements.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Wal-Mart has partnered with American Express for a checking account alternative that may help prepaid cards become even more popular.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

ATMs in New York passed at least two customers laughably fake counterfeit cash. However, more skillful forgeries present a real problem for consumers.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Pew Center study finds big bank checking account fees vary from state to state.

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