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, 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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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 6:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banking organizations offer consumers tips to make mobile banking safer and more secure.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 6:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A bipartisan research organization plans to analyze Dodd-Frank and recommend improvements.

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Monday, October 22, 2012 6:10 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers still prefer online banking to other options such as branches, ATMs or mobile banking, according to a survey.

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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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