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, January 15, 2016 3:51 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

One dad poses as a bank to take a stand against an overspending 6-year-old, striking a blow for financial literacy everywhere.

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Tags: Banking, news
Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:01 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Changing the recipe the U.S. Mint uses to make coins stands to save taxpayers millions each year, but industry groups say it’ll cost them a pretty penny.

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Tags: Banking, coins, news
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

The Fed is raising interest rates, pushing up some of the rates you pay.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2016 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Early withdrawal penalties should make you think twice about tapping your CDs.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Two New York-based private bankers were charged this months with a scheme that involved using fake ATM cards and other means to siphon more than $400,000 from the accounts of customers at the bank where they worked, JPMorgan Chase,

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

You may be surprised to learn what leads off Americans’ financial agendas.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:06 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite a Fed rate hike, savers hoping for a Miracle on 34th Street are getting Scrooged by banks. What gives?

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 5:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve pushing rates higher usually hurts banks’ profit margins. So why are bankers bullish on a Fed rate increase?

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Tuesday, December 15, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Bankrate’s Financial Security Index shows Americans are feeling better, even about their savings.

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Friday, December 11, 2015 11:39 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Standard and Poor’s cut ratings for 8 of the biggest U.S. banks this month. Usually that means trouble, but not in this case.

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Tags: Banking, news
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