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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Will your savings habits come back to haunt you? As Halloween approaches, here are three signs you might be tricking yourself when planning your personal finances.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Citibank is about to make checking cost even more for account holders.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 7:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is implementing a new rule that will allow certain banks and credit unions to stop sending privacy disclosures via standard mail. Do you understand your bank’s privacy policies?

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

President Obama has signed an executive order directing the federal government to take some incremental steps to fight card fraud and identity theft.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As mid-term elections near, there is one area where Colorado Senate candidates agree with each other: marijuana businesses need access to the banking system.

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Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The next debit card you get will probably have a little golden chip in it, and that’s a good thing.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 6:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey reveals some surprising findings about millennials and their banking preferences. Should big banks be worried?

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Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:15 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As data breaches continue to make headlines, Bank of America is enhancing the encryption capabilities on debit card transactions.

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Friday, October 10, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

CFPB fined the bank nearly $3 million for false advertisements of “free” checking accounts.

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Friday, October 10, 2014 2:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A hacker gains access to a CD drive or USB port on the ATM itself, sometimes by actually breaking physical protections.

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