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, September 26, 2012 12:21 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The referee who called the infamous touchdown in the Packers-Seahawks game works at Bank of America by day.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Eighty state and community banking groups sign letter asking Congress to extend TAG deposit insurance for noninterest-bearing transaction accounts.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 5:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The iPhone 5 has plenty of perks, but it won’t have a mobile wallet.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 3:48 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Many Americans are making it way too easy for thieves to guess their PINs.

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Monday, September 24, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some financial institutions are extending a hand to the unbanked for another chance to open checking accounts.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Would you consider banking with the same place you go for dessert?

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Friday, September 21, 2012 2:26 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty will now advocate for the financial industry. What does that mean for consumers?

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012 5:53 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One bank is encouraging customers who visit their ATMs to vote in the general election Nov. 6.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 11:31 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

New debit card security standards could mean less risk of fraud, but higher ATM fees, for consumers.

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Monday, September 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Having a financial preparedness plan will protect you and your family from the long-term effects of damaged or destroyed financial documents

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