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.
Sunday, September 30, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Credit unions have a lot at stake in the upcoming election. Will you vote for candidates that support the nation’s not-for-profit institutions?

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Friday, September 28, 2012 5:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Free checking is on the decline and fees are rising at large banks, but that’s not as true at credit unions and small banks.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 12:08 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The majority of account holders are afraid of the potential security issues of mobile banking. Find out if their fears are justified.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 5:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A number of the biggest bank websites have been taken down by, possibly by Islamic “hacktivists.”

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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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