Banking Blog

Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:13 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Prepare for managing bank accounts, credit cards, student loans and retirement savings in the “real world.”

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Tags: college, money, TIPS
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:41 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study shows many consumers who could get free checking are open to using prepaid debit cards and paying more than $4 for the privilege. Why?

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As more customers rely on the Internet for their banking, big banks may wind up with a lot of empty branches.

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Friday, May 25, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some members of Congress are aiming to remove the voices of banking executives from the conversation at the Federal Reserve.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:38 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

If you see a text message congratulating you on your new $1,000 Walmart gift card, don’t be fooled.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Better Business Bureau advises military service members to beware of financial scams.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 2:59 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is preparing new consumer-protection rules for users of prepaid debit cards.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:22 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Zynga and American Express are teaming up to produce a ‘FarmVille’-branded prepaid debit card that offers virtual rewards for real-world spending.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Pundits sometimes fault politicians for their failure to understand what one presidential candidate called “the vision thing.” That charge might not to stick to Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, judging by a recent speech in which he painted an idealistic picture of the future of financial education. “In our

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The Fed announced new stress testing requirements this week, but small banks won’t need to pass the examinations.

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