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, September 7, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Are banks and credit unions giving customers too many account options?

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Government officials in Argentina are now tracking debit card purchases, giving some credence to consumer worries over debit cards’ “paper trail.”

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 9:30 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks are raising fees to fill a huge hole in their revenue created by Fed limits on overdraft protection.

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Monday, September 3, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A national online poll finds consumers are sadly misinformed about legitimate nonprofit credit counseling services.

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Saturday, September 1, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

With fewer bank failures, increased lending and $34.5 billion of net income, the banking industry appears to be quite healthy.

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Friday, August 31, 2012 7:47 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

If you’ve been frustrated with Bank of America, the bank’s new Checking Clarity program should help to ease some of that anger.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A New York woman used mobile banking alerts to catch an alleged thief using her stolen debit card.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Four important tips for consumers who’ve recently opened a new bank checking account.

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A six-step plan to switch your direct deposits, checks and automatic withdrawals from your old bank to a new one.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Shopping for a checking account? Compare bank services and fees, be wary of special offers and make sure your deposits will be FDIC-insured.

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