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.
Saturday, December 8, 2012 7:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Replacing the paper $1 bill with a $1 coin could save the government a lot of money. Will Congress eliminate George Washington paper notes?

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Tags: $1, coin, Congress, money
Friday, December 7, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit union group argues against the extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee program.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 5:51 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Teen accused of robbing bank and posting a video about it online.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 11:17 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Citi announces plans to shutter 44 bank branches in smaller U.S. markets. But not all banks are following suit.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012 4:10 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the FDIC shows that bank earnings have reached their highest level in six years, but plenty of challenges remain.

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Tags: bank, Banking, Citi, FDIC
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 7:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Fearing a backlash, Bank of America delays plans to impose a flat monthly fee on basic checking.

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Monday, December 3, 2012 5:03 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Is the proposal to increase business lending powers for credit unions a risk to the financial system?

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Saturday, December 1, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The generational gap for mobile banking usage appears to be closing.

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Friday, November 30, 2012 6:32 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Most big banks require customers to sign away their right to sue them in court. Instead, customers looking for justice will face arbitration. But is that fair?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 5:57 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit counseling organization warns that over-spending can have negative financial consequences.

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