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 14, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A former banking executive finds out that mooning his boss was a very costly mistake.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 9:55 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Millions of Americans are opting out of bank accounts in favor of prepaid debit cards.

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A FICO analysis finds a rise in card-not-present fraud outpacing card counterfeiting.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Federal law enforcement agencies have logged another guilty plea in a massive bank fraud scheme that contributed to the failure of the Bank of the Commonwealth in Virginia.

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Tags: arney, bank, fbi, fraud
Monday, September 10, 2012 11:25 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new prepaid debit card helps keep rehabbing addicts from making purchases at places that could endanger their recovery.

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Monday, September 10, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

New rules will require that consumers be given a disclosure before they pay for a remittance transfer.

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Saturday, September 8, 2012 6:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from Moody’s shows that many factors could present stumbling blocks for US banks.

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Friday, September 7, 2012 12:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

These products are not covered by laws requiring disclosure of fees and terms.

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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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