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.
Monday, August 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Six questions consumers should ask themselves to figure out what banking services they need.

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Saturday, August 25, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Will more prepaid cards begin popping up at credit unions?

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Friday, August 24, 2012 5:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks are labeling fees on business checking accounts as if they’re being charged by the FDIC.

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Friday, August 24, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Starting this week, zombie checking accounts will remain closed at Bank of America.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 5:43 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Big-bank CEOs say U.S. corporations need big banks to operate, but corporate insiders aren’t so sure.

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Thursday, August 23, 2012 7:21 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

U.S. senators asked the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to regulate medical debt collections and credit reporting.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 4:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Small and midsize banks and credit unions are rapidly expanding the reach of their ATM networks.

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Friday, August 17, 2012 1:11 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Before mobile payments can really take off, providers and smartphone users are going to need to take some steps to boost security.

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Friday, August 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Higher One agrees to pay $11 million restitution to students to resolve government allegations of wrongful debit card account practices.

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Tags: debit, nsf, student
Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the biggest members of the banking industry is making ATMs more eco-friendly.

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