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.
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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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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