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, 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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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 4:46 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A U.K.-based bank agreed to pay a record $340 million to settle charges that it helped Iranian nationals skirt U.S. sanctions.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Are you unhappy with your personal financial situation? If so, you’re not alone. In a recent online survey, 38 percent of 1,218 U.S. adults said they weren’t financially fit. Another 43 percent said they’d like to improve at least one aspect of their financial situation. Only 12 percent said they were financially fit and happy about

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 12:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study finds senior checking accounts to be a decidedly mixed bag.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Financial Services Roundtable estimates Dodd-Frank paperwork will require 26,353 full-time employees per year.

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Monday, August 13, 2012 1:33 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Two years ago, five big banks began working on secret recovery plans. Why haven’t you heard about them?

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Monday, August 13, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Forty credit unions and community banks will be giving away gas in major cities this week.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that mobile P2P transfers may inspire increased smartphone money management.

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