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.
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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Friday, August 10, 2012 2:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A network of community banks and credit unions has joined forces to reward consumers with big interest earnings.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 4:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks have long offered accounts aimed at high school and college students, but are they actually cheaper?

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 4:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new deal between Square and Starbucks may be a big step toward wider acceptance of smartphone-based payments.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A U.S. banking trade group launches a petition to block the expansion of credit union business lending.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 3:59 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One man turns a bank error in his favor into a book and a one-man show.

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