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 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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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 9:48 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that eliminates one of the two ATM fee disclosure requirements.

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Tags: ATM, fees, notice
Saturday, August 4, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report shows that credit unions began seeing a significant surge in deposits well before bank transfer day.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 4:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks are scanning the Web with artificial intelligence to gauge how Americans feel about certain aspects of their business.

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Friday, August 3, 2012 12:12 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A program in California is aiming to educate unbanked consumers on the benefits of opening a checking account.

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 5:18 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The number of U.S. bank branches fell over the past year. Is the bank branch becoming obsolete?

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