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 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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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 4:28 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Three huge U.S. banks face a tidal wave of lawsuits over alleged Libor manipulation. Is yours one of them?

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 4:31 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB has resolved thousands of banking complaints since it started taking them in March.

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Saturday, July 28, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Citi is the latest member of the banking industry to make its checking account terms easier to understand.

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Friday, July 27, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank of America cut nearly a tenth of its ATMs this year. Are big banks looking to cut back their ATM networks?

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Friday, July 27, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that many account holders have considered switching banks, but a few key reasons are preventing them from actually moving their money.

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