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.
Saturday, June 30, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Customers are looking for banks to provide more than standard banking services at their branches, and some institutions are already ahead of the curve.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 2:25 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Nine of the biggest banks — including five in this country — will submit living wills to regulators Friday.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:10 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

To find out why millions live without basic banking services, I spoke with a bank executive charged with reaching the ‘unbanked.’

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Federal Reserve research survey reveals why some U.S. households still don’t have a checking account.

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Tags: bank, checking, fees
Monday, June 25, 2012 5:28 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

ING Bank has agreed to pay $619 million to settle potential liability for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions.

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Monday, June 25, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers can take a few tips in financial planning from the big-screen stories of the Avengers, Batman and Spider-Man.

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Saturday, June 23, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Chase checking account holders are getting a break for overdrawing their accounts with small purchases.

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Friday, June 22, 2012 12:42 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

This week Moody’s hit 15 of the world’s biggest banks with credit rating downgrades. Here’s what it means for you.

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Friday, June 22, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A technical glitch at Bank of America gave a gambler a surprising $1.5 million. It looks like both parties are losers.

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 4:24 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

With the growing clout of Hispanics in the U.S. economy, more banks are offering online banking services in Spanish.

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