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.
Thursday, July 26, 2012 5:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A former Citigroup CEO now says the nation’s biggest banks should be split up. But will it ever happen?

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Mobile payments have one advantage over cash, check or plastic: consumer data that merchants can mine to personalize marketing.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:18 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Payday loans are used more often for living expenses than unexpected emergencies, a study has found.

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Tags: loan, payday, pew
Saturday, July 21, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey investigates how account holders feel about their banks’ commitments to privacy protection.

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Friday, July 20, 2012 4:51 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan Chase stands accused of manipulating the California energy market.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 3:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Prepaid debit cards are playing a number of roles for U.S. consumers these days.

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

HSBC is facing questions from lawmakers about some of the bank’s shady clients linked to global terrorism and drug cartels.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Should the CFPB impose new rules on checking account overdraft programs? The Credit Union National Association says no.

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Monday, July 16, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The House Financial Services Committee unofficial designates July as Dodd-Frank Bashing Month.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new Twitter handle shows that some account holders are ready and willing to give up their banking information to anyone.

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