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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 8:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new investigation has revealed some secretive audio tapes that highlight a troubling relationship between the Fed and Goldman Sachs.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Millions of Americans are excluded from the banking system due to reports that document their personal finance histories.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Wal-Mart is offering a new checking account. Will the big box retailer impact traditional banks and credit unions?

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Saturday, October 4, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A former TD Bank executive is heading to jail for 18 months for stealing approximately $240,000 from the financial institution.

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Friday, October 3, 2014 4:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Chase admitted yesterday that data from 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised by hackers.

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Monday, September 29, 2014 1:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that more Americans are enjoying their day-to-day experience with their checking accounts. Why are some turning to alternative banking products?

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Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you?

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Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

While plenty of banks work to attract new account holders with checking account bonuses, Fifth Third is running a promotion that aims to make a difference in the battle against cancer.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banking customers in New York have fallen victim to identity theft from an unlikely criminal gang: a group of bank tellers.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A disgruntled banking customer has taken a sneaky route to revenge by embarrassing the institution online. How did he do it?

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