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.
Monday, November 17, 2014 10:45 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The average time spent waiting in a lobby rose from four minutes and 46 seconds to five minutes and eight seconds, an increase of 8 percent.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Online scam artists know you want to give a cute, cuddly puppy a home, and they’re using your love of animals to steal your money.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 1:15 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Six big banks will pay more than $4 billion in fines. What did they do?

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 6:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

There’s a loophole in the law that protects your bank debit card against errors, fraud and lost cards, and those protections don’t apply to most prepaid cards.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the nation’s biggest banks is planning to reduce its number of branch employees.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau calls out student loan serving companies for illegal practices.

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Saturday, November 1, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new report from the FDIC shows that fewer American households are unbanked. Find out why they don’t have traditional bank accounts.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A massive ID theft fraud ring recently brought down by law enforcement had gotten some help from hapless Instagram users who posted selfies with their paychecks.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Will your savings habits come back to haunt you? As Halloween approaches, here are three signs you might be tricking yourself when planning your personal finances.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Citibank is about to make checking cost even more for account holders.

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