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, June 14, 2012 12:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

New research from a famous behavioral economist shows people who wouldn’t steal cash might feel fine stealing money loaded on a prepaid debit card.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

While these fraudsters probably won’t fool too many people, check fraud is serious business and costs banks close to $1 billion a year.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Parents need to model good financial habits and start age-appropriate conversations about money with their children.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Credit unions have more members than ever before. Is their increasing popularity having an impact on the banking industry?

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Friday, June 8, 2012 3:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study shows banks and credit unions are still hiding big fees in the long and complex disclosures they give out to checking account holders.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 9:49 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Fed moved new capital rules for banks closer to final approval. While the rules may prevent the next banking crisis, they may also hike borrowing costs.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Big banks are making it easier for their customers to send each other money.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 4:58 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Cash is no longer king when it comes to retail purchases, as debit cards and credit cards continue their takeover of payments.

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012 4:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Vacations can be a trying time for debit-card users. Here are tips from bankers on how to avoid fraud …

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Monday, June 4, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Legislation would allow banks to mail out fewer privacy policy notices.

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