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.
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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Saturday, June 2, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some banks are beginning to charge customers for mobile banking tools, and they don’t have a problem paying for them.

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Friday, June 1, 2012 5:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Sick of getting the cold shoulder from your bank? New rules being put in place may make financial institutions more eager to please checking customers in the future.

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Friday, June 1, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banks are charging customers for leaving, but there are ways to keep those fees from piling up.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:04 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Hundreds of colleges have cut deals with banks to build fee-laden debit cards and prepaid debit cards into the school IDs they issue to students.

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