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.
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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Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:13 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Prepare for managing bank accounts, credit cards, student loans and retirement savings in the “real world.”

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Tags: college, money, TIPS
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 4:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study shows many consumers who could get free checking are open to using prepaid debit cards and paying more than $4 for the privilege. Why?

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Saturday, May 26, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As more customers rely on the Internet for their banking, big banks may wind up with a lot of empty branches.

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Friday, May 25, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some members of Congress are aiming to remove the voices of banking executives from the conversation at the Federal Reserve.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 10:38 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

If you see a text message congratulating you on your new $1,000 Walmart gift card, don’t be fooled.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Better Business Bureau advises military service members to beware of financial scams.

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