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, May 23, 2012 2:59 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is preparing new consumer-protection rules for users of prepaid debit cards.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 5:22 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Zynga and American Express are teaming up to produce a ‘FarmVille’-branded prepaid debit card that offers virtual rewards for real-world spending.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012 2:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Pundits sometimes fault politicians for their failure to understand what one presidential candidate called “the vision thing.” That charge might not to stick to Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, judging by a recent speech in which he painted an idealistic picture of the future of financial education. “In our

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The Fed announced new stress testing requirements this week, but small banks won’t need to pass the examinations.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 3:37 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The FDIC is figuring out how to take down America’s biggest banks should they become insolvent.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 3:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new debit card scam is aiming to uncover financial information from Facebook and email users.

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Friday, May 18, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Father and son debt collectors who stole consumers’ payments plead guilty to fraud in federal court.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A study finds that consumers are still confused about bank checking account overdraft fees, despite opt-in requirement.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The increasing role of tech in consumer banking means banks need to get better at fixing computer errors.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012 9:30 am
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Competition for online savings deposits is heating up — a turnaround for rates that have been declining.

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