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, 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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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 3:12 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A British bank’s entry into the online savings market in the U.S. sparked a price skirmish with an American bank.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The real reason why some people prefer prepaid cards to checking accounts: Cards can’t be levied.

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Monday, May 14, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The NFCC compiled 10 questions to reveal whether your personal finances are OK or need an overhaul.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

An alternative to the traditional banking model is slowly becoming available to new account holders.

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