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.
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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Friday, May 11, 2012 4:48 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

By losing $2 billion loss in the derivatives market, JPMorgan and its CEO may have ensured regulators will press harder for trading restrictions.

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Friday, May 11, 2012 9:54 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Chase unveiled a new prepaid debit card for $4.95 per month. Will the unbanked population use it?

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 3:39 pm
By Greg McBride, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bankrate surveyed the 18 most widely issued prepaid cards, and all had at least one type of fee.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

More banks and credit unions are offering the ability to make remote deposits via smartphone.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012 11:07 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Customers are focusing more on fees when making choices about where to bank, according to a new survey.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 5:07 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Federal Reserve study says large banks’ debit card swipe fees declined in the fourth quarter of 2011.

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