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 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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Saturday, May 5, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Credit unions collectively passed the $1 trillion mark in assets, but is it good news for everyone?

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Friday, May 4, 2012 5:02 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new study from Pew Trusts shows incurring big courtesy overdraft fees is still very much a problem for many Americans.

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Friday, May 4, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Some colleges are profiting from their students using prepaid debit cards.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 5:16 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Banks blame new regulations for falling fee revenue, but consumers might be getting better at avoiding fees, too.

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