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, 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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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 4:52 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

When it comes to how their customers perceive them, banks and other financial institutions still have a lot of work to do to repair the damage caused by the financial crisis. According to the latest study by Corporate Executive Board, North American consumers, by a 13-point margin, say they have little or no overall confidence

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 10:03 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Community bankers predicted swipe fee caps would hurt them, but they haven’t so far.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 6:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Fed’s decisions mean consumers still won’t earn much on their savings, but the NFCC has some ideas for you.

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Monday, April 30, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Financial service companies are barred by federal law from discriminating — yet still, it occurs.

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Saturday, April 28, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Walmart has introduced a new program that gives customers the ability to shop online without a card.

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Friday, April 27, 2012 3:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows the majority of young adults do not monitor their bank accounts on a daily basis.

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