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, April 27, 2012 10:27 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A real estate developer pleads guilty in a $41 million fraud that contributed to bank failure.

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Tags: bank, fraud, guilty
Thursday, April 26, 2012 4:58 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

U.S. consumers like the convenience of mobile banking, but still don’t trust it.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 4:55 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Bank customers overall were a little happier with their banks than last year, but concerns over fees remain.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 5:21 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One finance reporter noticed a wave of debit card fraud, starting with his own account.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Regulators have yet to finalize the Volcker Rule, but banks will need to be fully compliant with the law by July 21, 2014.

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Friday, April 20, 2012 4:02 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A few banks and credit unions are taking steps to help you easily understand the terms of their checking accounts.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012 4:33 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Citigroup shareholders voted down a raise for Citi’s CEO, illustrating how fed up bank investors are with weak profits.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 2:01 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The CFPB says financial services companies can be held responsible for vendors’ bad behavior.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 5:40 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Hooded figure. Murder. Automated teller machine. Huh? That introduction isn’t a misprint. Rather, those terms are the plot keywords the Internet Movie Database, known as IMDB, used to describe a new Hollywood horror film with a one-word title: “ATM.” As might be expected, the film is indeed about a bank ATM. Or more specifically, it’s

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Tags: ATM, movie, reviews
Saturday, April 14, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new study shows how banks are turning big profits at the gas pump.

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