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.
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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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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