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.
Thursday, April 5, 2012 2:00 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

While Congress plays politics, the CFPB proposes a rule to ensure banks’ information stays confidential.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 9:31 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Chase has faced its share of troubles over the past week: a website outage and a technical glitch that led to double charges.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 11:12 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Senate played a bit of bipartisan political gamesmanship in their nominations this week.

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Monday, April 2, 2012 3:34 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Global Payments, a large payments processing firm, admitted thieves had accessed info on as many as 1.5 million cards.

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

New survey results show that some consumers would leave their banks for Apple.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 4:48 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In just one quarter, banks have seen revenue fall more than $1 billion thanks to the Durbin amendment.

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Friday, March 30, 2012 2:59 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new study shows that some fees for prepaid cards are falling.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 3:30 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

I hear from a fair number of folks via Twitter and email asking how to fix mistakes involving a checking or savings account at their bank. That’s not really surprising; U.S. banks process millions of transactions a day; messing up even .01 percent of the time amounts to a lot of angry customers. For some

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Lawmakers introduced legislation to push back the original July 21 implementation deadline for the Volcker rule.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012 6:30 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Banks and credit unions are battling over whether Congress should give credit unions more leeway.

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