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, June 16, 2012 12:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase appeared before Congress this week, apologizing for big mistakes that translated to big losses.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 11:42 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

With the average bank robbery take at $4,330, you’re better off as a bank teller than a bank robber these days.

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Friday, June 15, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Soon enough, you may be able to replace your debit card with your smartphone for setting up cash withdrawals.

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Thursday, June 14, 2012 12:47 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

New research from a famous behavioral economist shows people who wouldn’t steal cash might feel fine stealing money loaded on a prepaid debit card.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 10:00 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

While these fraudsters probably won’t fool too many people, check fraud is serious business and costs banks close to $1 billion a year.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Parents need to model good financial habits and start age-appropriate conversations about money with their children.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012 6:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Credit unions have more members than ever before. Is their increasing popularity having an impact on the banking industry?

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Friday, June 8, 2012 3:41 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study shows banks and credit unions are still hiding big fees in the long and complex disclosures they give out to checking account holders.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 9:49 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Fed moved new capital rules for banks closer to final approval. While the rules may prevent the next banking crisis, they may also hike borrowing costs.

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Friday, June 8, 2012 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Big banks are making it easier for their customers to send each other money.

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