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 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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Friday, April 13, 2012 3:19 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The FDIC is suing a former Super Bowl-winning quarterback for his poor play for the banking industry.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Llosing a checkbook can turn into a huge hassle for consumers if those checks fall into the wrong hands.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 4:55 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A check belonging to an Indiana couple may have been blown 170 miles to rest on a sidewalk in Ohio.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A survey uses questionable methodology to try to prove consumers need more financial literacy education.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 5:01 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CEO of a major bank pens some passages that wouldn’t look out of place on an Occupy Wall Street flier.

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