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, 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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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 5:21 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Backed by the banking industry and the courts, Microsoft led a major crackdown of thieves using malware.

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Monday, March 26, 2012 9:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

The Obama Administration challenged high school students to learn more about personal finance.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 9:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new PNC account helps kids learn banking basics from Sesame Street characters.

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Friday, March 23, 2012 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey from Capital One shows that taxes can have consequences for savings accounts. Go to Bankrate.com to learn the best way to use your refund.

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Friday, March 23, 2012 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A customer service guru says customers are justified in being upset when banks raise fees without providing more services.

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