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.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015 9:25 am
By Steve Weisman · Bankrate.com

Energy companies have been targeted by malware attacks in an effort to disrupt the power grid.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride · Bankrate.com

Free checking is getting scarcer, but you can find it if you know where to look.

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Friday, October 23, 2015 4:03 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is finally getting involved in a RushCard debacle that’s left many of its customers without money for more than a week.

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Tags: Banking, gnews
Thursday, October 22, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Recent problems at prepaid debit card company RushCard show that while banking fees can cost you, there’s also a price to be paid for not having a bank account.

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Tags: Banking, news
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 5:53 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

What started as a technical glitch turned into a crisis as many customers couldn’t get access to direct-deposited funds on the company’s prepaid debit cards.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The youngest bank customers, tentatively titled “Generation Z,” are more into mobile banking and less into traditional checking than older, wiser millennials.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Is your bank account right for you? It might be time to investigate.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 3:33 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The CFPB begins the process of crafting a rule that would force banks to let consumers join class-action lawsuits instead of going to arbitration alone.

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Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Friday, October 2, 2015 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

This change might make bad tipping harder once restaurants adopt chip technology.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 11:17 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

New FDIC data says finding a branch near is getting harder as branch networks keep shrinking.

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