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.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

While kids may tune out parents on plenty of subjects, a new survey shows that Mom and Dad still matter when it comes to personal finance advice.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 9:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks are implementing better lighting around ATMs and adding cameras to better deter these crimes.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014 10:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Many banks suffered financially as a result of falling home prices as some were heavily involved in offering risky mortgage loans.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A number of U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, were hit earlier this month by cyberattacks.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Students should look for checking features that will keep them more connected to their budget and their account balances,

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Monday, August 25, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

SNL Financial says that it has seen six instances of credit unions buying banks in the last several years.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 2:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Americans aren’t ready to replace bank branches with mobile technology, a survey shows.

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Friday, August 22, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Alexander Hamilton, Benjamin Franklin — these people have a number of things in common. They are all famous U.S. figures. (No, they were not all U.S. presidents.) Their faces are all on U.S. currency. And they are all men. Indeed, all U.S. paper currency notes bear the faces of American forefathers

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Monday, August 11, 2014 5:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Add the CFPB to the list of agencies warning consumers about the perils of cryptocurrencies.

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Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As more consumers ditch checking accounts in favor of prepaid cards, some fraudsters are targeting cardholders in online scams. A recent New York Times story by Matthew Goldstein highlights that one particular financial product seems to have become the focus of regulators. It’s called MoneyPak, and it’s known as a “cash top-up card.” Rather than working

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