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 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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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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Monday, September 28, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Most banks make big money charging their customers overdraft fees, but some banks seem to have based their entire business model on it. Can that last?

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Friday, August 21, 2015 10:34 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

In addition to marital fallout, millions of Ashley Madison users are at risk of ID theft.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 6:05 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

How is your password integrity? If you’re not following these 3 tips, your passwords aren’t as strong as they could be.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

It didn’t take long for criminals to target the chip that’s now making its way into Americans’ debit cards with a new type of skimming device.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015 4:23 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Citizens Bank has been ordered to pay millions in fines and restitution after a government investigation found it improperly handled consumer deposit errors.

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Monday, August 10, 2015 5:46 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Consumers who try to swipe chip cards at the register, rather than dipping, are starting to get rejected at major retailers.

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