Federal Reserve Blog

The Federal Reserve Blog covers news involving the nation's central bank, which wields power guiding the economy and regulating the financial sector. Its decisions affect a multitude of factors that impact our financial lives, including the performance of markets and returns on investments and savings. Bankrate's team of journalists and top-notch sources can help make sense of the Federal Reserve's sometimes complicated announcements and decisions. See the latest Federal Reserve Blog posts below.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 2:00 pm
By Amanda Dixon · Bankrate.com

We’re still on track for two more rate hikes this year, which means interest rates on credit cards and home equity lines of credit are set to rise.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017 4:36 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

A Federal Reserve official has quit in scandal. What does that mean for interest rates?

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

It’s going to cost you more to carry credit card balances or take out a home loan.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 am
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The probability of a Fed rate hike this month passed 80 percent after Yellen’s speech.

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 4:52 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

There’s now a 68 percent probability the Fed will increase the federal funds rate at its policy meeting on March 14 and 15. What should you do?

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017 2:00 pm
By Mike Cetera · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve has done just what it signaled it would do: Nothing.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 4:44 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

A report prepared for the Federal Reserve’s upcoming interest rate meeting indicates the economy is on course.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017 4:22 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In the wake of the election, the Federal Reserve indicates there’s some uncertainty about the future course of interest rates.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:00 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve increases a key short-term interest rate by a quarter-point.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 12:22 pm
By Holden Lewis · Bankrate.com

Almost everyone believes the Federal Reserve will raise short-term interest rates on Wednesday. But why?

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