Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, August 02, 2013 3:51 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A ruling on the fees banks charge to process debit cards could have financial consequences.

Friday, June 14, 2013 4:49 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A Pew Charitable Trusts study finds gaps in big banks’ checking account disclosure practices.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:36 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In the weird world of prolonged near-zero interest rates, the premium banks used to pay CD investors to lock up their money is disappearing.

Friday, February 01, 2013 5:17 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is taking a closer look at deals between banks and colleges to market and issue financial products to students.

Friday, December 07, 2012 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A credit union group argues against the extension of the Transaction Account Guarantee program.

Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Four important tips for consumers who’ve recently opened a new bank checking account.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

A six-step plan to switch your direct deposits, checks and automatic withdrawals from your old bank to a new one.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Shopping for a checking account? Compare bank services and fees, be wary of special offers and make sure your deposits will be FDIC-insured.

Monday, August 27, 2012 6:00 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Six questions consumers should ask themselves to figure out what banking services they need.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012 2:10 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers today pay significantly higher bank fees than they did 10 years ago. That statement might seem obvious to many consumers. But now it’s a matter of statistical record as well, according to a new report, “The Cost of Regulation: The Necessity of Bank Fees,” from Javelin Strategy and Research, a financial institution consulting firm