Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 5:16 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new report released by the Treasury’s Office of Financial Research scores banks on the scale of risk they pose to the financial system, and Chase came in at No. 1 overall by a wide margin.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 2:52 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

An EMV card with a smart chip loaded with encryption technology is difficult for anyone to clone at any price, let alone your run-of-the-mill petty criminal.

Saturday, January 31, 2015 8:00 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The Federal Reserve is forming task forces to combat the two biggest problems in America’s ’70s-era payment system: slow speeds and slack security.

Thursday, January 29, 2015 8:50 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Not the type to do your banking on a phone or tablet? You’re now in a shrinking minority. More than half now use mobile banking twice a week or more.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 5:13 pm
By Stacy Jones · Bankrate.com

Checks aren’t about to go extinct — they’re one of the most accepted payment methods.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:40 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A poll released this week by the Progressive Change Institute showed 58 percent of Americans support breaking up big banks like Citigroup.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

One of the biggest banks in the United Kingdom is set to offer video chat services with bank tellers and financial experts. Will banks in the U.S. start doing the same?

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 3:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The National Credit Union Administration is suing Bank of America and U.S. Bank for their roles in the 2008 mortgage meltdown.

Monday, December 22, 2014 11:46 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

New statistics show that the Home Depot data breach cost small banks a lot of money. Find out how much.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, December 19, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The good news is that Congress just passed a massive spending bill. The bad news is that critics say that Citigroup wrote some of the provisions in the bill, giving Wall Street some help in ditching Dodd-Frank.

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