Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 11:18 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Years after the financial crisis, there are still issues with U.S. banks, but they pale in comparison to Greece, where ATMs suffered a run over the weekend.

Tags: Banking, news
Monday, June 29, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

In this podcast, hear about America’s struggle to save, and about how U.S. banking stacks up.

Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:27 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

One bank is offering free career counseling to winners of an online contest, but what if all banks invested in the financial futures of customers?

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, June 05, 2015 6:35 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

What do former House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a small-town convenience store owner have in common? Both got in hot water over simple bank transactions.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, May 29, 2015 1:25 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

In trying to prevent welfare recipients from squandering their cash benefits, Kansas may have created the worst debit card in history.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 12:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Department of Education is proposing new rules for the deals colleges strike with banks to promote checking accounts and other products to students.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Thursday, May 14, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A new technology may allow many banks to take the faxing and snail mail out of the account-opening process, making it easier for consumers to switch accounts.

Tags: Banking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:13 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is forcing one of the nation’s biggest banks to pay big fines for charging hundreds of thousands of customers improper overdraft fees.

Tags: Banking, gnews, news
Saturday, April 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

A survey released last month by SNL Financial found that 1 in 4 bank customers who use a banking app would be willing to pay $3 a month to continue doing so.

Tags: Banking, news
Friday, April 10, 2015 5:20 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

GE is breaking up and selling off its banking business in order to slim down, and shed some of its regulatory burden. Will large banks

Tags: Banking, news
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