Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, February 05, 2016 9:31 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Imagine a food truck, but instead of Korean tacos or barbecue sliders, the truck dispenses cash and financial services. Sure, the latter isn’t as tasty, but banks seem to be leaning increasingly toward so-called “pop-up branches” as a way to serve customers while still reducing their brick-and-mortar branch footprint — and costs. Bank of America

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 1:55 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite harsh words for banks, online lender SoFi is more similar to banks than it would have you believe.

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 9:28 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The CFPB issued a bulletin warning it will crack down on banks that aren’t careful enough when it comes to blacklisting checking customers.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2016 9:29 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Chase is installing new ATMs that will allow customers access with a mobile app, rather than a plastic ATM card.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 10:28 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Bernie Sanders is the only 2016 presidential candidate to pledge to break up the biggest banks in order to make the financial system safer. But could he do it?

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 10:36 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

That clever password you made up by hitting the first few letters on the keyboard? It could get you hacked. Check out the worst passwords of 2015.

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Friday, January 15, 2016 3:51 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

One dad poses as a bank to take a stand against an overspending 6-year-old, striking a blow for financial literacy everywhere.

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Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:01 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Changing the recipe the U.S. Mint uses to make coins stands to save taxpayers millions each year, but industry groups say it’ll cost them a pretty penny.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015 4:16 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Two New York-based private bankers were charged this months with a scheme that involved using fake ATM cards and other means to siphon more than $400,000 from the accounts of customers at the bank where they worked, JPMorgan Chase,

Thursday, December 17, 2015 5:06 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite a Fed rate hike, savers hoping for a Miracle on 34th Street are getting Scrooged by banks. What gives?

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