Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Saturday, July 19, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Marijuana businesses scored a big victory in the House of Representatives: access to the banking industry.

Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks want your money. But in this low-interest-rate environment, convincing consumers to park their money in a bank’s certificate of deposit is a hard sell. Even promotional rates on yield don’t seem to be working, recent analysis by Dan Geller and his team at Market Rates Insight found. In the past 12 months, the average

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

In a move that could create further tension with banks but generate popularity with consumers wanting to vent, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing publishing more information on consumer complaints against banks. In particular, the CFPB wants to give customers the ability to publicly publish narratives of their experiences with a financial company. It

Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:30 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

U.S. regulators levied one of the world’s biggest banks with a massive fine for aiding criminals.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 11:45 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The U.S. Marshals Service auctioned off nearly 30,000 seized bitcoin this week. Find out who the lucky winner is.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:14 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Capital One is changing the way it uses information from the ChexSystems database, and it’s good news for consumers who have not been able to open checking accounts due to some previous personal finance mistakes.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 4:01 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Banks at risk of failure declined for the 12th consecutive quarter, according to the FDIC.

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:01 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Now that many banks let customers deposit checks using their cellphones, concerns about fraud are on the rise.

Thursday, May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has proposed a rule that would allow financial firms to post annual privacy notices online … if they limit their data-sharing.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 4:08 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The SEC has filed an action against a fake bank that allegedly defrauded investors out of millions.

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