Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, April 01, 2016 6:46 am
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Want to use a debit card in Cuba? Have I got a bank for you — the operative word being “a.” Just 1 U.S. bank can currently issue a debit card that’s usable in Cuba: Stonegate Bank, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Why Stonegate does it To find out how a bank with just over

Friday, March 04, 2016 5:08 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Odds are you’ve seen an appeal from your bank or credit union to switch from paper statements to electronic statements. But for customers on the wrong side of the so-called “digital divide,” paper statements remain an essential tool for managing their accounts, according to a new report.

Monday, January 25, 2016 7:05 am
By Judy Martel · Bankrate.com

In 2015, the bank tried out a new compensation plan that appears to have paid off for its executives.

Friday, July 03, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Greece is playing a very dangerous game of chicken with its creditors and the European Central Bank (ECB).

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.

Monday, June 22, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

With the Fed not raising its targeted federal funds rate on Wednesday, investors in certificates of deposit will have to wait on the prospect of higher short-term interest rates.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:11 am
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

Five big banks are guilty of manipulating foreign exchange rates. They must pay some very big fines and the banks have promised to cease criminal activity.

Friday, March 20, 2015 4:27 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

Is that a teller in your pocket or are you just happy to see me? New mobile banking tech lets you chat face to face with a teller on your mobile device.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 1:00 pm
By Sheyna Steiner · Bankrate.com

The megabanks, Chase, Bank of America and so on, typically have little incentive to pay high CD rates.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:26 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

The big selling point for arbitration has been that reducing legal costs by blocking customer lawsuits would result in lower prices for consumers. But that hasn’t been the case.

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