Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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

Friday, March 06, 2015 5:47 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

To ensure the nation’s largest banks won’t crumble in the next big economic downturn, the Fed put the nation’s biggest banks through a tough stress test.

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.

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.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The CFPB is working on a tool to help colleges strike deals with banks that don’t stick students with high fees and skimpy features.

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.

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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