Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A disgruntled banking customer has taken a sneaky route to revenge by embarrassing the institution online. How did he do it?

Saturday, September 06, 2014 10:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Many banks suffered financially as a result of falling home prices as some were heavily involved in offering risky mortgage loans.

Monday, September 01, 2014 8:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

Municipal bonds are debt securities issued by state and local governments to finance capital investment and other obligations.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

A number of U.S. banks, including JPMorgan Chase, were hit earlier this month by cyberattacks.

Monday, August 25, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

SNL Financial says that it has seen six instances of credit unions buying banks in the last several years.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

CFPB warns schools about a lack of transparency in their agreements with banks to market products to students.

Thursday, July 31, 2014 5:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau again has raised concerns about overdraft protections at banks, today releasing a report that says small debit card purchases lead to expensive overdraft fees. “Today’s report shows that consumers who opt in to overdraft coverage put themselves at serious risk when they use their debit card,” CFPB Director Richard Cordray

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 3:00 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. has revised a warning to banks about dealing with potentially fraudulent businesses, eliminating a list of sample merchants it said may warrant special scrutiny. The FDIC said that the list of risky merchants, which included certain telemarketers, pornography businesses, coin dealers, payday lenders and online gambling companies, was not meant

Friday, July 25, 2014 1:30 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

That little lock icon on your bank’s website may be easy for hackers to pick, according to two recent reports.

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.

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