Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Citibank is about to make checking cost even more for account holders.

Friday, October 17, 2014 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

The next debit card you get will probably have a little golden chip in it, and that’s a good thing.

Monday, September 29, 2014 1:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey shows that more Americans are enjoying their day-to-day experience with their checking accounts. Why are some turning to alternative banking products?

Saturday, September 27, 2014 8:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Beginning in October, you can open the doors at Walmart and open a new checking account. Is the new GoBank account right for you?

Thursday, September 18, 2014 9:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

While plenty of banks work to attract new account holders with checking account bonuses, Fifth Third is running a promotion that aims to make a difference in the battle against cancer.

Monday, August 11, 2014 2:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

As more consumers ditch checking accounts in favor of prepaid cards, some fraudsters are targeting cardholders in online scams. A recent New York Times┬ástory by Matthew Goldstein highlights that one particular financial product seems to have become the focus of regulators. It’s called MoneyPak, and it’s known as a “cash top-up card.” Rather than working

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.

Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Study: Here’s why Americans believe prepaid cards are great for personal finances.

Saturday, March 08, 2014 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Prepaid card issuers are feeling new pressure to offer clear fee descriptions.

Friday, March 07, 2014 4:43 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

BofA is launching a new checking account that lacks one traditional feature: overdraft fees.

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