Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Friday, October 03, 2014 4:15 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Chase admitted yesterday that data from 76 million households and 7 million businesses were compromised by hackers.

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

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

The FTC is raising awareness that those serving our country need to also be wary in guarding their finances.

Thursday, July 03, 2014 1:02 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The agency will no longer send printed benefit letters through postal mail.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Being a good Samaritan can be difficult, as Bankrate’s Jessica Patel found out recently. After finding a lost debit card on the subway, editor Patel called the number on the back to report it as lost. But rather than a quick phone call, she found herself facing Chase Bank’s automated phone system, which did not

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

Two Canadian 14-year-olds used an old ATM manual found online to hack into a Bank of Montreal ATM.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 5:13 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

MasterCard is extending its zero liability policy to include ATM and PIN-based transactions.

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.

Friday, February 14, 2014 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Bank executive allegedly committed 14 counts of bank fraud and other illegal activities.

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