Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Banks & Online Banking

Battling banks raise hopes for higher interest rates

September 10, 2012

While interest rates nationally continue to fall, a few banks are bucking the trend in an apparent rate war.

Despite fewer closures, changes in banking continue

April 6, 2012

Even as bank failures have slowed, the era of change in banking continues as mergers and acquisition activity picks up.

What the improving health of banks means to you

January 17, 2012

Bank failures slowed last year, and if this trend continues it could be good for bank customers in a number of ways.

Big banks suffer credit downgrade

December 7, 2011

People may get a chuckle out of hearing that big banks have had their credit downgraded, but the economic impact may not be so amusing.

When banks compete, could savings accounts win?

December 1, 2011

Signs that banks are competing to make loans again could mean good news for the economy--and for deposit accounts in particular.

Banks launch new, subtler fees

November 30, 2011

Debit cards may be safe, but other transactions may cost more as banks scramble to recover lost revenue.

Big bank executives move toward smaller banks

November 25, 2011

The migration of big bank executives to smaller institutions could play out like a movie script.

Credit union membership soars as bank customers flee

November 15, 2011

Fees hikes from the big banks have helped prompt a wave of interest in non-profit financial institutions.

Is Kim Kardashian running Bank of America?

November 2, 2011

The debit card fee debacle was an embarrassment for Bank of America, but it may ultimately cost consumers.

Will Bank Transfer Day ruin credit unions?

October 31, 2011

Credit unions may gain a lot of new members, but this may not be a plus for everyone.

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