Subscribe to our Newsletters

Sending Money Is Getting Easier for U.S. Bank Customers
Mar 19

Sending Money Is Getting Easier for U.S. Bank Customers

More big banks are collaborating to make it easier for Americans to send money to each other. A payment system, clearXchange, formed by the nation’s largest banks has added U.S. Bank as part of the network. Find out what this means for customers like you. This week, U.S. Bank joined clearXchange, the bank-centric digital payments

Read »
BMO Harris Bank: Regional Bank Now Lets You Withdraw Cash With Your Smartphone
Mar 17

BMO Harris Bank: Regional Bank Now Lets You Withdraw Cash With Your Smartphone

As a member of today’s digital-centric society, I’ve relied heavily on ATMs and my iPhone to conduct most of my banking. You’re probably in the same boat. That’s why it’s so nice to see ATMs and smartphones come together, as one large regional U.S. bank begins a major roll out of a feature that lets

Read »
Top 10 U.S. Banks Have Tough Rules on Check Deposits With Multiple Payees
Mar 14

Top 10 U.S. Banks Have Tough Rules on Check Deposits With Multiple Payees

Depositing a check is a seemingly-straightforward task when it is written to just one person — you. It’s a different case when a check is written to multiple payees because many people encounter problems when they try to deposit these checks. If you are faced with this dilemma, see what hurdles you have to jump

Read »
How to Boost Rewards When Using a Credit Card to Fund a New Bank Account

How to Boost Rewards When Using a Credit Card to Fund a New Bank Account

Many banks offer sign-on bonuses for opening a new checking or savings account. Using a rewards credit card to make your initial deposit is an easy way to double your benefits. We explain how this can be done. With competition so fierce, banks routinely run new account promotions to attract customers. Instead of handing out

Read »
Easy Direct Deposit Methods to Get Bonuses for Opening a New Bank Account
Mar 12

Easy Direct Deposit Methods to Get Bonuses for Opening a New Bank Account

Many banks use account opening bonuses to draw in new customers, but many require you to make a specific kind of direct deposit to qualify. In other words, a certain bank may require customers have a direct deposit of at least $500 made into their account every month in order to receive the bonus and

Read »
4 Apple Watch Apps Can Help You Manage Your Finances Better

4 Apple Watch Apps Can Help You Manage Your Finances Better

The impending arrival of Apple Watch is expected to introduce a new era of wearable gadgets. Having tracked the effect of mobile technology on consumer banking, I’m very much interested in the Apple Watch’s impact on how we manage our finances. Apparently, financial institutions and other companies are already prepared to make appearances on our

Read »
Millennial Generation Banking Habits Aren’t What’s Wrong With Banks
Mar 11

Millennial Generation Banking Habits Aren’t What’s Wrong With Banks

Millennials, widely known as the generation born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s, are often blamed for the woes of the banking industry but they’re not the only dissatisfied customers out there. MyBankTracker takes a look at what’s really driving the decline of banking and what banks can do to fix it. Last

Read »
Merchant Codes Exposed: Why You Didn’t Get Your Credit Card Rewards
Mar 10

Merchant Codes Exposed: Why You Didn’t Get Your Credit Card Rewards

Have you ever made a purchase on your credit card hoping to earn rewards, but when you look at your statement, you didn’t receive anything? If you’ve ever bought something with the expectation of earning credit card rewards but didn’t, find out what happened and how you can earn those rewards points for future purchases.

Read »
What to Do When Your Bank Account Is Phased Out

What to Do When Your Bank Account Is Phased Out

Last month, Wells Fargo gave some of its customers an unpleasant surprise when it sent out notices letting them know that their Value Checking account would cease to exist after April 13th. While that doesn’t mean they’re losing their banking privileges, they are seeing their accounts being converted to Everyday Checking and the monthly maintenance

Read »
Battle of the All-in-one Smart Cards: Is the New Stratos Better Than Coin and Plastc?
Mar 06

Battle of the All-in-one Smart Cards: Is the New Stratos Better Than Coin and Plastc?

Every few months another all-in-one smart card is introduced with the hopes of decluttering your wallet — it can replace all your magnetic stripe cards because it carries your cards’ information. This month, the Stratos Card entered the scene and it took a slightly different approach from the other smart cards, especially when it comes

Read »