News from bankrate, inc A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

Feb 26, 2015, 08:01 ET
Bankrate.com.

Free Checking Still Widespread at Credit Unions

 72% of the largest credit unions in the U.S. offer free checking accounts to all customers versus just 38% of the nation's largest banks,...

Feb 26, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Reverse Course, Move Lower

 Mortgage rates unwound last week's increase, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate pulling back to 3.90 percent, according to...

Feb 23, 2015, 08:05 ET
Bankrate.com

37% Have Credit Card Debt Which Matches or Exceeds Their Emergency Savings

Approximately one in four Americans (24%) have more credit card debt than emergency savings and another 13% have neither credit card debt nor...

Feb 19, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Continue to Rise

 Mortgage rates continue to rise this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate climbing to 3.96 percent, according to...

Feb 18, 2015, 08:15 ET
Bankrate.com.

Americans' Biggest Retirement Worry? High Medical Expenses

 High medical expenses are Americans' biggest financial worry about retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. 28% of...

Feb 12, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Climb to 2015 High

 Mortgage rates were up modestly this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to a 2015 high water mark of 3.90 percent,...

Feb 05, 2015, 07:35 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hover at Lowest Levels Since May 2013

 Mortgage rates were little changed, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate holding at 3.80 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly...

Feb 04, 2015, 08:45 ET
Bankrate.com

Half of Mobile Internet Users Have Used a Mobile Device to Make a Major Purchase

 Consumers are slowly becoming more comfortable with their mobile purchasing habits.  According to a new study by Bankrate.com (NYSE:...

Jan 29, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates in Holding Pattern

 Mortgage rates were mixed, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate reversing last week's move and settling at 3.80 percent, according...

Jan 26, 2015, 08:00 ET
Bankrate.com.

Only One in Six Americans Spent More Than Expected During Holidays

Only 1-in-6 Americans spent more than expected this holiday season, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report.  This is consistent...

Jan 22, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo.

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Inch Higher

 Mortgage rates marked a slight increase this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 3.81 percent, according to...

Jan 15, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Continue to Fall

 Mortgage rates fell for a second week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to 3.80 percent, according to...

Jan 08, 2015, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Start 2015 on a Downswing

 Mortgage rates began the new year by moving lower, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate dropping to 3.85 percent, according to...

Jan 07, 2015, 08:01 ET
Bankrate.com.

3 in 5 Americans Don't Have Enough Savings to Pay for Unexpected Expenses

 Only 38% of Americans have enough money in their savings accounts to pay for unexpected expenses such as a $1,000 emergency room visit or a...

Dec 31, 2014, 07:30 ET
Bankrate.com

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates End 2014 Under 4 Percent

 Mortgage rates moved slightly higher for a second consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate rising to 3.99 percent,...

Dec 24, 2014, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo.

Bankrate: Streak of Lower Mortgage Rates Ends

Mortgage rates rose for the first time in seven weeks, according to Bankrate.com's (NYSE: RATE) weekly national survey. The benchmark 30-year fixed...

Dec 18, 2014, 07:30 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Hit 19-Month Low

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a sixth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to 3.94 percent, according to...

Dec 11, 2014, 08:00 ET
Bankrate.com.

8 in 10 Americans Holding Holiday Spend Steady

A whopping 82% of Americans do not plan on spending more this holiday season despite lower gasoline prices, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE:...

Dec 11, 2014, 07:40 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Down for 5th Consecutive Week

 Mortgage rates moved lower for a fifth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate now 4.03 percent, according to...

Dec 09, 2014, 16:15 ET
Bankrate, Inc. logo

Sree Kotay and Christine Petersen Join Bankrate Board of Directors

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today the appointment of Sree Kotay and Christine E. Petersen to the Bankrate board of directors. ...