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Jun 20, 2016, 08:00 ET Bankrate Announces Closing of Acquisition of NextAdvisor Business

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) today announced that it has completed the previously announced agreement to buy the business of NextAdvisor, Inc.,...


May 17, 2016, 08:00 ET Bankrate Announces Proposed Agreement to Settle Private Securities Class Action

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) today announced that it has reached a proposed agreement, subject to Court approval, to settle the private...


May 05, 2016, 16:12 ET Bankrate Reports Q1 2016 Results; Revenue Growth Driven By Strong Performance In Credit Cards Segment

- First quarter revenue of $93.3 million, up 5% versus the prior year. Credit Cards segment consumer inquiry revenue up 28% versus first...


May 05, 2016, 16:10 ET Bankrate, Inc. Agrees To Acquire NextAdvisor Business

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc., a leading online...


Apr 29, 2016, 11:00 ET Bankrate Schedules Conference Call Announcing First Quarter 2016 Earnings

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today that it plans to hold a conference call on May 5, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the...


Apr 14, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Slide for 4th Week in a Row

 Mortgage rates continued the trek lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate slipping to 3.72 percent, the lowest level...


Apr 12, 2016, 08:30 ET Earn 28 Times the National Average on a Checking Account

 Twenty-one checking accounts offered by U.S. banks and credit unions yield 2% or more, according to Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE).  Compared...


Mar 28, 2016, 08:30 ET Millennials Are the Best Savers

 Millennials are saving more money than any other age group, with 62% stating they are saving more than 5% of their incomes; up from 42% last...


Mar 14, 2016, 08:30 ET 78% of Americans Willing to Delay Tax Refunds Due to Identity Theft Fears

Many Americans are willing to delay the receipt of their tax refund for up to two months if it would provide the IRS time to combat identity fraud,...


Mar 10, 2016, 07:52 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Inch Higher

 Mortgage rates inched slightly higher this week with the benchmark 30-year fixed inching higher to 3.87 percent, according to Bankrate.com's...


Mar 08, 2016, 08:00 ET Credit Unions More Than Twice As Likely As Banks to Offer Free Checking Accounts

Credit unions are more than twice as likely as banks to offer free checking accounts to new customers, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE)...


Mar 03, 2016, 07:40 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Show Slight Increase

 Mortgage rates reversed course this week with the benchmark 30-year fixed inching higher to 3.82 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly...


Feb 24, 2016, 16:30 ET Bankrate Produces Record Full-Year Results Despite Impact Of Google Compare Q4 Testing And Lower Deposit Advertising Revenue

- Fourth quarter revenue of $93.4 million, up 2% versus prior year; full-year 2015 revenue of $370.5 million, up 6% compared to full-year...


Feb 23, 2016, 08:00 ET Only Half of Americans Have More Emergency Savings than Credit Card Debt

Just over half of Americans have more emergency savings than credit card debt (52%), according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. The...


Feb 19, 2016, 11:56 ET Bankrate Schedules Conference Call Announcing Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2015 Earnings

 Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today that it plans to hold a conference call on February 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to...


Feb 18, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Post First Increase of 2016

Mortgage rates rebounded after falling for six consecutive weeks, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rising to 3.85 percent, according to...


Feb 11, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates At Lowest Since May 2013

Mortgage rates declined for the sixth consecutive week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage sliding to 3.78 percent, according to...


Feb 09, 2016, 08:00 ET Finances Are Preventing 45% of Non-Homeowners from Buying Homes

 Almost half of non-homeowners say their financial situation stands in their way of purchasing a home, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE:...


Feb 04, 2016, 09:25 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Fall For Fifth Consecutive Week

Mortgage rates continued to decline this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage sliding to 3.88 percent, according to Bankrate.com's...


Jan 28, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Fall to a 3-Month Low

 Mortgage rates pulled back for a fourth week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage sliding to 3.94 percent, according to...


Jan 21, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Drop Below 4 Percent

 Mortgage rates fell for a third week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage dropping below the 4 percent threshold and landing at...


Jan 20, 2016, 08:30 ET 41% of Americans Are Concerned About Rising Interest Rates in 2016

More than 4-in-10 Americans (41%) admit they're concerned about rising interest rates in 2016, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report....


Jan 14, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Continue to Pull Back

 Mortgage rates declined for a second week in a row, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage now 4.05 percent, according to Bankrate.com's...


Jan 07, 2016, 07:30 ET Bankrate: Mortgage Rates Start 2016 on the Downswing

Mortgage rates kicked off the new year by moving lower, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage now 4.11 percent, according to Bankrate.com's...


Jan 06, 2016, 09:05 ET 63% of Americans Can't Afford $500 Car Repair or $1,000 Emergency Room Visit

Almost two in three Americans don't have enough savings to pay for a $500 car repair or a $1,000 emergency room bill, according to a new...