Banking and Lending

SURVEY: Online Checking Accounts Offer Better Rates and Lower Fees

The average online checking account costs 47 percent less than its branch-based counterpart, while the average online savings account pays 457 percent more interest than the branch alternative, according to WalletHub’s latest Banking Landscape Report.

First National Bank of Omaha Drops NRA

The First National Bank of Omaha will not renew a contract with the National Rifle Association to issue an NRA-branded Visa card, according to a Reuters report.

Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Rates

Freddie Mac Weekly Mortgage Rates

Fixed mortgage rates increased for the seventh consecutive week, with the 30-year fixed mortgage rate reaching 4.40 percent in this week’s survey; the highest since April of 2014.

‘Maybe Women Don’t Want to be Commercial Bankers’

‘Maybe Women Don’t Want to be Commercial Bankers’

The reaction to the article “Women In Banking,” published in The Warren Group’s Banking New England magazine, was overwhelmingly positive from men and women at all levels of the corporate hierarchy.

Survey: Americans Frustrated with Digital Banking Experience

More than two-thirds of participants in a recent study said they were frustrated with their digital banking experience, and are prepared to walk away from their current financial institution if a better digital experience should present itself.