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Should We Include Safety Ratings?

A recent comment asked why we don’t provide some indication of a bank’s financial health when we write about them.

A recent comment asked why we don't provide some indication of a bank's financial health when we write about them.

The answer is simple: At one time we regularly included Bankrate’s “Safe & Sound” ratings in our posts. But we didn’t get much love from our readers.

They said that everyone knows that banks offering the best rates are in financial trouble.

As long as the banks are FDIC insured — and they all are if they’re in our posts — readers made it clear they didn’t care about the ratings.

Although the situation is a little different than it was a year or so ago, we don’t think we’ll start including them again.

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  1. sangiovese said:
    on May 3rd at 10:27 am

    WHY WOULD YOU DELETE A POSTED COMMENT THAT WAS FOR THE USE OF STAR RATINGS ON YOUR WEB PAGE WHEN YOU ARE ASKING AND SEEKING THE READERS FEELINGS IN YOUR ORIGINAL POST? I KNOW OF TWO POSTED COMMENTS AND THEY WERE FOR THE STAR RATINGS AND YOU HAVE DELETED THEM. WHY? WHAT ELSE ARE YOU HIDING? ALL COMMENTS SHOULD BE POSTED IF THEY ARE FREE OF SLANDER AND SWEARING. YOU SHOULD NOT DELETE A COMMENT JUST BECAUSE YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH IT. WHAT ELSE CAN WE NOT TRUST ABOUT YOUR WEBSITE?

  2. DealMaven said:
    on May 6th at 04:03 pm

    The comments you’re talking about were not deleted. They can be found where they’ve always been, attached to the full version of this post. Use the link “CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE POST” to reach them.

    We don’t remove comments just because they’re critical of us or present opposing views. We’ve haven’t axed this comment, for example, even though it’s a flame.