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Having A Bank Account Really Is Getting More Expensive

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business

Banks fees are getting worse. The availability of free checking accounts dropped to record low levels in the first half of the year, according to a...

Catherine New

Why There's A Waiting List To Get This Checking Account | Catherine New | Posted 05.24.2013 | Small Business

At many big banks, customers say they want out. But with Simple, a new kind of free online checking account, there is a two-week waiting list to get i...

7 Ways To Avoid Paying Bank Fees

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 09.24.2012 | Money

If free checking accounts were animals, they'd be on the World Wildlife Fund's list of endangered species. According to a new survey from Bankrate...

Free Checking..Without Checks!

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 06.29.2012 | Money

One midwestern bank is returning free checking to the menu. TCF Bank, which has 430 branches in eight states, announced this week that free checki...

Sorry, No More Free Checking Accounts At This Bank

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.21.2012 | Money

Free checking at Wells Fargo is officially over. Effective August 7, all Essential Checking customers will pay a $7 monthly service fee. Until rec...

Man Wins Battle With BofA Over Lifetime Free Checking Account

Posted 04.27.2012 | Business

Bank Of America CEO Brian Moynihan has continued to maintain his bank has "a right to make a profit." A San Francisco man has beat them back anyway. ...

How To Bank For Free

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.28.2012 | Money

Despite an uptick in the number of big banks charging fees for low-balance checking accounts, free checking accounts are not dead--yet. A new tool...

This Bank Is Doubling Its Monthly Checking Fee

Posted 03.20.2012 | Money

A checking account at Citizens Bank will now cost you double, as the bank joins the ranks of Wells Fargo and a slew of other financial institutions th...

Yet Another Bank Says Sayonara To This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.08.2012 | Money

The tide of new bank fees keeps on rising. Wells Fargo is rolling out a new monthly $7 fee that will be charged on the bank's Essential Checking ac...

Hey JPMorgan, A Bank Account Is Not Like A Gym Membership

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.01.2012 | Money

JP Morgan Chase wants consumers to believe that a maintenance fee for a checking account is just another ordinary item in a household's monthly budget...

The End Of Free Checking?

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business


8 Best Banking Trends of 2010

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

It seems the words "good news" and "banking" haven't gone in the same sentence since the start of the financial crisis. But in truth, there were many positive banking developments this year.

Checking Account Fees: Bargains Exist for Smart Shoppers

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

There are still good bargains to be found. However, the catch is that checking account fee schedules seem to have more twists and turns than ever--so shopping carefully is imperative.

We Will All Have to Pay for Financial Reform

Tim Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Tim Chen

When rallying for financial reform, we have to remember that every action has an equal and opposite reaction when you start threatening the profits of competitive industries.

The END Of Free Checking May Be Upon Us | Rick Rothacker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The good news for bank customers this summer is that new federal rules should cut down on unexpected overdraft fees. The bad news is that banks are...

Wells Fargo Free Checking CANCELED Before New Bank Rules Take Effect

Bloomberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wells Fargo & Co., the U.S. bank with the largest branch network, eliminated free checking accounts for new customers as firms prepare for stricter co...

End of Free Checking a Financial Squeeze: How Employers Can Help

Clare J. Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Clare J. Morgan

The free checking accounts many Americans enjoy will soon be a thing of the past as banks scramble to find new ways to recoup overdraft charges and other fees they're no longer allowed to impose.