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Big Banks Fee-Grab, While This Other Business Booms

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 03.02.2012 | Money

Credit unions are booming as big banks take increasingly desperate measures to make money off of consumers. Membership in credit unions more than ...

Government Considering Cracking Down On Overdraft Fees

Reuters | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

By Dave Clarke WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The new U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is weighing a crackdown on checking a...

Bachmann Says Lap Dances Are Helping To Bankrupt The Country

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

The House and Senate both approved a payroll tax cut bill on Friday that would extend unemployment benefits through 2012. But according to Rep. Mic...

Obama Proposal Sets Up Battle With GOP Rivals

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama proposed tax increases on wealthy individuals and some corporations Monday, setting the stage for an ideolog...

Catherine New

Cash Is Still The Most Popular Way to Pay for Most Americans: Report | Catherine New | Posted 01.24.2012 | Business

When it's time to pay for small, everyday items, cash is still king. More than three-quarters, or 79 percent, of consumers said they made a cash p...

Catherine New

Suze Orman Defends Prepaid Card: 'Just Another Financial Tool' | Catherine New | Posted 01.10.2012 | Business

If personal finance megastar Suze Orman built the perfect way to use money, what would it look like? On Monday consumers found out. Her new Approved c...

Thieves Raid ATMs After Blasting Hole In Bank's Wall

Posted 12.28.2011 | Crime

A Virginia bank has become a bit of a hole in the wall after ATM thieves blasted their way in from an adjacent storefront. In what sounds like a he...

Janell Ross

Oregon Eliminates Some Bank Fees For the Unemployed | Janell Ross | Posted 11.29.2011 | Business

After nearly a month of negotiations, Oregon has reached an agreement with U.S. Bank to eliminate many of the fees the bank charges people to access t...

Why the Big Banks Won't Change (Until We Change Them)

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 01.07.2012 | Business
Hoyt Hilsman

Force the banks to go back to traditional banking. If that means turning them into non-profits, so be it. But there is no way to justify allowing them to continue to bilk average American customers, not to mention risking driving the global economy off the cliff again.

Fed up With Fees? 5 Steps to Switch Your Bank

Ellen Cannon | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Ellen Cannon

Some banks have "switch kits" online to make moving your checking or savings account to their bank a simple process. But if you want to take your business to a bank that doesn't have a kit, the task is still not too difficult.

WATCH: Woman Attacks ATM With High Heel

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 10.26.2011 | Style

Ever get pissed off at an uncooperative ATM? We do all the time. Ever start smashing it with your high heel? Uh, neither have we. But a very angry ...

Wema Bank: Reaching Customers in New Ways

Posted 09.28.2011 | Home

"Following our latest innovations, our customers saw that something big and unexpected was happening at the bank. They became eager to see what we wou...

Man Finds $17,201 Outside Bank, Returns It

AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (AP) -- Robert Adams craved an ice-cold drink after finishing his shift on a sweltering workday, but not having enough money to ...

ATM Repairman Charged With Loading Fake Money Into ATM

Posted 07.26.2011 | Home

Samuel Kioskli, an ATM repairman from San Francisco, has been charged with stealing $200,000 from ATMs around the San Francisco Bay Area and replacing...

Chase Ends $5 ATM Fees

CNN Money | Blake Ellis | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

JPMorgan Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) said Monday it has finished testing $4 and $5 ATM fees for non-customers in two states, and it is now going back to ...

ATM 2.0: What the Cash Machine's Second Act Can Teach Business Leaders

Inder Sidhu | Posted 06.01.2011 | Business
Inder Sidhu

Here's a question sure to stump your dinner guests and water-cooler colleagues: when was the first ATM put into use? Hint: John F. Kennedy was in the White House.

Charity At The ATM: The New Way To Give?

Posted 05.31.2011 | Impact

After a massive earthquake brought a devastating tsunami to the eastern shores of Japan, American bank Wells Fargo decided to facilitate an easy way f...

Chase Tests $5 ATM Fee

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Bank customers could face $5 ATM fees. In Illinois, JPMorgan Chase is testing $5 fees for non-customers, in Texas, it's $4. If the trial runs make ...

Ask the Expert: How Can I Save Money on Checking Account Overdraft Fees?

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Q: I'm looking for a new checking account because the overdraft fees at my bank are killing me. It's a $30 fine every time I overdraft the account. Am...

Covering Your Assets: 7 Signs Your Bank May Be Failing

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Richard Barrington

Even though the banking sector is getting healthier, there were still 157 bank failures in 2010. Here are seven signs to watch out for if you think your bank is in trouble.

Treasury Launches Debit Cards For Tax Refunds

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Americans without bank accounts may soon be able to carry debit cards. The Treasury Department is rolling out a new program to let people collect tax...

The 14 Best Innovations in Banking and Payments for 2010 (SLIDESHOW)

Brett King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brett King

2010 was a bumper year for innovations in the banking and payments space. Here are some of the top innovations.

A Guilty Plea and Conviction End an ATM Scam

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

Two guys entered into contracts with investors by telling them they had collectively purchased over 4,000 ATMs. Doesn't sound like a bad opportunity. Of course, why would I be writing about it if something hadn't gone wrong?

ATM Investment Scheme Guilty Plea

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

Moore and Netschi made $80 million claiming that ATMs would generate revenue streams for investors. Talk about something going wrong, how about a majority of the machines sold not even existing?

Diebold-SEC Fraud Settlement Reached: Former Voting Machine Maker To Pay $25 Million

AP | MARCY GORDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Securities and Exchange Commission is pursuing fraud charges against three former executives of ATM maker Diebold Inc. after re...