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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...

Catherine New

How To Get Free Gas This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

Next to offering an open bar night, free gas may be the next best way to soften up potential new customers. That is the strategy community banks and c...

Catherine New

Another Bank Of America Insult -- Fewer ATMs

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

It's not your imagination. Bank of America really did get less convenient. The Charlotte, N.C.-based bank has hauled off more than 1,500 ATMs from ...

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...

Catherine New

FDIC Says It Will Investigate Payday Loans Made By Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.02.2012 | Money

Federal regulators are launching an investigation into a shadowy practice that banks don't like to advertise: inhouse payday loans. These high-interes...

Bank Charges Customer $1,500 Behind His Back

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 04.09.2012 | Money

Stu Straus of West Orange, N.J., is the latest person to fall victim to a zombie bank account. According to the Star-Ledger, Straus was charged $1,...

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...

Wells Fargo 125% Fee Hike

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business
Iris Erlingsdottir

Forty-five dollars for a transaction that a few weeks ago cost $20. What's the $25 increase for?

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.

Scott Brown's Opposition To Bank Fee Throws Wrench In Wall Street Reform

AP/Huffington Post | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Democratic House and Senate negotiators who worked out a deal on a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations regrouped Tuesday...

Don't Pay Fees for a Checking Account

Rob Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Rubin

There are simply too many other options available -- including community banks and credit unions -- to accept paying fees for a checking account. Here are some simple tips to avoid common charges.

Germany's New Bank Fee Will Pay For Future Bailouts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN — The German government plans to introduce a levy on banks to ensure that they pay for the costs of any future crises, sparing taxpayers,...

Geithner: Bank Fee May Be Extended Beyond 10 Years To Recoup Cost Of Bailout

LUCA DI LEO And MICHAEL R.CRITTENDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON--The U.S. may extend a $90 billion fee on the country's largest banks beyond the planned 10 years if the government hasn't recouped the cos...

Ryan Grim

House GOP, Chamber Organizing Against Bank Fee

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

House Republicans are organizing an effort in conjunction with the Chamber of Commerce to block the bank tax President Obama has proposed to recover l...

Obama Planning New Fee On Banks

politico.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Top administration officials tell Morning Money that President Obama's budget, to be unveiled next month, is likely to include a fee on banks designed...

Bank Lobby Ready To Battle New Fee

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Targeting an industry whose political deafness has vexed his administration, President Barack Obama is weighing a levy aimed at recoveri...