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Bank Fees Survey Mid-2012: Checking and ATM Costs Jump Again

Richard Barrington | Posted 10.20.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

Nearly any way you slice it, checking accounts became a little more expensive in the first half of 2012. However, the results also indicate that consumers still have several options for combating these costs.

The $850 Fee Banks Don't Want You To Know About

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.14.2012 | Money

Checking accounts just keep on getting more expensive. Fees on everything from ATMs withdrawals to monthly maintenance and overdrafts have risen in...

5 Facts You Should Know About Credit Card Fees

The Street | Posted 10.13.2012 | Money

Federal Reserve rules limit the penalty fees that credit cards charge. The rules, which stem from the Credit CARD Act signed into law in May 2009, wer...

Bank Of America Just Lost A $170 Million Customer

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.09.2012 | Business

Bank of America may have millions of customers, but the government of Brockton, Mass., is no longer one of them. Brockton is divesting its municipa...

Your iPhone Is Now A Bank of America Branch... Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

It may be harder to get cash from Bank of America as its ATM network shrinks, but starting this week it'll be easier for customers to give the bank th...

Catherine New

Prepaid Cards Have A Short, Expensive Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

Short-lived and high-priced. Such is the life cycle of a prepaid card. Consumers only use a card for six months on average before moving on to anot...

Catherine New

Credit Unions Can Thank WaMu For Kicking Off Bank Exodus

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 08.02.2012 | Money

Long before Occupy Wall Street protesters were doling out Big Bank Haterade, Main Street customers were steadily moving their money out of banks and i...

Catherine New

Wells Fargo Messed With The Wrong Guy

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.26.2012 | Money

Wells Fargo pissed off the wrong customer. Earlier this week, Richard X. 'Dick' Bove, a well-known banking analyst, blasted the bank in a research ...

Bank Pays For Forcing Consumers To Pay Higher Fees

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Money

* Bank accused of boosting minimum payments on card balances * Cardholders: Higher minimum meant to generate more fees ...

Catherine New

What New Bank Disclosures Don't Tell You

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.23.2012 | Money

If you want to know how to close your bank account, you'll still have to wade through dozens of pages of the traditional account information form. Tha...

Company Fined For Milking Money From Already Broke Students

AP | DANIEL WAGNER | Posted 09.19.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Higher One Holdings Inc. is preparing to pay a fine to federal regulators investigating fees the company charged to college student...

Small Print Now Easier To Read At Wells Fargo

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.02.2012 | Money

Bank fees are still costly -- and going up at many banks. Yet a growing number of big banks are using clearer labeling to help consumers to add up the...

Bank Fined For Overcharging Customers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.22.2012 | Money

NEW YORK -- A financial regulator has fined Merrill Lynch $2.8 million for overcharging customers with fees and for failing to provide timely trade co...

Catherine New

Americans Love Convenience More Than They Hate Bank Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Have you ever paid slightly more in ATM fees just because you were too lazy to cross the street to visit a bank with cheaper rates? You're not alone. ...

33 Ways To Avoid Annoying Fees

Kiplinger | Posted 06.18.2012 | Money

In our monthly survey of Kiplinger's readers, we asked which fees were the most bothersome. You told us that travel fees bug you the most, followed by...

These Banks Hide The Most (And Least) Fees

24/7 Wall St. | Samuel Weigley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: As new regulations have eaten into their profits, banks have looked for new ways to increase revenue from their customers. Many ba...

Five Ways JPMorgan's Troubles May Affect You

Richard Barrington | Posted 08.11.2012 | Money
Richard Barrington

The average customer has more to lose than to gain from the high-stakes world of bank investing. That's why rules to separate such speculative activity from traditional banking operations would benefit customers who depend on bread-and-butter products like checking and savings accounts.

Catherine New

Bank To Charge Most Expensive Overdraft Fee Yet

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.08.2012 | Money

Fifth Third will have some of the most expensive overdraft fees of any big bank starting later this month. The Cincinnati-based bank has confirmed...

Catherine New

SunTrust Customers Can Expect Higher Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

Starting this summer, some of SunTrust's least wealthy customers will have to pay higher fees on everything from ATM withdrawals to checking accounts,...

Here's How Much Closing A Bank Account Will Cost You

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 07.30.2012 | Money

Want to close your bank account? It could cost you as much as $55. In a survey of the practices of the 10 largest banks in the country – includ...

Loren Berlin

Higher One, Student Financial Aid Company, Under Fire For Charging Students Excessive Fees

HuffingtonPost.com | Loren Berlin | Posted 05.23.2012 | Business

As student loan debt soars, so do profits at a little-known company that manages students' financial aid disbursements for some of the nation's larges...

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...

The Latest Bank To Raise Fees

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.17.2012 | Money

Another bank is raising fees. U.S. Bank is bumping up overdraft fees for all its accounts beginning June 29, the Minneapolis-based bank confirmed o...

Bank Accused Of Profiting Off Customer Math Errors

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

Amidst debate over how much banks value clients, one among them stands accused of purposefully profiting off the math errors of its own customers. ...

Chase Going After The Poor With New Card

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

JPMorgan Chase wants it all, catering to everyone from the richest customers who provide hefty returns on deposits to the poorest who are willing to p...