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Bank Fees

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...

Read This Before Joining A Credit Union

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 05.10.2012 | Money

Credit unions have seen a rise in membership as big banks have come under scrutiny for their never-ending profit-making measures. While the Occupy...

Catherine New

This Man Has Not Had A Bank Account In 14 Years

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 05.07.2012 | Money

Josh Crawford, 42, of Squaw Valley, Calif., has not had a checking account or credit card in 14 years. But that has not stopped him from participating...

Watchdog Probing Whether Overdraft Programs Go Far Enough

Posted 04.20.2012 | Business

The top consumer watchdog is scrutinizing big banks to see if their overdraft protection policies are doing enough to keep Americans from unwittingly ...

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...

Digging Below the Surface of Membership Growth at Credit Unions

Bill Cheney | Posted 05.14.2012 | Money
Bill Cheney

More than 1.3 million people joined credit unions in 2011. The gain is strong evidence that consumers are fed up with high bank fees and are leaving in large numbers for credit unions. But when you dig a bit deeper into the numbers, the results are even more significant.

It Turns Out 2011 Was A Pretty Great Year For Banks

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.08.2012 | Business

By almost any measure, 2011 was a rocky year -- high unemployment, volatile markets, rising poverty, protests in the streets. Thankfully, the banks ma...

Goldman Tops Wall Street In Investment Banking Fees

D.M. Levine | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Goldman Sachs' investment advisory practices seem to be paying off despite recent controversies about the firm. This week, Bloomberg released its l...

Catherine New

He Fought Bank Fees And Won

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 03.05.2012 | Money

It was the train ticket to bank-fee hell. Three days after Taylor McKinley, 27, closed his checking account at Fifth Third Bank, an automatic $10 ...

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 ...

Banks Are Still Trying To Charge You Those Pesky Fees

AP | PALLAVI GOGOI | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Big banks, facing declining revenues and a regulatory climate that leaves them fewer creative ways to make money, are quietly introducing ...

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...

JPMorgan Chase Primarily Interested In Ballers, Shot-Callers

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.29.2012 | Business

If you've got less than a hundred grand in the bank, JPMorgan Chase is just not that into you. At a presentation to investors this week, JPMorgan e...

Janell Ross

In South Carolina Some Tax Refunds Will Be Shared With A Big Bank

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

This year South Carolina income tax refunds will arrive on prepaid debit cards unless taxpayers specifically opt for a check or direct deposit. The...

Want To Ditch Your Bank? You're Far From Alone

Reuters | Posted 04.28.2012 | Business

Feb 27 (Reuters) - Nearly 10 percent of customers of U.S. banks moved their accounts last year, often after they became frustrated with fees and the...

5 Pieces of Banking Wisdom to Ignore

Richard Barrington | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

There are many useful rules in personal finance that can help you successfully manage your money. But it's also useful to know when those rules can be broken.

Bank of America Can Charge You This Much In Fees In One Day

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 02.23.2012 | Business

Bank of America can lift at least $140 in fees off a customer in one day if he or she doesn't have enough money in the bank. That is the high cost...

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...

Catherine New

Capital One Says It Won't Ruin ING Direct

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 02.16.2012 | Business

Capital One said it won't change a thing for customers at much-beloved ING Direct, responding to consumer groups worried that its acquisition of the o...

GRAPHIC: Everything You Need To Know About Bank Fees

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business

Don't like keeping all of your money stuffed underneath the mattress? That could cost you a pretty penny. Banks collected $29.5 billion in overdra...

Catherine New

Overdraft Fees Reach A New High

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.18.2012 | Business

The cost of not having enough money just got steeper. The median overdraft fee banks charge customers surged to $30 from $27.50 last year, accordi...

Catherine New

Suze Orman Defends Prepaid Card: 'Just Another Financial Tool'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...