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Stop-payment and returned-deposit fees

In a survey of some of the nation's largest financial institutions, Bankrate.com found that it can cost as much as $32 to stop payment on a check.

Fees for depositing a check that bounces are also costly. These fees are especially galling because you're the victim of a bad check writer and you have to pay a fee for that dubious distinction.

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Bank Stop-payment fee Returned-deposit fee
Bank of America
From $20 to $30, depending upon the state
$5
Citibank
$30 for all but CitiGold accounts, which are not charged
$10
HSBC
$25
$10
JP Morgan Chase
$25
$10
Sun Trust Bank
$32
$6.50
US Bank
$30
$6
Wachovia
$31 in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
$30 in all other states
$10
Washington Mutual
$18 to $29 depending on state
$5
Wells Fargo
$25 to $29 depending on state
$5 or $7 depending on state
World Savings Bank
$20 in California
$25 in all other states
$5

 

 
-- Posted: July 6, 2005
   

 

 
 

 

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