Fees are as common as vice presidents at banks. But if
you know what they are and when they’re charged, you may be able to
Banks may charge fees for all kinds of things: credit reference,
inactive account, a check you deposited into your account that
bounced. This chapter details all of the fees that banks may charge
and tells you how you may be able to avoid them. We’ll also explain
how you can complain to your bank about an error and get results.
And finally, we show you how to close your account at a bank
without incurring that final fee.
What can you expect to learn from this
Fees, fees and
This easy-to-read chart lays out all the fees you might be charged
in connection with your bank account.
How to avoid fees
Once you’ve read about the fees you might be charged, here are some
tips for how to avoid them.
How to complain
to the bank
When you discover an error on your bank account, don’t panic — or
yell. Follow these steps to get the matter resolved without hard
The final fee —
closing an account
Some banks charge a fee to close an account. We give you
step-by-step instructions for how to close an account without