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6 cities with the highest ATM fees

6 cities with the highest ATM fees

Cities With The Highest ATM Fees In 2013 Bankrate surveyed banks in 25 U.S. cities to find the average fees associated with checking accounts in its 2013 Checking Account Survey. The data come from surveying the five largest banks and five largest thrifts in 25 of the nation's biggest markets from July 15 to Aug. 2, 2013. We asked those institutions about terms on one generic noninterest account and one interest-bearing account for the general consumer. Banks across the country are boosting all kinds of fees. An  ... Read more

2012 checking account fees

Bankrate surveyed banks in the top 25 U.S. cities to find the average fees associated with checking accounts in their annual Checking Account Survey, which was conducted in July and August 2012. *NSF = nonsufficient funds.  ... Read more

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Moving your checking account to a new bank

Moving your checking account to a new bank

Like karaoke night at your favorite bar, new banking fees have a way of making even longtime customers head for the exits.  Read more ...

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Banks target seniors for free checking

Banks target seniors for free checking

Many banks and credit unions offer seniors free checking accounts; some even pay interest. These accounts usually are aimed at customers who are 50 years old or older, and are a painless way to avoid bank fees that ding younger folks.  Read more ...

CHECKING BASICS

Types of checking accounts

Types of checking accounts

For most people, the centerpiece of their relationship with their bank is a checking account. Studies have shown that consumers overwhelmingly define "their" bank as the institution where their checking accounts are held, not the bank where they may have a mortgage or certificate of deposit. It's no wonder that banks throw a sizeable amount of money toward attracting and retaining consumer checking accounts.  Read more ...


Free checking

Just about every adult needs a checking account, and for most people a free checking account will do just fine.

Many people think they have a free checking account, but they don't. They're doing something for it to be free, such as maintaining a certain balance or paying a fee for going over their monthly allotment of checks.  Read more ...

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