Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, November 03, 2015 6:05 am
By Greg McBride, CFA ·

ATM fees keep climbing, but with planning you can keep cash machines from taking yours.

Friday, January 24, 2014 4:01 pm
By Allison Ross ·

While ATM fees add up, consumers seem willing to sacrifice those dollars for convenience.

Friday, April 26, 2013 7:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

A GAO report finds that some ATM fees increased from 2007 to 2012.

Friday, January 18, 2013 5:40 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Two big banks are rolling out ATMs that dispense cash in any denomination a customer desires.

Monday, January 14, 2013 6:05 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

President Barack Obama signed a law to eliminate a requirement for on-machine ATM fee disclosures.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder ·

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 3:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

Withdrawing money an ATM not owned by your bank has never been cheap. But now, ATM providers have new way to make sure they maximize the fees you pay for withdrawals. From Felix Salmon of Reuters: Paul Volcker likes to say that the only worthwhile financial innovation of the past 20 years has been the

Thursday, January 05, 2012 11:00 am
By Marcie Geffner ·

Class-action lawsuits alleging violations of ATM fee disclosure notices aren’t new. But now, the Credit Union National Association, or CUNA, is urging the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, to suspend one of the notice requirements to stop the lawsuits. At issue is the federal Electronic Fund Transfer Act, which requires ATM operators, such as

Thursday, December 22, 2011 2:25 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

It may look like an ATM, but a new machine catching on in Paris dispenses freshly baked baguettes instead of money. From Kim Willsher at The Guardian: But now one entrepreneurial baker has come up with an idea that sounds as sacrilegious as putting Dom Pérignon in wine boxes: selling baguettes in a vending machine.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 5:19 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA ·

For those that hate ATM fees, it’s been a tough couple of decades. Since we started our annual Checking Study in the fall of 1998, the percentage of ATMs charging a fee rose from 68.4 percent to 98.7 percent. During that time, the average ATM fee has risen from 89 cents to $2.40. But a

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