Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Citibank is about to make checking cost even more for account holders.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:53 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new study shows that plenty of customers are considering ditching big banks.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:39 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Several banks have joined JPMorgan Chase in waiving fees for customers affected by Superstorm Sandy.

Saturday, November 26, 2011 10:00 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Credit unions aren’t just keeping up with banks. They seem to be outpacing them. In the 2011 California Bank & Credit Union Survey conducted by Prime Performance, the Sacramento-based credit union Golden 1 topped the charts in each of the four surveyed areas for a total overall customer experience score of 79 percent. Here’s a

Sunday, October 16, 2011 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

In another case of the discussion of new bank fees climbing up Capitol Hill, some lawmakers suspect recent fee hikes may be a violation of federal anti-trust laws. U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) wrote a letter to the Attorney General’s office Thursday to ask for an investigation into the new fees and the possibility banks

Sunday, September 25, 2011 9:21 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Add another name to the list of big banks adding fees to their checking account structures in an attempt to make up for falling profits. In an announcement late last week, Citigroup unveiled plans to begin charging account holders a $10 monthly fee unless they can meet certain terms. The change goes into effect in

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 3:48 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

What’s the worst that can happen if you don’t pay your credit card debt? Hounding phone calls. Bad credit. Court order. How about death? Sounds outrageous, but that’s exactly what Indonesian police officials alleged happened to one man who met with debt collectors hired by Citibank to settle his $11,000 credit card obligation. The Washington

Thursday, April 29, 2010 12:25 pm
By Ellen Cannon · Bankrate.com

Citi Cards and Citibank customers who choose paperless statements have a chance to win one of six $5,000 prizes by enrolling before July 10, 2010.