Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, December 13, 2013 5:19 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

Consumers found more access to free checking after the Durbin Amendment, a study finds.

Monday, September 09, 2013 5:44 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Credit unions keep free checking, hoping to lure members in for the long haul.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013 3:12 pm
By Marcie Geffner · Bankrate.com

An American Bankers Association survey finds 55 percent of bank customers do not pay monthly account fees.

Friday, July 26, 2013 11:14 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey reveals that more account holders are willing to pay for mobile banking tools.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:58 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

PNC is closing the door on its free checking program.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013 6:00 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Despite many banks ending free checking, an FDIC data dump shows bank fee income is actually falling.

Saturday, March 02, 2013 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Banks have launched new advertisements that question whether credit unions are really helping the country.

Saturday, October 27, 2012 6:05 am
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A new survey of bank account balances shows that many consumers are keeping abnormally high amounts in their traditional checking accounts. Are you one of them?

Friday, February 17, 2012 12:41 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

It looks like community banks are finally starting to realize the federal government’s regulatory tightening on systematically important financial institutions is actually going to help them. If you’ll recall, last year, then-FDIC chairman Sheila Bair was heckled at a gathering of mostly community bankers organized by the American Bankers Association in San Diego Washington, D.C.

Monday, October 24, 2011 3:03 pm
By Claes Bell, CFA · Bankrate.com

Tired of all the new fees popping up at large national banks? There’s a bank protest afoot that doesn’t involve camping, picketing or being gawked at by the national media. It’s called “Bank Transfer Day,” and it’s a social-media driven movement started by art gallery owner Kristin Christian. It aims to convince bank customers angered

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