Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 04, 2014 12:43 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

A banking giant has big plans for a smaller teller force. Will other banks follow?

Tuesday, January 07, 2014 3:07 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan Chase is going to pay big time for its involvement with Bernard Madoff.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 4:27 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

Occupy Wall Street organizers are raising funds to launch a prepaid debit card for unbanked consumers.

Saturday, June 16, 2012 12:00 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The CEO of JPMorgan Chase appeared before Congress this week, apologizing for big mistakes that translated to big losses.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012 2:56 pm
By Claes Bell · Bankrate.com

JPMorgan Chase became the latest bank to settle a nationwide suit concerning the infamous “courtesy” overdraft fees. From Jonathan Stempel of Reuters: JPMorgan Chase & Co has agreed to pay $110 million to settle consumer litigation accusing it of charging excessive overdraft fees. The largest U.S. bank by assets joined Bank of America Corp and

Monday, October 31, 2011 4:17 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

In another victory for account holders, one more of America’s biggest banks has canceled its plans to charge for debit card use. Atlanta-based SunTrust announced that it no longer plans to charge a monthly fee for using a check card. If you’re a SunTrust checking account holder, here’s some additional good news: You can expect

Sunday, October 02, 2011 12:30 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

The future of banking appears to be now. JPMorgan Chase announced the hiring of Susan Erlich as senior vice president of next generation payments last week. With more than a decade of experience at Citibank and Providian Financial, Erlich will be responsible for overseeing the bank’s creation of new payments services and solutions for consumers,

Monday, September 19, 2011 4:17 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

It’s not Pulitzer-worthy, but the new credit card agreements from some issuers deserve a little recognition. CreditCards.com reported Monday that several large issuers — including Chase, HSBC, Discover and Citi — are rewriting their card contracts in simpler, plainer English that every Joe can read and understand. The multipage contracts that consumers get when they

Thursday, September 15, 2011 4:23 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Chase credit cardholders behaved better than Capital One’s last month. But overall, Americans continue to treat their plastic with more respect. The “Viking” company reported Thursday that the percentage of customers who paid their credit card bills at least 30 days late ticked up to 3.43 percent last month from 3.37 percent. The rate at

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 2:33 pm
By David McMillin · Bankrate.com

In the wake of Hurricane Irene, two of America’s biggest banks are providing some short-term assistance for account holders. JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo both notified customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut via email that certain bank fees will be waived as affected areas recover from the natural disaster. The fee-free period for