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Bounced check fees average $21 in an October, 1997 Bankrate.com study. Fees on interest checking accounts are usually higher than non-interest ones
One Florida credit union aims to offer an alternative to check-cashing stores by starting their own, offering lower interest rates and fees. Elsewhere, middle-income consumers and college students are [...]
Before you run to the snack machine, think about how you can save on your food bill.
Bankrate.com checking account pricing study: Smaller banks less expensive
New low-priced checking accounts designed for customers who prefer to bank by ATM, telephone and personal computer are gaining popularity with consumers and banks
Unclaimed money may end up in the wrong hands, as was the case with Bankers Trust Corp. The bank recently pled guilty to funneling unclaimed customer accounts into its own coffers.
The White House, a U.S. Congressman and consumer groups are pushing for legislation that would beef up consumer protection when a debit card is lost or stolen.