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The average minimum to open an interest checking account online is $650.81 vs. $376.75 at a traditional bank.
Don’t count on being near a surcharge-free ATM when you need cash; 99.2 percent of ATMs charge fees.
The average minimum required to open a noninterest checking account is $82.71.
Bounce a check and you’ll pay an average $28.95. That’s 2.5 percent higher than last year.