Checking Archive

Best Banks in America 2013: Time to Switch?

November 12, 2013

MONEY Magazine has announced its top banks for 2013, but are these institutions good enough to attract your business?

Year-End Financial Moves

October 16, 2013

Tax deadlines and holiday shopping make the end of the year a natural time for some financial maintenance.

Is Your Teen Immature About Money?

August 28, 2013

If your son or daughter displays these signs, some remedial financial education may be in order -- fast.

Examining Walmart's Bluebird Prepaid Debit Card

November 2, 2012

Walmart's Bluebird prepaid debit card is a very competitive product, but there are some inherent drawbacks to using any prepaid card.

Consumer Still Paying Billions in Overdraft Charges

May 14, 2012

While bank customers have risen in opposition to some checking account fees, they are still paying billions in overdraft charges. Learn five ways to avoid them.

The Trouble With Big Banks Today

April 4, 2012

Federal regulations and a sluggish housing market have kept large banks on the ropes lately. Can they recover?

Can the CFPB Handle the Overdraft Fee Issue?

March 2, 2012

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is examining overdraft fees, but can they succeed where other efforts have failed?

Banks Still Need Revenue, But Will Customers Pay?

February 3, 2012

Last year’s customer exodus will likely force banks into being more creative about adding fees. Find out how they may do it.

When A Prepaid Debit Card Makes Sense

January 24, 2012

Knowing the ins and outs of prepaid debit cards can help you use them effectively and avoid the excessive fees that some include.

Chase Adopts Streamlined Checking Disclosure

January 5, 2012

Chase's move to a new form could signal a renewed interest in customer relations from the nation's big banks.

Getting the most from gift cards

Will banks soon charge for using checks?

Debit card fees disappear in unison

5 tips for avoiding new bank charges

College students need to beware of bank fees when shopping for a checking account

Rewards checking account returns still outpacing other types of investments

3 banks fees you can easily dodge

Banks under fire for checking account policies that hurt consumers

Costly consumer protections prompt big banks to add fees to checking accounts

Why one bank is switching to a single overdraft fee

Small banks still offering free checking--but for how long?

5 simple ways to build a rainy day fund

Customers aren't fleeing their banks over new fees, but surveys shows they're more willing to leave

Chuck the checks and dust off the prepaid card--banking is changing

6 websites that can help you reach your savings goals

Prepaid debit cards: coming soon to a bank near you

Banks roll out a new onslaught of checking account fees

Why banks want your business

Fees ahead: Beware of banking fees on the rise

Don't be surprised if your bank starts charging you to use your debit card

11 ways to keep more money in your checking account in 2011

Jumbo yields on reward checking accounts

Will checking account holders benefit from propsed restrictions on debit card swipe fees?

Work-from-home scams: how you can protect yourself and your checking account

4 biggest checking account changes of the year

5 ways to make balancing your checkbook easier

Is your checking account fully insured? 3 steps to make sure your money is safe

What checking account fees?

Checking account P2P payment service: 4 reasons to give it a try

5 ways to save money with your checking account

Protecting your online checking account: 7 keys to strong passwords

Text banking for non-techies

How you can avoid paying another checking account ATM fee

5 checking account services that make life easier

5 hoops to jump through to score free or rewards checking

4 strategies to avoid new checking account fees

The end of rewards checking? 4 ways a new limit on debit-card swipe fees could impact you

Checking account debit card safety:10 tips

5 ways technology is changing checking accounts

The many flavors of checking accounts

PIN or signature?

Keeping your checking account safe when banking by phone

4 ways to avoid trouble with checking account auto bill pay

5 checking account mistakes to beware

3 ways to manage your checking account by cell phone

Debit or credit? More differences than meet the eye

New Checking Account Overdraft Rules: 6 Things You Should Know

What to do if You're Turned Down for a Checking Account

How Electronic Check Conversion Affects You... and Your Checking Account

Using Your Cell Phone Camera To Deposit Checks

60-Second Guide to Managing a Joint Checking Account

Oversee Your Checking Account Using Transaction Alerts

10 Tips to Avoid Overdraft Fees

Your Checking Account Statement: Are You Ready to Go Paperless?

Overdraft Protection for Checking Account Debit Cards: What Will Your Bank Do?

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Closing a Checking Account

How Banks Share Your Checking Account History

Is a Green Checking Account Right for You?

Don't Let Thieves Drain Your Checking Account

Evaluating Checking Account Debit Card Rewards

Eliminate Free Checking? Not So Fast

How to Earn Killer Interest on Checking Accounts

How to Choose an Online Checking Account

Student Checking Accounts: Five Points to Consider

Customized Checking Accounts: More Features (and Fees) for You

What You Need to Know About New Debit Card Overdraft Fee Rules

Five Changes You'll See In Checking Accounts in 2010

Check-less Checking Accounts: The Wave of the Future?

How to Choose a Checking Account: Five Questions to Ask

Checking Accounts, the Last Bank Touchpoint for Many Individuals

The Ultimate Rewards Checking Checklist

Checking Accounts Starring in the Bank PR Show

Checking Accounts Fees On the Rise in the US, But Declining In Israel

Checking Account Sales Pressure: It's On the Rise

Free Checking No Longer the Only Offer in Town

How to Have a Checking Account With Some Degree of Privacy

Should You Have Your Checking Account and Money Market Account at the Same Bank?

Checking Account Automation Simplifies Financial Decision Making

Looking to Protect Retirement Savings? Choose the Right Checking Account

Your Savings Account and "Too Big to Fail" Banks

Checking Account Simplicity a Valuable Thing

Checking Accounts May Be Affected by New Legislation

Avoiding Overdraft Fees Means Choosing the Right Checking Account

End of FDIC "TAG" Program Shows Dilemma for Smaller Banks

Responsible Checking Account Practices Are Always Important

No Credit Check Checking Accounts

Do Checking Interest Rates Pay Better Than Savings Account Interest Rates?

China, U.S. Spending Habits, and Checking Accounts

What Kind of Person Cares About the Interest Rate on Their Checking Account

Five Things Most People Don't Think About When Opening a Checking Account, But Probably Should

Looking for the Best Checking Accounts? Look at Local Banks

Banks Are Offering Perks to New Checking Account Customers

How to Use a Checking Account as Leverage to get Bank Deals

Rewards Checking Accounts: String Attached But Not Excessive

Checking Accounts Offer Unsurpassed, Very Valuable Liquidity

Checking Account Interest Rates: Going Up Anytime Soon?

The Future of Banking is Green

Mobile Checking is Here to Stay

A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned

What Banks Call Free Services Is All Wrong

The Difference Between Green Banking and Banking Green

Don't Let Bank Overdrafts Destroy Your Family Wealth

Get Paid for Banking: Bank Deals on Checking Accounts

Banks Giving Away Free Cash

How to Maximize Checking Account Rates

Five Tips for Keeping Your Checking Account Safe

The Pros and Cons of Checking Account Debit Cards

Recession-Proof Your Portfolio

How the Fed Creates Money, and How That Affects Yours

Business Checking Accounts

Maxing Out Your FDIC Insurance Coverage

Advanced Investment Strategies for Checking