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Personal Finance Blog By MoneyRates - Checking Accounts

Fee fury: Bank of America touches a nerve

October 5, 2011

Bank of America's new debit card fee is sparking backlash, and leaves customers considering alternatives.

How much is your debit card worth to you?

August 22, 2011

As they try to recoup lost revenue, some banks are experimenting with charging for debit cards.

Consumers call for end to checking account mystery fees

August 15, 2011

Even after last year's Dodd-Frank banking reforms, a majority of poll respondents favored additional regulation involving checking account fee disclosures.

Managing checking and savings accounts: It's a family affair

July 28, 2011

Read some tips for handling finances successfully in a marriage - including what to share, and what not to share.

Are ATM fees picking your pocket?

July 18, 2011

A bank's ATM network can be one of the most important factors in choosing a checking account.

B of A case illustrates the finer points of shopping for a checking account

June 14, 2011

New lessons emerge from litigation over checking account overdraft fees.

Consumers expected to see new debit card costs

June 12, 2011

Swipe fee caps seemed like a good idea, but consumers are expected to be the ones to pay. What should you look out for?

New bank fees will require consumers to be more vigilant

January 28, 2011

As brick-and-mortar banks continue to roll out new fees in an effort to raise revenue, an increasing number of experts are warning consumers to look for an alternative to their current checking account. The big banks are reeling from two recent regulatory moves: new restrictions on overdraft charges and proposed new limits on debit card swipe [...]

Ask the expert: Will checking account customers gain or lose from the Durbin Amendment?

January 20, 2011

The Dodd-Frank financial reform act did many things to protect consumers, but the Durbin Amendment to this act may do more harm than good.

Ask the expert: Balancing an online checking account

January 13, 2011

Find out why balancing a checkbook is as important as ever with online checking accounts.
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