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the Price of Checking Accounts

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Location 
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Description
$ 0
Apr 2008
North Brunswick, NJ
checking
Great services from free checking account  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
Boiling Springs, SC
regular checking
Bank with very helpful services  more... close row
$ 12
Jun 2007
Phoenix, AZ
checking
Basic checking account with many limits  more... close row
$ 18
Feb 2008
Houston, TX
checking
Fee for one time services  more... close row

Description of service

This is for the one month charge for the checking account plus an additional service fee of $7. I have had this account for many years and have used various banking services in the past with much lower fees.

For a financial determination, I needed a copy of my monthly statement and my printer was not operational at the time. While at the bank taking care of another matter, I asked for a printout of my account, a service that was always free before. On my account, a $7 charge was posted for this which annoyed me a great deal.


Review of Service

While the bank personnel were very polite and accomodating, no one bothered to mention this rather high charge for a simple two page printout. Someone should have at the least mentioned that there was a fee. I am not happy that all fees have been inflated nor that now an overdraft fee has additional fees added to an already steep charge. This is a major nation-wide bank. Many other banks have no fee checking and I am about to switch as a result of being nickel and dimed to death.It seems like there is another new charge or increased fee every two or three months.


Tips

Read fee schedules carefully before choosing a bank. And when they send out account "update" information, be aware that this always is going to cost you more and read each notice carefully to avoid surprises.


$ 0
Sep 2007
Alameda, CA
checking
Direct Deposit Checking Account  more... close row
$ 0
Jan 2008
Canton, Michigan
Checking
New checking account with no minimum balance  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
Kennebunk, ME
Checking with ATM
Basic checking account with ATM benefits  more... close row
$ 4
Jan 2008
Greenwood, IN
checking
Checking account with a credit union  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
Fayetteville, NC
Checking
Another free checking account  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2006
Tewksbury, MA
free interest checking
Free checking with interest  more... close row
$ 6
Mar 2008
Phoenix, AZ
checking
Basic checking account with increasing fees  more... close row
$ 0
Apr 2008
North Brunswick, NJ
Checking
Absolutely free of any charge checking account  more... close row