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Credit card trends

Apr 9, 2012
The credit card business is settling down, and no, the sky didn't fall following the Credit Card Act of 2009.
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card interest rates, reward cards, fees

New broker fees could raise costs for investors

Apr 6, 2012
Senior business correspondent reports on brokers charging mutual fund companies higher sales fees.
Posted In: Mutual funds, fees

Bank of America to test new fees

Mar 1, 2012
The bank is reportedly currently testing different fee models -- including monthly charges of anywhere from $6 to $25. This comes after a pushback last year against a $5 monthly debit card fee.
Posted In: bank, Bank of America, fees

How about a bi-weekly mortgage payment?

Jan 20, 2012
After refinancing my house with a low-rate, conventional 15-year mortgage, I received an offer to set up bi-weekly or weekly payments. What are the benefits and pitfalls of such a plan? Ron, Richmond Hill, GA
Posted In: mortgage, home, fees, bank

Verizon reversal caps the year of the fee

Dec 30, 2011
2011 goes down in history as the year businesses pushed too far on fees.
Posted In: Verizon, fees

When customers push back on fees

Dec 30, 2011
Verizon's had its "B of A moment," reversing on its decision to add a new fee after customers retaliated.
Posted In: Verizon, fees

Chase clarifies checking account fees

Dec 15, 2011
Three banks unveil a new three-page checking account guide. Experts hope a new era of simplified disclosure will follow.
Posted In: bank regulations, checking account, Chase, fees, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Transaction "infraction"

Nov 21, 2011
Be careful with your debit card this holiday season. Of course, that holds for the rest of the year. Still, it's all too easy during the hectic holiday season to overdraw your account online and at the mall. You could end up paying steep fees.
Posted In: pew, banking, fees

A short history of the debit card

Aug 18, 2011
The debit card has been around since 1966, which means banks have had a lot of time to figure out new ways to charge you for using your own money...
Posted In: debit cards, fees

Study: More consumers are switching banks

Mar 1, 2011
Switch banks lately?...
Posted In: bank reform, banking, fees

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