Today in Mr.-Burns-esque Things Big Banks Do: remember a few weeks ago when the banks announced they were backing off charging a $5 monthly fee to use your debit card? People said to watch for new, sneakier fees popping up, because the banks still want to chomp a bit of your cheddar. Now comes this head’s up from HuffPo: Bank of America is charging people to withdraw unemployment money. If you’re one of those fat cats lavishing yourself with unemployment, they can charge you for withdrawing from a non-BOA ATM, a fee that totaled $350 for one South Carolina woman. The Times reports banks are quietly ramping up other fees too, from replacing debit card cards to maintaining a checking account. Perhaps it’s time to take another look at this guide on switching to a credit union?
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One of the first big conflagrations that blew up when the Citi Bike program started was that people didn’t like the idea of one of the banks that had just recently helped blow up the world economy getting a slew of advertising with the bikes. It remains kind of annoying to see it, but it […]