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Syibli Fakih/Shutterstock Opening a new checking account might not seem all that complicated. You just go to a bank’s website or walk into a nearby bank branch, fill out an application, provide some deposit money and you’re all set, right? Not quite. While it is often that easy...
filo/Getty Images In today’s world of online banking, direct debits and payment apps, who still needs to write a check, right? Well, you might. If you lose electronic access to your checking account while you’re completing a purchase, making your rent payment or settling up with the...
Courtesy of Fifth Third Bank It’s only a matter of time before we’ll all be leaving home without our wallets. Last year, Fifth Third and Chase became some of the latest banks to allow card-free ATM access. PNC added the technology at select terminals. And 3,500 credit...
Robert Alexander/Getty Images Payday could finally be around the corner for customers who were harmed by Wells Fargo but haven’t been reimbursed. The bank will maintain teams responsible for addressing the complaints of consumers impacted by a wide range of incidents. Customers who aren’t receiving relief under...
tupungato/Getty Images Switching banks can be a real drag, but sometimes it has to be done. Wells Fargo customers may feel that way today. The bank sent a couple of tweets Thursday morning acknowledging that there were issues with its mobile app and online banking. The...
aabejon/Getty Images Debit cards and credit cards seem like equally good payment options, but there is one critical difference: How unauthorized charges are handled. If you spot fraudulent charges on your credit card bill, you can alert the issuer, decline the charges and relax. With a debit...
Lisa Lake/Getty Images It’s been almost a week since a power shutdown at a Wells Fargo facility resulted in a nationwide outage. Some customers are still having problems with their accounts. A new tweet from the bank thanks account holders for their feedback and notes that there are...
Tooykrub/Shutterstock Bank fees can quickly add up and take a bite out of the earnings from your savings or interest-bearing checking account. Fortunately, some of the country’s lowest earners will no longer be charged for withdrawing cash from an out-of-network ATM. Nationwide, consumers with state-issued EBT cards won’t...
Roman Tiraspolsky/Getty Images JPMorgan Chase is rolling out a new no-overdraft fee checking account aimed at low-income consumers who have been locked out of the banking system and often must resort to expensive check-cashing and money-order services. The account, called Chase Secure, provides access to the bank’s...
SOPA Images/Getty Images T-Mobile’s checking account is now available nationwide. On Thursday, the mobile carrier rolled out T-Mobile Money across the country after piloting the mobile checking account for about five months. The account offers a whopping 4 percent annual percentage yield (APY), but only on balances...