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Monthly Service Charge For Rewards Checking
Posted: Jan 11, 2012 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Starting February 1, there is going to be a $6 fee, if the requirements are not met.

Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street Asylum?
Posted: Jan 2, 2012 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Did Psychopaths Take Over Wall Street Asylum?: William D. Cohan - Bloomberg I suspect we already knew the answer.

Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks Undisclosed $13B
Updated: Nov 28, 2011 by Shorebreak  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

I guess we should not be surprised... Secret Fed Loans Gave Banks Undisclosed $13B - Bloomberg

Rewards Checking Refer A Friend
Updated: Nov 2, 2011 by pdxmale  |  30 comments  |  Bank Deals

Looking for someone to refer me to Consumers Credit Union's reward checking.  Looks like both of us would get $50 for the referral.  Any

As Fee Fights Heat Up, Where Are Retailers?
Posted: Nov 2, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

“To my knowledge not one major (or for that fact minor) retailing establishment is offering consumers rebates for using debit cards,” ... read more

No Debit Card Fees
Posted: Oct 28, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Banks blinked! Big Banks Say No to Debit Fees, Won't Follow Bank of America's Lead - Yahoo! News

Banks Flooded With Cash They Cant Profitably Use
Posted: Oct 25, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Banks Flooded With Cash They Can’t Profitably Use - NYTimes.com With people moving their money from big banks to community banks and credit read more

Endura Financial Dropped Rate...
Updated: Oct 8, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

from (3.01%, $25K - $2,500 direct deposit) to (1.51%, $25K - $2,500 direct deposit) recently. It does not look good for RCAs.

Durbin Amendment & Bank Of America's New Fees: Good For Small Banks?
Updated: Oct 4, 2011 by mariafalter  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Will the Durbin Amendment that caps the debit card interchange fees of large banks be good for small banks and credit unions which are exempt from this read more

Bernanke: Fed Stands Ready To Take Further Action
Updated: Oct 4, 2011 by Shorebreak  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

Bernanke: Fed Stands Ready to Take Further Action - Bloomberg The Fed “will continue to closely monitor economic developments and is prepared to read more

A Huge Housing Bargain -- But Not For You
Posted: Oct 3, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

A Huge Housing Bargain -- but Not for You - TheStreet Meanwhile, we are fighting here for 3.33% rate...

Communication Federal Credit Union -- Misleading information during the application process
Updated: Sep 29, 2011 by mariafalter  |  4 comments  |  Bank Reviews

Talking about "tough to join" and a bit misleading: They stated at their website that anyone can join easlily via the "Citizen for Financial Literacy" read more

Change To E-Xtra Bonus Checking Account Requirements
Updated: Sep 9, 2011 by lisanancybis  |  12 comments  |  Bank Deals

just received an email: "Effective August 1, 2011, the e-Xtra Bonus Checking Account will require a minimum debit card transaction total of $300.00. This read more

How Rich Is Rich? Where America Draws The Wealth Line
Updated: Aug 24, 2011 by mariafalter  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

From DailyFinance This is not a good time to be rich in America. This country has always had a love/hate relationship with its wealthiest citizens, and read more

FDIC Shuts Small Pennsylvania Bank; 65th In 2011
Updated: Aug 19, 2011 by mariafalter  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

From AP via Yahoo! Finance Regulators on Thursday shuttered a small bank near Philadelphia, boosting to 65 the number of U.S. bank failures this read more

Congress, Not Fed, Must Do More For Economy: Fisher
Posted: Aug 17, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

I guess it's going to fall on deaf ears: http://www.reuters.com/article/20...4JU2011081 "I believe what is restraining our economy is not monetary read more

Competitive CD Deals For NY - Local
Posted: Aug 2, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Signature bank CD offers:  2y - 1.85%,  3y - 2.53%, 5y - 3.04%.  Rates are not listed on their website.

Another Way To Make Money...
Updated: Aug 1, 2011 by 51hh  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Elderly Couple 'Cheats' Lottery, Wins Millions - FoxNews.com

Visa Rolls Out New Fee Program
Posted: Jul 28, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News


Final Fed Debit Card Draft Less Costly To Banks
Updated: Jun 29, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

 the Fed will vote to cut fees that retailers pay to accept debit-card payments to 21 cents, plus a conditional charge of a penny and 0.05% of the read more

Insights Into The Widening U.S. Income Gap
Updated: Jun 19, 2011 by mariafalter  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

Interesting report from The Washington Post  For years, statistics have depicted growing income disparity in the United States, and it has reached read more

Senators Said To Weigh 6-Month Delay Of Debit ‘Swipe’ Fee Rules
Posted: Jun 6, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News


Homeowner Foreclosures On Bank Of America
Updated: Jun 6, 2011 by Mike  |  1 comment  |  Miscellaneous

  Homeowner Foreclosures on Bank of America (Yes, You Heard That Right) - Yahoo! News

Rising Rents Risk Higher U.S. Inflation As Feds Rate Restraint Questioned
Updated: May 31, 2011 by Shorebreak  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

  Rising Rents Risk U.S. Inflation as Fed’s Restraint Questioned - Bloomberg

Capital One's $200 Free Reward Checking Bonus - YMMV
Updated: May 10, 2011 by mariafalter  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

I reviewed a similar Capital One $200 bonus last year. It was a targeted promotion, but some readers reported being able to get the bonus at a branch. So read more

4% Secured Cd Maturity
Updated: Apr 29, 2011 by jcb194  |  22 comments  |  Bank Deals

One of my 18 month -4% secured cd's is maturing in feb. '11 and I am starting the closing  / cashing out issue. I did the 25k max. and would MAYBE read more

Fed Officials Signal Policy To Stay On Course
Updated: Apr 14, 2011 by Shorebreak  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

  Fed officials signal policy to stay on course - Yahoo! Finance=

E-Checking Rewards Accounts - Sold Out
Updated: Apr 11, 2011 by moneysaver  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

As of last Friday.  This applies to e-savings accounts too.  Old accounts are grandfathered.

Federal Reserve Must Face Bank Suit Over Credit Card Fee Rules, Judge Says
Posted: Apr 5, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News


Debit Cards Fees
Posted: Mar 7, 2011 by mariafalter  |  0 comments  |  Financial News

Could this be the good news for rewards accounts? banks-look-to-replace-lost-debit-card-fees: Personal Finance News from Yahoo! Finance=