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Consumer Credit Union Increased From $10,000 To $20,000 --- Rate 4.09% To 5.09%
Updated: Nov 17, 2014 by pearlbrown  |  4 comments  |  Bank Deals

**requires credit card to earn up to $20,000. CCU now pays this amazing rate on deposits up to $20,000! Want even MORE great news? We've read more

New Ally Bank Commercials: The Interview, The Dog And The Rock Band
Updated: Apr 12, 2012 by chu082011  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Last night I noticed Ally Bank has come out with new commercials. They made a major change. They no longer feature kids. The new theme is "do you love read more

ATM Issues
Updated: Oct 26, 2011 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

I am not a member of Lake Michigan CU, but they have an ATM in close proximity to my home. Before Lake Michigan took over that location, it belonged to read more

Rate Increase! UICCU's Reward Checking Yield To Rise From 4% To 4.25%
Updated: Jul 31, 2011 by UICCU  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

It's nice to see a rate increase for a change (and without a balance cap reduction). A reader just emailed me this news: Amazing news from the monthly read more

Evantage Sold Out
Updated: Feb 19, 2011 by Ken Tumin  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

Looks like Evantage follows the other Huckabay owned banks and is sold out.

Rewards Problem
Updated: Feb 2, 2011 by tightwad  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

Anybody else not get the correct interest for this month? The email said I didn't qualify because I'm not set up to receive e-statements. This is BS! I read more

The Oldest Credit Union And Its Bizarre Name
Updated: Nov 11, 2010 by Wil  |  2 comments  |  Bank Deals

I came across St. Mary's Bank when I heard about its iPad sweepstakes. What I found very interesting is that St. Mary's Bank is NOT a bank. It's a New read more

History Behind The Base Rate Of Reward Checking Accounts
Updated: Oct 30, 2010 by tightwad  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

Have you ever wondered why the base rates of rewards checking account are never zero percent? The base rate is what you earn if you don't meet the monthly read more

Evantage To Cut Rates
Updated: Oct 20, 2010 by Ken Tumin  |  6 comments  |  Bank Deals

Per Evantage website the 10K max rate will drop to 3.75% effective November 18, 2010. The moneymarket also drops to 1.75%.

Fed Official Makes The Case Of Letting Inflation Overshoot
Updated: Oct 19, 2010 by tightwad  |  3 comments  |  Financial News

Wall Street Journal article has a review of a speech given by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans: The Federal Reserve may have to read more

Aldi Data Breach Prompts Account Closures
Updated: Oct 14, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From the Credit Union National Association: A data breach at Aldi's grocery stores as a result of tampered debit card payment terminals at some stores has read more

The Great Mortgage Mystery
Updated: Oct 9, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

I'd like the world to know that I'm still making my payments...  and fully intend to make all of them.  I invite all of the people of the read more

How To Stop Rogue Automatic Payments
Updated: Oct 7, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

If you have set up automatic payments at a business to regularly pull money from your bank account or credit card, this NY Times Bucks blog post may read more

Credit Union Cuts Rates RETROACTIVELY To Beginning Of Month
Updated: Oct 4, 2010 by edlisal  |  5 comments  |  Bank Deals

Firefighter's Community Credit Union recently cut the rates on their rewards checking account from 4% to 3%.  As of Friday, 9/24, the rate on the read more

Investments For A Rising Rate Environment
Updated: Oct 3, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

For those looking for better yields in non-bank investments, this WSJ article has some investments to consider. One concern for the future is how read more

Bank Of America Patents Method For Denying Refunds
Updated: Sep 21, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Bank Deals

From the Consumerist: Bank of America was just awarded a patent for a process that lets it make sure any teller at any branch will know not to give you a read more

Signs That The New Overdraft Regulation Won't Cause Major Changes
Updated: Sep 17, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

There were worries that the new overdraft regulation that just took effect was going to cause a major decline of fee revenue for the banks which would read more

Bank Of America -- Can Be A Good Bank
Updated: Aug 23, 2010 by 51hh  |  2 comments  |  Bank Reviews

I have been banking with BofA for many many years, from Baybank to Bank of Boston, then BofA.  I have to admit that, in addition to the amazing read more

Automatic Account Debits Not Good For Paying Monthly Bills
Updated: Aug 13, 2010 by darkdreamer4u  |  4 comments  |  Financial News

From Clark Howard's August 2nd Show Notes: Too often, Clark talks to people who have allowed a company to automatically deduct money from their checking read more

Bad Banking Business
Updated: Aug 10, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Bank Reviews

Regulation's Impact On Credit Card Rewards Is Minimal So Far
Updated: Aug 8, 2010 by tightwad  |  1 comment  |  Financial News

From AP via the Lansing State Journal: It's been nearly six months since a sweeping law changed how credit card companies are able to hike interest rates, read more

Chase Realcash Debit Card Reward Program
Updated: Aug 8, 2010 by tightwad  |  3 comments  |  Bank Deals

I just noticed Chase advertising this debit card reward program. Click on the details link to see the official details. The main issue that I noticed is read more

Considering A Child Savings Account?
Updated: Aug 7, 2010 by Mike  |  2 comments  |  Financial News

A savings account for a child can help teach the child about banking and saving. This Bankrate.com article has a few tips for those opening a youth read more

Card Useage Change for Consumers CU
Posted: Jun 7, 2010 by tightwad  |  0 comments  |  Bank Deals

Starting 8/1/2010 your 12 card uses must be signature (credit) based. Pin transactions will no longer qualiify. This info was included in my rewards read more