Bank of the West Ends Free Checking
Bank of the West Ends Free Checking
Posted 3 years ago

Update About Bank of the West:

Bank of the West is owned by the large French bank, PNB Paribas. It is very likely the decision to no longer offer free checking…

Bank of the West Ends Free Checking
Master List of Free Checking Account Names
Master List of Free Checking Account Names
Posted 3 years ago

Free Checking Account Names
Created 09/25/07
Updated 02/14/12
If your bank or credit union is considering introducing a free checking account, or renaming an existing account, this list of free checking account names…

PNC, Nation’s Sixth Largest Bank, Keeps the Free Checking Account
PNC, Nation’s Sixth Largest Bank, Keeps the F…
Posted 4 years ago

Refusing to follow the lead of the four mega-banks, senior management at Pittsburgh-based PNC Bank announced recently that it will continue offering free checking to its customers. According to the…

PNC, Nation’s Sixth Largest Bank, Keeps the F…
Free Checking Online
Free Checking Online
Posted 4 years ago

It’s important to distinguish between online-only banks that offer a free checking account and being able to apply for a free checking account online.

This brief article will cover the internet-only…

Free Checking Online
Small Credit Union Takes on Mega-Banks over FREE Checking
Small Credit Union Takes on Mega-Banks over F…
Posted 4 years ago

Here’s a story that’s almost too good to be true. It’s your classic David versus Goliath story.

Instead of sitting back and remaining silent as the big mega-banks attempt to destroy…

Small Credit Union Takes on Mega-Banks over F…
Some Truths About Free Checking
Some Truths About Free Checking
Posted 4 years ago

Attention financial writers – many of the articles over the past year about the pending death of free checking are based on erroneous information.

One of our goals with this site…

Some Truths About Free Checking
Check it out – There’s a Bank or Credit Union Offering Free Checking in Your Neighborhood
Check it out – There’s a Bank or Credit Union…
Posted 4 years ago

ATTENTION CONSUMERS: Not all free checking accounts have the word “free” in them. Yes, I agree it doesn’t make sense for a bank or credit union to offer a free…

Check it out – There’s a Bank or Credit Union…
Ally Bank Offers a FREE Checking Account
Ally Bank Offers a FREE Checking Account
Posted 4 years ago

The banner ads are all over the Internet.

Recently, the marketing team at Ally Bank began aggressively marketing the checking account it launched in January 2010 – a free checking account.…

Ally Bank Offers a FREE Checking Account
Free Checking Is Alive and Well
Free Checking Is Alive and Well
Posted 4 years ago

Attention bankers and consumers: Free Checking is alive and well and isn’t going away anytime soon!

On the other hand, if you believe a majority of the media stories on the…

Free Checking Is Alive and Well
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Free checking not hard to find at Pittsburgh-area banks – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Free checking not hard to find at Pittsburgh-area banksPittsburgh Post-GazetteOn the upside, people looking for free checking accounts have plenty of choices. On the downside, anyone counting on a decent return on their money will surely be disappointed. Overall, seven of the region’s top 10 banks offer free checking accounts …

M&T Bank settles CFPB charge of deceptive advertising of “free checking” account – Lexology (registration)

M&T Bank settles CFPB charge of deceptive advertising of “free checking” accountLexology (registration)Manufacturers & Traders Trust Company (M&T Bank) has agreed to entry of a Consent Order with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) agreeing to pay a minimum of $2.245 million dollars and implement a variety of non-monetary procedures …

How to Choose the Right Free Checking Account – Credit Unions Online (blog)

How to Choose the Right Free Checking AccountCredit Unions Online (blog)By now the term “free checking” has become an oxymoron in the American consumers’ vocabulary. America’s addiction to free checking has become almost as needy as our dependency on foreign oil, as regulatory changes in the financial landscape has …

CFPB Takes Action for Deceptive Advertisement of “Free Checking” – JD Supra (press release)

CFPB Takes Action for Deceptive Advertisement of “Free Checking”JD Supra (press release)Although the CFPB has focused its rulemaking and enforcement actions on mortgage servicing and lending, it recently entered into a consent order with M&T Bank regarding the deceptive advertising of free checking. The deceptive activity arose from …

Orion Federal Credit Union now pays interest to free checking account holders – Memphis Business Journal

Orion Federal Credit Union now pays interest to free checking account holdersMemphis Business JournalAll Orion Checking account holders will now benefit from a 0.05 percent interest rate on their holdings. Orion Federal Credit Union’s free checking account requires no minimum balance, features free online banking, mobile check deposit and electronic … and more »

You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking Account – NASDAQ

You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking AccountNASDAQAfter years of trend pieces about “Generation Broke,” Gen Y has risen above its festering reputation. Why? Quite simply, millennials are better with their money than you are. They save fastidiously, contribute to their 401(k)s and think things like “Am … and more »

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Mamp;T Bank to Pay $2.9M to Free-Checking Account Holders – Zacks.com

ConsumerAffairs Mamp;T Bank to Pay $2.9M to Free-Checking Account HoldersZacks.comM&T Bank Corporation (MTB – Analyst Report), the Buffalo, NY-based major regional bank will have to refund $2.9 million to customers for levying inappropriate charges on their free-checking accounts. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the …Bank penalized for misleading “free” checking offerCBS NewsM&T Bank Fined for […]

You can thank millennials for your free checking account – Las Vegas Review-Journal

You can thank millennials for your free checking accountLas Vegas Review-JournalAfter years of trend pieces about “Generation Broke,” Gen Y has risen above its festering reputation. Why? Quite simply, millennials are better with their money than you are. They save fastidiously, contribute to their 401(k)s and think things like “Am …

You can thank millennials for your free checking account – Las Vegas Review-Journal

You can thank millennials for your free checking accountLas Vegas Review-JournalAfter years of trend pieces about “Generation Broke,” Gen Y has risen above its festering reputation. Why? Quite simply, millennials are better with their money than you are. They save fastidiously, contribute to their 401(k)s and think things like “Am …