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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You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking Account – NASDAQ

You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking Account
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After 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

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


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Mamp;T Bank to Pay $2.9M to Free-Checking Account Holders
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M&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 News
M&T Bank Fined for Touting Free Checking That Wasn’t Really FreeBloomberg
M&T to refund $2.9 million for misleading ‘free checking’ adsBuffalo News
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You can thank millennials for your free checking account – Las Vegas Review-Journal

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

Bank penalized for misleading “free” checking offer – CBS News


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Bank penalized for misleading “free” checking offer
CBS News
M&T Bank has been fined $200,000 and must refund $2.9 million for deceiving consumers with advertisements promoting free checking accounts that led them to be charged fees, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Thursday. With “no strings …
M&T to refund $2.9 million for misleading ‘free checking’ adsBuffalo News
M&T Bank Fined for Touting Free Checking That Wasn’t Really FreeBloomberg
M&T Bank slapped for ads that deceptively promoted free checkingConsumerAffairs

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M&T to refund $2 million for misleading ‘free checking’ ads – Buffalo News

M&T to refund $2 million for misleading ‘free checking’ ads
Buffalo News
M&T Bank will provide about $2.9 million in refunds to about 59,000 consumers and pay a $200,000 penalty under an agreement with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, over what the agency called deceptive advertising of the bank’s free checking …

M&T Bank slapped for ads that deceptively promoted free checking – ConsumerAffairs


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M&T Bank slapped for ads that deceptively promoted free checking
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ConsumerAffairs’ founder and editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide. He also served as Senior Vice President of United Press International and was the founder and editor of …

You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking Account – Go Banking Rates

You Can Thank Millennials for Your Free Checking Account
Go Banking Rates
After 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

Dallas Residents Can Save Big with RBFCU’s Really Free Checking Account – Go Banking Rates


Go Banking Rates
Dallas Residents Can Save Big with RBFCU’s Really Free Checking Account
Go Banking Rates
Living in a major city comes with plenty of perks, but it also usually means that living costs will be much higher than in other areas of the state. Dallas is no exception, so avoiding hidden costs by securing a free checking account could help

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