Bank of the West Ends Free Checking
Bank of the West Ends Free Checking
Posted 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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 7 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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The Clash of Free Checking

The fear in shifting away from free checking, of course, is that customers will walk out the door.  What reasonable consumer would want to suddenly pay for something that they’ve become accustomed to getting for free?  This fear is not completely unfounded, as consumers repeatedly tell us that they really, really like their free checking […]

Free Checking – It’s Alive

August 15 has passed and the Reg E Amendment has impacted bank revenues less than expected. Yet, the media drumbeat of “free checking is dead” continues. Of late, publications like the Philadelphia Inquirer have stated, “No-strings free checking is now very hard to find.” In addition, the Miami Herald said, “The free account is a dinosaur.” TheNew […]