CreditCardsCo Blog Topic - ' Banking'

The AMEX CEO BootCamp for Women

American Express OPEN, the small business division of American Express, just announced OPEN for Women: CEO BootCamp.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking

Customer of ‘Big Banks’? You Pay More Banking Fees

Just like Mom tried to teach a lesson in money management, we now are learning that the big banks are charging their customers more banking fees for the privilege of the brand.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking

Worst Banks for Transparency

Pew Charitable Trust, known for its brutally factual reports, has just released its latest effort on the worst banks for transparency and what it discovers might be troubling to some.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Financial News

Should You Be Worried About Troubled Banks?

It’s difficult to put your faith – or keep your faith – in your bank when it seems like every other day presents another scandal. And let’s face it – 2013 is definitely shaping up to be the year of the scandals.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking

$32 Billion Overdraft Fees Paid to Banks in 2012

If there’s ever been a reason for consumers to consider prepaid debit cards, the $32 billion in overdraft fees that were paid to the nation’s biggest banks last year is the perfect justification. Is it time for you to bail on your big bank?

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, Prepaid

What Does Legal Battle Over Swipe Fees Mean for Consumers?

Eight years and millions spent over credit card swipe fees – and it amounts to very little change for American credit card users.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Reform

The Dark and Unexpected Pre-Account Opening Fees

It took several years, but First Premier is free to charge its consumers high pre account fees before sending out that credit card.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Banking, Credit Card Reform

Does Any of the $917M in Unclaimed Funds Belong to You?

Before the weekend is over, you might discover a financial windfall. Check your state treasurer’s website. Many use their funds for paying off credit cards, savings or weekend getaways.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Banking, Financial News

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters Strike Again

al-Qassam Cyber Fighters promised they would begin their denial of service attacks again this spring. True to their word, they’ve already hit one big bank this week.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Banking, ID Protection

Bank of America: Winning or Losing?

It seems like one step forward and two steps back for Bank of America as it tries to avoid negative public relations.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking, Credit Card News

Fifth Third Bank Making Incredible Strides for Unemployment

Fifth Third is setting the example for helping its unemployed bank customers with mortgages. Here’s how it’s accomplishing that.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Banking, Special Offers

Fed Regs on How Banks Use Social Media

Those tweets you see from your credit card company could be changing if new federal regulations go into play.

Author: CreditCardsCo | Categories: Banking

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