Interest Checking Archives

Q: I’ve recently lost my job and I’m applying for unemployment insurance with my state. One thing I’d like is to receive my check via direct deposit. Is that possible? — M. Flaherty, Lansing, Mich. Read more»
Bank investors are so desperate for a decent return on their money that more and more of them are turning to rewards checking accounts. True, you can get interest rates of up to 4% on rewards accounts, but there are some hurdles you have to clear to cash in. Read more»
New Poll Shows Overdraft Uproar
By: Brian O'Connell
Consumers are ticked off at banks, and you can hardly blame them. After all, taxpayers poured hundreds of billions of dollars into bank bailouts, only to go home to overdraft charges in their bank account. But that animosity is growing worse, as a new poll indicates. And Congress — that bastion of gridlock these days — may be the only way back to sanity for enraged bank customers. Read more»
A Philadelphia bank has developed a unique way to send money from one banking account to any savings or checking account in the U.S. It’s called Person-to-Person Funds Transfer, and it’s definitely worth a look. Read more»
The venerable paper-based check is on the way out in merry Olde England, after 300-years as the king of the banking hill. Here is how the U.K. is phasing checks out – and the chances of the U.S. going the same route. Read more»
2010: A Rewards Checking Odyssey
By: Brian O'Connell
Will 2010 be the year of the rewards checking account? The crystal ball says yes, especially as the gap between banks savings rate and rewards checking rates widens. details the biggest reasons why 2010 could be the year of the rewards checking account. Read more»
Deals of the Week: Nov. 18
By: Brian O'Connell
There’s a sense of growing discontent among the U.S. public, with many wondering if current economic trends (especially regarding jobs) have become current economic culture. In other words, are things going to stay this bad for a long time? Read more»
By Christopher S. Rugaber, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Banks will have to secure their customers' consent before charging large overdraft fees on ATM and debit card transactions, according to a new rule announced Thursday by the Federal Reserve. Read more»
Consumers and members of Congress are up in arms about overdraft fees on debit cards, which were supposed to be the alternative to high-cost credit cards. The classic example is the $3 cup of coffee, with a charge of a dollar or two triggering a mammoth penalty. Consumers can be hit with charge after charge without realizing it until the monthly statement arrives. Read more»
Fed Keeps Rates Near Zero
By: Lauren Tara LaCapra
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The Federal Reserve made the widely anticipated declaration on Wednesday that it will continue its cheap-money policy that has helped spur an economic recovery, while weighing on the dollar. Read more»
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