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Banks & Banking

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After controversy, Robinhood withdraws plan for 3% checking/savings account Money & Credit December 14, 2018
Robinhood says it is putting the brakes on the rollout of a new free checking and savings account that promised…
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This new 13-month CD pays a guaranteed 2.15% — with no fees for early withdrawal Money & Credit November 14, 2018
Marcus by Goldman Sachs is now offering a short-term certificate of deposit (CD) with no penalties if you suddenly need…
Free ways to transfer money within the U.S. and overseas
Free & cheap ways to send money within the U.S. and overseas Money & Credit November 13, 2018
Looking to send money from person to person without spending a fortune? There are more options available for free or…
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Banks are now working with DMVs to get your personal data Protect Your Identity November 13, 2018
The nation's big banks want to be in cahoots with your state's Department of Motor Vehicles. So are they looking…
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ACSI: Banks are now equal to credit unions in customer service Money & Credit November 13, 2018
The unthinkable has happened: Banks are now offering the same level of customer service that was once the hallmark of…
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Here’s the #1 mistake we’re making with the money we’re saving Money & Credit October 23, 2018
How much is the money in your bank or credit union account earning? New numbers show that on the whole,…
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look
Clark Howard: Why you need to give online banks another look Money & Credit October 17, 2018
Thinking about switching your bank? You're probably familiar with credit unions as a superior alternative to traditional big banks, but…
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Lots of banks are offering free cash: Should you bite? Banks & Banking October 15, 2018
Many banks these days are offering to throw free money at you if you'll open an account with them. But…
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Why you should never go to your bank for investment advice Money & Credit October 2, 2018
When you think of investing, do you immediately think about getting investment advice and buying investments through your local branch…
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4 ways to protect yourself in case there’s a cyberattack on your bank Money & Credit October 1, 2018
If a cyberattack hit our nation's financial system, would you be ready to deal with the fallout — including not…
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Surprise! I got outstanding customer service from one of the giant monster megabanks Money & Credit August 16, 2018
If you listen to The Clark Howard Show or follow money expert Clark Howard, you know that big banks are…
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Bank at Wells Fargo? You may be entitled to some cash… Banks & Banking June 13, 2018
If you believe that Wells Fargo opened a fraudulent account in your name, you have until July 7, 2018, to…
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4 things to know about Erica — the virtual financial assistant for Bank of America customers Money & Credit June 12, 2018
Have you met Erica yet? If you're a Bank of America customer, you may already know the new virtual financial…
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Should you get car insurance through your credit union? Insurance June 8, 2018
If you're a credit union customer, you may get a solicitation in the mail saying that you're paying too much…
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas
How to handle money when you’re traveling overseas Travel May 15, 2018
Planning to travel overseas soon? You've got some homework to do if you want to handle your money the Clark…
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What we know about the alleged SunTrust data breach Protect Your Identity April 23, 2018
Another day, another data breach... And another instance of a bank taking the weak posture of offering free identity protection…
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Wells Fargo slammed with $1 billion in fines for mortgage, auto loan abuses Scams & Rip-Offs April 20, 2018
Wells Fargo has been hit with $1 billion in fines due to a number of unsavory banking practices, like charging…
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Mega Millions, what? Credit union program enters you in jackpot drawing for each deposit you make Money & Credit March 28, 2018
The Mega Millions jackpot now sits at a record $1 billion heading into Friday night's drawing! That's no doubt going…
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with
Why the ‘official bank’ of your campus is likely the wrong bank to do business with Banks & Banking March 23, 2018
When you're at a college, have you ever noticed there seems to be one bank that has a lockdown on…
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Report: Wells Fargo facing new action over alleged auto insurance abuses Insurance March 15, 2018
In what seems to be a never-ending saga of customer abuse, here's the latest chapter for Wells Fargo... The embattled…
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Who says physical banking is dead? Bank of America to open 500+ new branches Banks & Banking February 27, 2018
Maybe those rumors about the demise of bank branches are being greatly exaggerated, after all. While some big banks are…
Customers outraged after BB&T ‘malfunction’ locks them out of their accounts
Customers outraged after BB&T ‘malfunction’ locks them out of their accounts Banks & Banking February 23, 2018
BB&T Bank was the subject of customer anger for a second straight day Friday in the midst of an "equipment…
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card!
3 things you should never pay for with a credit card! Money & Credit February 22, 2018
When it comes to using credit cards, it's important to understand both the perks and the risks. Just like with…
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018
Clark Your Life: A guide to a healthier, wealthier 2018 Money & Credit January 26, 2018
Are you ready to take control of your financial life? We're here to help! Financial change is all about discipline.…
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time
Walmart now allows workers to collect pay in real time Jobs & Employment December 14, 2017
Ever heard the phrase "more month than money" to describe times when you run out of cash before the next…
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017
5 ways Wells Fargo ripped people off in 2017 Banks & Banking December 1, 2017
Big banks. Two words that make consumer expert Clark Howard's skin crawl! And no "giant monster mega-bank" — as Clark…
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Wells Fargo offers a new way to get out of overdraft charges Banks & Banking November 15, 2017
Got direct deposit with Wells Fargo? The bank is offering a new program that will scrub overdraft charges from your…
Guess who’s paying the most in checking account fees…
Guess who’s paying the most in checking account fees… Banks & Banking November 3, 2017
U.S. consumers with household income of $30,000 and less a year pay an average of $31 a month in checking…
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Wells Fargo’s new app will eliminate overdraft fees for users Banks & Banking November 3, 2017
Considering their reputation for sneaky fees, poor customer service and paying you next to diddly-squat on your deposits, the nation's…
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind
Scam alert: Fake email from your bank could rob you blind Mobile & Electronics October 22, 2017
A new email purporting to be from Bank of America claims that your online ID is about to be terminated…
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