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The Best Bank Services to Look for In Your Search for a New Financial Home
Nov 21

The Best Bank Services to Look for In Your Search for a New Financial Home

If you’ve been shopping around for a new financial institution to do business with — consider some of the best bank services we’ve found in our recent experience. Since, like us, you may like to spread your banking across online banks and credit unions as well as traditional banks, we’ve included a sampling of their products,

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Chase Data Breach: What Was Compromised and How to Protect Yourself
Oct 03

Chase Data Breach: What Was Compromised and How to Protect Yourself

JPMorgan Chase, one of the biggest banks in America, confirmed a massive cyber attack which affected 76 million households and seven small businesses on Thursday, October 2, 2014. Although there have been numerous data breaches at major retailers in the recent past — including the one last month at Home Depot (56 million credit card numbers

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Banks Waive Debit Card Replacement Fees Following Data Breach
Sep 16

Banks Waive Debit Card Replacement Fees Following Data Breach

Updated on 9/19/2014: On September 18, 2014, Home Depot has confirmed that the malware used in the recent data breach has been eliminated from all of their U.S. and Canadian stores. No evidence was found that there was a compromise on the debit PIN numbers or checks. Home Depot also have completed a major payment security project which

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Why Switch Banks Now?
Aug 14

Why Switch Banks Now?

Banks offer a pretty wide swath of services, and it can often seem to make sense to do your banking exclusively with just one company. The virtues of simplicity, correct? But that’s not always the case. Even if you do your primary checking at one institution, the benefits of looking elsewhere for savings accounts, CDs,

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Why Big Banks Should Rely on Their Own Money to Prevent Another Crisis
Aug 13

Why Big Banks Should Rely on Their Own Money to Prevent Another Crisis

The American banking industry may be on the brink of its biggest changes since the 2008 financial crisis. But among the different players involved — industry, government, public — there’s a disconnect as to what’s going on, what’s at stake, and what needs to be done. The ongoing battle over the Volcker rule The banking

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Traditional or Online Banking: Picking the Right One for You
Aug 12

Traditional or Online Banking: Picking the Right One for You

Long gone are the days when there was but a single bank in town where everyone went to store their valuables. When it comes to banking, the modern man or woman has a slew of options to choose from, besides just plunking down their cash at the nearest branch. And many people are choosing to

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Why Citigroup’s $7 Billion Penalty Will Put Cash In Your Pocket
Jul 16

Why Citigroup’s $7 Billion Penalty Will Put Cash In Your Pocket

For those who find themselves constantly worrying about mortgage-backed securities, this week is bringing along some hopeful news. On Monday, word got out that Citigroup has agreed to pay a settlement to the tune of $7 billion. This marks an important turning point, being the biggest monetary agreement in history. Attorney General Eric H. Holder

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Perks That Make You Realize Premium Checking Isn’t Just for the Filthy Rich
Jul 05

Perks That Make You Realize Premium Checking Isn’t Just for the Filthy Rich

Premium checking accounts offer various perks that can make your financial life much more rewarding. Depending on where you decide to bank, premium checking accounts come with different fees and rewards. Consider a premium checking account in the same way you would a new credit card. You have to do your homework to figure out

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Bank of America’s Preferred Rewards Program Unveiled
Jun 28

Bank of America’s Preferred Rewards Program Unveiled

Bank of America recently unveiled a new Preferred Rewards program that will begin to roll out across the nation in the coming months. This program aims at rewarding long-term Bank of America customers, as well as Merrill Edge customers for using the service for their investment needs. The aim of this program is to build

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How This School Program Will Restore Your Faith In Financial Education
Jun 08

How This School Program Will Restore Your Faith In Financial Education

The U.S. Department of Treasury, in conjunction with the Comptroller of the Currency Administrator of National Banks, leads an initiative to help bring banks to schools. This program is known as the School-Based Bank Savings Program, and aims to bring financial education to students by setting up programs at schools. School administrators and bankers can

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