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Citi Launches Free FICO Credit Scores
Jan 21

Citi Launches Free FICO Credit Scores

Late last year, Citi announced that it would begin to provide free FICO credit scores to all Citi credit card customers in early 2015. Well, that time has arrived. This week, all Citi cardmembers can check their free credit scores through Citi.com/creditscore. The FICO credit score is a FICO 8 Bankcard score that ranges from

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Citi to Discontinue Add-on ID Theft Protection Service
Jan 20

Citi to Discontinue Add-on ID Theft Protection Service

  In a notice to Citi credit card customers, Citi said that it will discontinue the Citi IdentityMonitor service starting March 31, 2015. It is an add-on program that customers can opt to pay for ($4.95 per month) in order to receive monthly credit reports and credit scores. The program also helped monitor customer credit

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Ally Bank Raises Rates on Savings Accounts and CDs
Dec 16

Ally Bank Raises Rates on Savings Accounts and CDs

There’s good new for savers who bank with Ally. The popular online bank has increased the rates on some of its savings and certificate of deposit (CD) accounts. These are the rate changes that recently took place: Online savings account: 0.95% APY, up from 0.90% APY 12-Month CD: 1.05% APY, up from 1.00% APY 2-year

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Dec 10

Chase Checking Customers Can Get $5 to Sign Up for Paperless Statements

Chase is making a move to persuade its checking customers to ditch those bulky paper statements that come in the mail every month. From now until Feb. 28, 2015, qualifying checking customers will receive a $5 bonus for enrolling in paperless statements. Paper statements are costly because of materials and postage. The more customers sign

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Dec 08

GE Capital Bank Hikes Savings Rate Above 1%

GE Capital Bank has increased the rate on its online savings account from 0.95% APY to 1.05% APY. It is a very impressive savings rate, especially when many of the biggest online banks — like Ally and Capital One 360 — are not currently providing savings rates of more than 1.00% APY. The new savings

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Capital One 360 Black Friday Deals Include Big Bonuses on Checking, Savings
Nov 26

Capital One 360 Black Friday Deals Include Big Bonuses on Checking, Savings

  Although the old ING Direct is now Capital One 360, the online bank hasn’t dropped the tradition of offering enticing Black Friday bank deals. This year, Capital One 360 will continue to dole out bonuses when customers open new accounts. These are the bank deals that are valid from Nov. 28, 2014 12:01 AM

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Nov 17

Synchrony Bank Raises Savings Rates to 1.00% APY

Synchrony Bank, formerly known as GE Capital Retail Bank, has increased the rate of its savings account from 0.95% APY to 1.00% APY, which applies to all balances in the account. The rate jump puts Synchrony Bank’s savings account as one of the best options for those who don’t have large balances. (The account has

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Regions Bank to Test New Branch Concept
Nov 14

Regions Bank to Test New Branch Concept

Regions Bank is currently experimenting with a new branch concept that offers new technology, new floor layouts and an enhanced customer service experience. The concept features ATMs that offer video conferencing with a live teller, who can process most transactions as an in-branch teller. Instead of teller lines, customers a greeted by bankers, who deal

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American Express Redesigns Website for Easier Navigation
Nov 13

American Express Redesigns Website for Easier Navigation

American Express has given a makeover to its online experience with new designs and layouts. Firstly, you’ll notice that the new looks makes it easier to navigate on web, mobile and tablet. Secondly, after logging in, you’ll see a streamlined Account Home that puts all the important information in front of you. There’s also a

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BB&T to Acquire Susquehanna Bank In Major Bank Merger

BB&T to Acquire Susquehanna Bank In Major Bank Merger

Susquehanna Bank, based in Lititz, Pa. with $18.6 billion in assets and $13.6 billion deposits, entered an agreement to be acquired by BB&T, one of the nation’s 10 largest retail banks. For BB&T, the acquisition of Susquehanna Bank will add 245 existing Susquehanna banking locations throughout the mid-Atlantic. “We are extremely excited to welcome our

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