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Latest Bank Deals: March 2014
Mar 26

Latest Bank Deals: March 2014

You search for deals when you make purchases —  so why not do the same when you’re looking for a bank account? Now is as good a time as any to open a new checking account. Many banks recently introduced amazing deals — offering a wide range of rewards and cash bonuses. Here are some

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IRS Rules Bitcoin as Property

IRS Rules Bitcoin as Property

On Tuesday, the Internal Revenue Service ruled its stance on how to treat Bitcoin and taxes. The digital currency is now to be considered property, as opposed to actual currency. The announcement has sparked a lot of controversy for Bitcoin supporters since people who use the digital currency as a form of payment must now

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Mar 25

American Express Begins Accepting Applications for the New EveryDay Credit Cards

American Express has begun accepting applications for two newly-launched credit cards — the American Express EveryDay and EveryDay Preferred cards. The former has no annual fee while the latter has a $95 annual fee. The cards cater to multi-taskers and they allow cardmembers to bonus points when they make a certain amount of purchases per

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Mar 20

Huntington Bank Eliminates Overdraft Protection Transfer Fees

Huntington Bank is no longer charging a $10 overdraft protection transfer fee for consumer and business customer accounts. “At Huntington we made the decision that we did not want to charge customers for transferring their own money from one account to another,” said Steven Steinour, president and CEO of Huntington Bank, in a press release.

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CIT Bank Raises 5-Year CD and Jumbo CD Rates

CIT Bank has increased the rates for its 5-year CD and jumbo CD to extremely competitive levels. The 5-year CD rate increased from 2.00% APY to 2.25% APY. The product has a $1,000 minimum opening deposit. The 5-year jumbo CD rate increased from 2.20% APY to 2.30% APY. The jumbo CDs have a $100,000 minimum

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Mar 18

TD Bank Launches Person-to-Person Payments Through Popmoney

TD Bank introduced a new person-to-person (P2P) payments service that customers can access through online banking. The service is offered in partnership with Popmoney, a popular personal payments provider. “From writing a check to using Bill Pay or Popmoney, we’ve given our customers choices so they can bank how they want, when they want,” said

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Mar 13

RBS Citizens Upgrades Branch, ATM and Mobile Banking

RBS Citizens, parent company of Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank, has made several major upgrades to its banking technology — allowing customers to bank easier. Paperless banking makes it so that customers can authenticate themselves at the teller with a debit card, instead of using a paper slip. Mobile banking applications can now perform

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Mar 11

Umpqua Bank Opens New Flagship Store in Seattle

Umpqua Bank, one of the biggest banks serving the Northwest, has launched a next-generation flagship store in Seattle. The location has an interactive digital wall that displays product and service information, open spaces for browsing, reading and recharging digital devices and private conference rooms. “Umpqua’s goal is to create a unique kind of bank, one

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Mar 06

Isis Holds Taxicab Promotion for American Express Customers

Through June 1, 2014, American Express card customers who pay for a ride in an NYC Yellow Medallion Taxicab through the Isis Mobile Wallet will get back 50 percent in the form of statement credits. The promotion is available for personal, OPEN Small Business and Serve card customers. Each eligible card can receive up to

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Beauty Retailer Looks Into Possible Card Data Breach

Beauty Retailer Looks Into Possible Card Data Breach

Beauty supply retailer Sally Beauty is currently investigating a possible security breach that compromised customer debit and credit card information, according to Businessweek. Security blogger Brian Krebs, who first reported the major breach at Target stores, discovered information from 282,000 stolen cards for sale in underground online marketplaces, and they’ve been linked to Sally Beauty.

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