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Debit card fees a rising issue as banks implement new charges for cashless exchanges
NY Daily News ^ | September 21, 2011 | Jean Chatzky

Posted on 09/21/2011 2:30:47 PM PDT by lowbridge

But perhaps the biggest wallet-buster I've been noticing lately is bank fees. From Wells Fargo to SunTrust, banks are imposing new or increased charges in the face of new regulations that take effect Oct. 1.

The new legislation, called the Durbin Amendment, roughly cut the amount banks can charge retailers who swipe your debit card - known as an interchange fee - in half.

That's great for retailers, who were paying an average of 44 cents per transaction, but bad for banks. In some ways, at least, it's bad for customers, too. Here's a look at what you can expect in response to this change:

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debitcards; durbin; suntrust; wellsfargo; wellsfargofees
Related threads:

Fed Set to Cap Debit Card Fees for Merchants

Debit cards poised to get much more expensive

1 posted on 09/21/2011 2:30:53 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Those damnable ATM machines are the cause of our lost jobs! Crap!


2 posted on 09/21/2011 2:36:33 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: lowbridge

This is going to incense a lot of Americans — “We bailed you guys out to get treated like this?!?”


3 posted on 09/21/2011 2:39:30 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: lowbridge

bflr


4 posted on 09/21/2011 2:42:14 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (PDS=someone that doesn’t dream dates up of a Palin announcement;nor play Palin’s campaign manager)
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To: lowbridge

No problem.

I’ll just use cash.

I may have to pay a higher one-time fee, but if the banks would prefer the costs of having to transport, store, and use cash, it’s fine by me.


5 posted on 09/21/2011 2:42:26 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Banks punished customers for using checks to force the use of debit cards. Now banks want to make a killing on each debit transaction.

Let’s go back to paper and hire some tellers! Human tellers used to treat customers like royalty.


6 posted on 09/21/2011 2:45:27 PM PDT by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: Jonty30

And the old fashioned bank check has hardly gone away. The writer of the check pays a minimal amount to purchase the checkbook, and usually banks honor checks from checkbooks printed by third parties. The business or entity accepting the check pays nothing for depositing the check (though of course it undertakes the risk that the check may fail to clear).


7 posted on 09/21/2011 2:48:53 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: donna

A debit card customer often has the option of having it treated like a charge card. It’s invisible to the customer, but means a larger ding to the business.


8 posted on 09/21/2011 2:50:49 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: lowbridge

If our bank jumps on this, I’ll take it that they no longer want my cash in their bank.

I am from the days of “no plastic”, all we used was cash.

I am just fine with returning to cash.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 2:51:15 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: lowbridge

Truly - checking accounts are a loser for the banks except for attracting savings, CD deposits, mortgages & the checking account monies they can loan out as ‘overnights’.

Consider that the cost of servicing ATMs, printing/processing cards & checks, account tracking and personnel for ‘free checking’ has to be offset by other fees or savings or CD accounts.

Not a fan - but a realist.


10 posted on 09/21/2011 2:57:41 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair: Man's surrender. Laughter: God's redemption.)
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To: lowbridge

Ho hum..... Don’t use debit cards OR ATM cards.... couldn’t care less except I’m actually reading this thread! lol...


11 posted on 09/21/2011 3:01:33 PM PDT by copaliscrossing (Progressives are Socialists)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
“We bailed you guys out to get treated like this?!?”

We didn't bail out all the banks -- just the biggest and most visible. The ridiculous Dodd-Frank bill does affect all the banks. They could always have been expected to make up for the lost revenue somewhere.

Just another piece of legislation to add to the repeal pile.

12 posted on 09/21/2011 4:42:08 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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To: lowbridge

It is harder and harder to use cash, and in some cases it is illegal (just try to buy a new car with cash).

Banks are looking for more money to replace the income lost to bad loans, and debit cards are an easy fix.


13 posted on 09/21/2011 6:05:10 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: lowbridge
The day I was notified by suntrust that i would be charged 5 dollars every month i used my check card was the day I closed my account.
14 posted on 09/21/2011 11:41:08 PM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: BfloGuy

Bingo,

Typical cause and effect with the government taxes/regulations and a business working around it to keep their bottom lines the same.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 11:44:22 PM PDT by tfecw (It's for the children)
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To: tfecw

We’ll be closing our Wells Fargo account this week and going strictly with USAA. Not that I can’t afford $3 a month; it’s the principle of the thing.

That’s my money, why should I pay to use it?


16 posted on 09/29/2011 10:13:42 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (When life gives you lemons, throw them back and demand chocolate.)
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To: redgolum

It is harder and harder to use cash, and in some cases it is illegal (just try to buy a new car with cash).

It may be hard but, as far as I know, it’s not illegal.


17 posted on 10/02/2011 5:26:56 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: lowbridge

Citibank hits checking accounts with fee
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2786481/posts


18 posted on 10/02/2011 5:33:52 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Jonty30

It’s fine by me also.

About a year ago I went into my bank (a small rural bank) and withdrew a sizable amount in $100 bills. I cleaned them out of hundred dollar bills. The money was in a checking account which paid no interest. I will do that again if they start charging a fee so I can use my own money, and I’ll tell them why. They don’t own it. I do.


19 posted on 10/02/2011 5:51:16 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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