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The market at work my friends.

CNNMoney (NEW YORK) -- Bank of America said Tuesday it's axing its plan to charge a $5 fee for customers who use their debit cards to make purchases.

In September, the bank announced that it would begin charging most customers the monthly fee early next year.

But after widespread customer revolt and announcements by several of its rivals that they won't charge similar debit-card fees, Bank of America (BAC, Fortune 500) backpedaled on its plan. Customers who use their debit cards will no longer incur the fee starting in January.

"We have listened to our customers very closely over the last few weeks and recognize their concern with our proposed debit usage fee," said David Darnell, Bank of America's co-chief operating officer. "Our customers' voices are most important to us. As a result, we are not currently charging the fee and will not be moving forward with any additional plans to do so."
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Before making the announcement, the bank was considering ways to soften the fee, by offering customers new ways of avoiding it -- like making direct deposits or maintaining minimum balances.

But Bank of America still stuck out as other banks fell off the bandwagon. Late last week, Chase (JPM, Fortune 500) and Wells Fargo (WFC, Fortune 500) both called off pilot programs that would impose debit card fees in certain states.

On Monday, SunTrust (STI, Fortune 500), a large regional bank based in Atlanta, announced that it will no longer charge $5 a month for debit card purchases starting Wednesday. Shortly afterward, Alabama-headquartered Regions Bank (RF, Fortune 500) said it will nix its $4 monthly fee on Tuesday.
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RE: The market at work my friends.

Not good enough.
Bank of America still has the monthly fee and other shitty charges.
They are still a shitty bank.

And I agree that they are as powerful as the people let them be until they evolve into something more than a corporation.

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RE: The market at work my friends.

(11-02-2011 05:06 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Not good enough.
Bank of America still has the monthly fee and other shitty charges.
They are still a shitty bank.

And I agree that they are as powerful as the people let them be until they evolve into something more than a corporation.

Fucking this right here on all counts.

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RE: The market at work my friends.

I too still think they are shitty, but the point was that customers control the companies.

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Which is true, until it becomes a government backed monopoly.
Also, consumers need to stop being such pussies.

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Quote:Which is true, until it becomes a government backed monopoly.

That is why I support no government bigger than a minarchist government. With the bail outs the government really fucked the market just as it was about to self-correct.

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RE: The market at work my friends.

(11-02-2011 05:06 AM)HeartofShadows Wrote:  Not good enough.
Bank of America still has the monthly fee and other shitty charges.
They are still a shitty bank.

And I agree that they are as powerful as the people let them be until they evolve into something more than a corporation.

What monthly fee? I've been using bank of America for years and I've never been hit with a monthly fee. But I also don't use checks.
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(11-02-2011 09:20 AM)Ayliana Wrote:  What monthly fee? I've been using bank of America for years and I've never been hit with a monthly fee. But I also don't use checks.

Quote:one of the bank's basic accounts charges a $12 monthly fee unless customers meet certain conditions, such as maintaining a minimum average balance of $1,500.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries...50608896/1

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