How to Avoid Money Sucking Bank Fees

How to Avoid Money Sucking Bank Fees
  • Opening Intro -

    If you’re thinking that this article is designed to bash banks, then you’re wrong.

    Any business has a right to make a profit and charge whatever fees are necessary to keep the enterprise afloat.

-------------------------------------

Still, you don’t have to be the one to prop up said institutions, avoiding paying most, if not all fees if you’re careful and a bit bold.

Bankers set their own policies as to what fees will be charged and under what conditions. Just because you are charged a fee doesn’t mean it has to stick either. You can challenge most any charge, but much of that depends on how you approach the problem and the person you need to talk to.

Let’s take a look at some common fees and how you can afford these:

Credit card annual fees — Paying an annual fee for the privilege of using a credit card seems just wrong, doesn’t it? From the last 1980s to the recent market meltdown, annual fees were routinely waived, but as credit has tightened, these fees have returned. You can usually avoid paying a fee if you have at least one other account at the same bank. Ask your branch manager how to avoid this fee and, if already charged, ask to have it reversed.

Overdraft fees — Good luck with getting overdraft fees reversed! Better to have your checking account linked to your credit card and have a cash advance drawn then to incur $35 fees per each overdraft incidence. Linked accounts do incur a fee, usually $5, but you avoid the money sucking fees.

ATM fees — Use your automatic teller machine card at an ATM that is not part of your network and you could wrack up some fees. Check your card — on the cover or back you’ll notice a network or two or three where your card can be used. Most always, you’ll not be charged a fee even if you’re at another bank’s ATM. However, you could incur two fees, one from the guest bank and one from your bank for using your card elsewhere.

Online access — You should not be charged a fee for online access to your account. Certainly, setting up and maintaining an account online costs your bank money, but using its services online is cheaper for the bank then for you to walk through its doors and do business with a teller. The same goes for online check paying services — this should be free too.

What if you are hit up with a fee, even if it is deserved? The best approach is to make a visit to your local branch, meet with the branch manager or her assistant and politely ask for a one time reversal of the charge. Overdraft fees may be difficult to reverse, but a monthly usage fee can be reversed if you politely ask.

See AlsoSayLending: Smart Money Tips

Bestseller No. 1
Homasy Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Cordless, Powerful Cyclonic Suction Vacuum Cleaner, 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech, Wet Dry Lightweight Hand Vac
929 Reviews
Homasy Portable Handheld Vacuum Cleaner Cordless, Powerful Cyclonic Suction Vacuum Cleaner, 14.8V Lithium with Quick Charge Tech, Wet Dry Lightweight Hand Vac
  • 【Package Contents】: 1x Homasy Vacuum Cleaner, Charging Base and User Manua, 2 Washable Filter, 3 Nozzle Tool
  • 【Strong Suction, Deep Cleaning】Homasy portable vacuum utilizes a 100W ultra-high power motor with suction up to 6Kpa. In addition to sucking out...
  • 【Super Long Cleaning Time】Adopted 4x2200mAh high capacity lithium-ion batteries with working time up to 30 minutes, Homasy now possesses the...
SaleBestseller No. 2
BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Cordless Vacuum, 16V (CHV1410L)
16,439 Reviews
BLACK+DECKER Dustbuster Cordless Vacuum, 16V (CHV1410L)
  • Lithium Ion for long battery life and outstanding performance. Always ready - holds a charge for up to 18 months
  • Long life, Lightweight, and no memory effect.Suction Power-15.2 AW; Dustbowl Capacity: 20.6 oz.
  • Smart Charge Technology uses up to 50% less energy,air Watts: 15.2 Watts, Voltage: 16V MAX
SaleBestseller No. 3
Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Hand Vacuum for Carpet with TruePet Mini Motorized Brush and 15-foot Power Cord (HV292), Maroon
830 Reviews
Shark Rocket Corded Ultra-Light Hand Vacuum for Carpet with TruePet Mini Motorized Brush and 15-foot Power Cord (HV292), Maroon
  • Portable and ultra-lightweight Less than 4 pounds in total
  • TruePet Motorized Brush for handheld deep cleaning
  • Easy-to-empty dust cup No bag needed and empties with the touch of a button

Last update on 2019-06-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

end of post idea

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Helpful article? Leave us a quick comment below.
And please give this article a rating and/or share it within your social networks.

Categories: Consumer Tips