Some big banks are considering restricting the size of debit card purchases. It's part of their response to proposed federal regulations.
Faced with a rule that will make debit cards much less profitable for them, banks will steer us to other types of plastic that make them more money.
Back in the good ol' days, there used to be lots of advantages to using paper checks. Now, not so much.
Direct deposit didn't go through on time? Uh-oh.
When his mortgage lender didn't respond to his letters, a homeowner got a judgment against it in court. A sheriff's sale has been scheduled for contents of the loan office.
More retailers join Wal-Mart in providing check cashing and other financial services for people without bank accounts.
Free use of debit cards is likely to join free checking as relics of 2010.
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