The way big banks penalize customers for overdrawing their accounts is in a state of flux and can be confusing. Here's what you need to know.
More colleges are partnering with banks to provide debit and prepaid cards -- some with hefty fees -- to students. A new report says students are paying too much while the colleges and financial firms make money.
Debit card fraud is growing -- and it's partly because we keep picking numbers that are simple to remember (and to figure out). Here's what to avoid.
Will proposed regulations on prepaid debit cards help consumers -- or just prompt banks to increase other fees?
Under some circumstances, it's preferable to using a regular bank account.
A new MasterCard study shows that shoppers spend more when they use 'contactless' -- or swipe-free -- credit cards.
As banking fees rise, more Americans are turning to prepaid cards -- but how do you decide if it's right for you?
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