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Banks' Check Fees Reach Record High

According to Bankrate.com, fees for accounts are at their highest levels. How does your bank compare?

 

The cost of banking is going up — and lending institutions are finding ways to tack new fees onto checking and other accounts.

Bankrate.com reported recently that charges for use of bank accounts have reached an all-time high this year.

Whether it's higher costs for using ATMs at other banks, monthly "maintenance fees" averaging more than $5, or overdraft charges of $30 or more, bank customers are paying more to get access to their money.

The survey by Bankrate.com found that 72 percent of customers said they'd change banks if their fees went up — would it cause you to switch?

Does more of your money every month go toward banking fees?

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