Almost all costs and fees are up at the brick and mortar banks included in Bankrate’s 2007 Checking Account Pricing Study. Average fees reached new peaks across the board.
- Bounced check: $28.23 (+3%)
- ATM surcharge:$1.78 (+$.14)
- Monthly checking service: $11.72 (+$.98)
- Min required to avoid fees: $3,316.60 (+ 25%)
More than ever, high-yield online savings accounts like HSBC Direct, and ING Direct are the place to park your dough.