Know Your Bank's New Checking Fees To Avoid Getting Slammed

Know Your Bank's New Checking Fees To Avoid Getting Slammed

The first reaction to your bank instituting new fees on your “free checking” account in 2011 might be sheer, overwhelming panic, or maybe rage, indignation, or some combination thereof. But don’t be afraid, fee-haters, there are ways around extra charges to your account. [More]

HSBC Redefines "Opt-in," Won't Accept "No" For An Answer

HSBC Redefines "Opt-in," Won't Accept "No" For An Answer

Daniel came across this page while logging in to his credit card account. “I can sign up, sign up, say yes or be reminded later. I couldn’t find anywhere on this page that would let me say ‘No, I don’t want this’,” he writes. “It seems kind of, well, wrong to not give a customer the option to NOT opt in.” [More]

Best Buy Forgives $500 In Interest Just Because I Asked

Best Buy Forgives $500 In Interest Just Because I Asked

Mike forgot to pay off the balance of a purchase he made on a Best Buy/HSBC credit card by the no-interest deadline and faced more than $500 in charges. On a whim, he followed our advice for launching an Executive Email Carpet Bomb and Jedi mind-tricked Best Buy into forgetting about the interest. [More]

HSBC Closes Bank Account Over 14 Cent Overdraft

HSBC Closes Bank Account Over 14 Cent Overdraft

“Don’t overdraw your bank account” is pretty sound advice. However, reader Phil advises that if you do happen to overdraw your HSBC account–even by a few cents–the bank will mercilessly close your bank account with no warning. That’s what happened to him. [More]

Man Offers To Set Car On Fire To Save Home From HSBC Foreclosure

Man Offers To Set Car On Fire To Save Home From HSBC Foreclosure

John admits on his blog that he’s responsible for falling six months behind on his mortgage. But once he got over his divorce and losing his adopted son and started trying to make things right, he ended up in loan modification limbo at HSBC. The bank never moved forward on any modification, and now he has to pay $21,638.02 today if he wants to keep his house. Logically, he’s offering to burn his car and post the video online in return for donations. [More]

HSBC Helping Out Mail Thieves By Sending Out Pre-Activated Debit Cards

HSBC Helping Out Mail Thieves By Sending Out Pre-Activated Debit Cards

Legitimate businessmen aren’t the only ones who need stimulus packages to get their games rolling again. Dudes who dig through peoples’ mail and steal debit cards can also use a little loving. HSBC understands this fact and is helping out by sending out pre-activated debit cards, Knowzy reports. [More]