Bank Fees Schedules Are Hard To Find

It can be hard to figure out all the various fees, typically referred to as a “fee schedule”, that a bank can charge.

The consumer advocate group US PIRG used to conduct an annual survey of bank fees, but stopped in 2001.

“It got to be too labor intensive,” said US PIRG program director Ed Mierzwinski. “We had to send people to the individual bank branches” to collect information.

We tried searching around some banks for their fee schedules and couldn’t find any for the consumer accounts, just brokerages. A sad state of affairs. — BEN POPKEN

2001 PIRG Bank Fee Survey
1999 PIRG Bank Fee Survey