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9/25/2012
Posted by Consumer Watchdog
Banking fees are reaching all-time highs despite legislative efforts to keep charges at a minimum, according to a study from Bankrate.com. Fees are infiltrating areas of personal banking, like the checking account and ATM, that watchdog groups say many people are unaware of. "I think most Americans don't realize that they get hit twice...
Blog Post
7/20/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Robin Hood stole from the rich and gave to the poor. But since speculation by the big banks stole trillions in wealth from average Americans and devastated the world economy, I'd call a small tax on financial transactions more like taking our own money back. That’s why I’ll be marching with tens of thousands of people in DC...
News Story
1/15/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The country's biggest banks are overwhelmingly supporting Mitt Romney's bid for the Republican presidential nomination, an analysis of federal campaign contributions shows. Employees at the five largest U.S. banks by assets, including Bank of America Corp. and Wells Fargo & Co., had given Romney about $600,...
News Story
1/8/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter are transforming the speed and power of consumer revolts. What once took many months - and a vast network of determined consumers willing to write and badger companies - can now go viral and deliver near-instant results. Just ask Verizon. Within a day of announcing that it would start...
Blog Post
11/17/2011
Posted by Doug Heller
Does your bank charge you extra on your monthly car or mortgage loan payments for insurance that the bank bought? Do you even know if it’s happening? Most people insure their homes and cars, but banks sometimes buy an additional policy without asking the owner, adding the costs to the monthly car or home loan payment. Sometimes the...
News Story
11/14/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Retailers are rolling out layaway plans in preparation for another holiday season adrift in a serious recession, but Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court tells KGO's Scott Lettieri that "Depending on the price and the policy, you could be playing a lot more than if you'd put the purchase on a credit card." Click here to...
News Story
10/4/2011
Posted by Mark Reback
Jackie Durra and her husband, Pedro Balladares, have been riding out the economic downturn as best they can. For a while they were both out of work, making it a challenge to pay the bills and feed their two kids. She eventually found a job, and then he did as well. But over the course of what turned out to be a very difficult year, the couple...