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New York Times: How Checking Account Fees and Terms Vary by State

No one likes to pay bank fees. And they are even more annoying when it is clear that the amount and variety of fees can vary depending not only on where you bank, but also on the state where you live.

The Pew Safe Checking in the Electronic Age project, part of the Pew Charitable Trusts, recently analyzed the fees and terms offered to consumers in the 50 states, using the country’s 12 biggest banks by deposits. (The 12 are Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, U.S. Bank, PNC Bank, TD Bank, SunTrust, BB&T, HSBC Bank USA, Regions Bank and Capital One. Together, these banks held nearly half of the country’s deposits as of October 2011.)

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