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Get me to the bank on time

May 18, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

I received a notice recently about refinancing my mortgage. I get these all the time, but this one was a little different. It suggested that if I could come up with some $80,000 to lower my loan amount, I could get the rest down to a 2 percent interest rate for 30 years, well below market rates, and save a boatload. Continue Reading

Part-time nanny helps end Bank of America fee

November 3, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

When Bank of America announced that it would begin charging debit card users a $5 monthly fee, Katchpole got mad and started an online petition. More than 300,000 people signed it. Continue Reading

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Bank of America Backs Down on $5 Debit Card Fee

November 1, 2011 in WDAZ

NEW YORK (AP) Bank of America Corp. is scrapping its plan to charge a $5 monthly fee for debit card purchases after outraged customers threatened an exodus.
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Bank of America decides against $5 debit card fee after customer complaints

November 1, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The news comes after other major banks, including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Wells Fargo & Co., said last week that they were canceling tests of similar debit card fees. Continue Reading

Bank of America stops handling WikiLeaks payments

December 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

The Charlotte-based bank released a statement saying it will no longer process any transactions that it believes are intended for the site, which has released thousands of secret U.S. diplomatic cables. Continue Reading

Despite foreclosure halt, mortgage crisis is not over

October 12, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

Bank of America halted foreclosures across the country to address paperwork problems, but three other banks did so only in 23 states. Other banks holding millions of mortgages have not suspended any foreclosures. In the other 27 states, judges don’t have to review foreclosures. A homeowner must sue the bank for that to happen. Paperwork mistakes and fraud are even harder to discover, legal experts say.
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