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How You Can Avoid Rising ATM Fees

Three of the nations largest banks have hiked their out-of-network ATM fees by 50 cents in the past six months. Here are some ways to avoid them.

Bank Shutdown Hammers Cyprus' Businesses

Banks across Cyprus remain locked Tuesday after financial authorities extended the country's bank closure, fearing worried depositors will rush to drain their accounts.

New ATMs Dispense $1 and $5 Bills

Hundreds of new ATMs capable of dispensing as little as $1 are popping up across the country. Chase and PNC have both been launching ATMs that churn out exact change to the dollar -- a positive development for cash-strapped customers who don't want to take out any more than they absolutely need.

5 Credit Union Myths Debunked

Between the outcry over Bank of America's new fees and the approach of the Nov. 5 "Bank Transfer Day" event, normally low-profile credit unions have been receiving a great deal of attention. However, this publicity has also exposed a number of false but commonly held beliefs about credit unions. Let's debunk a few of the most common.

Consumers Face Rising Bank Fees, Fewer Perks

Consumers' wallets are really getting the squeeze these days as banks continue to raise ATM and bounced check fees. Meanwhile, the percentage of free checking accounts is on a steady decline, according to a new Bankrate survey.

How Much Cash You'd Need in Worst-Case Scenario

Imagine that the worst does happen again: A major attack. Chaos and disorder. Banks could be closed, ATMs down. Electricity could be out. Your credit cards? Suddenly useless. So how much money -- good old folding cash -- do you need to be able to put your hands on to get through the aftermath?

How to Avoid Getting Skimmed By ATM Scammers

It looks like an ordinary cash machine, and you type in your PIN without a second thought. But there's a hidden device recording your ATM card's magnetic strip, and capturing your PIN. Big money is about to vanish from your bank account. Or maybe not: Here's how to prevent skimmers from getting their hands on your data.

ATM Plus KGB? New Russian Cash Machines Detect Lies

A new Russian ATM makes customers pay for lying: A voice-measured polygraph installed in Russia's state-run Sberbank's electronic tellers can tell if patrons are talking truth or hogwash in applying for a credit card or loan -- an anti-fraud weapon with roots in the old Soviet Union.

iPhone vs. Android: Google May Be Winning the War in China

And the winning mobile OS in Asia is ... Google's Android. This from Deutsche Bank's insightful technology analyst Jonathan Goldberg, who says that Android has already pulled away from the pack in China. And not just in smartphones and tablets: Android is finding its way into all sorts of platforms.

Gambling at Casinos With Welfare Money?

In California and Michigan, welfare recipients use their Electronic Benefit Transfer cards to withdraw the funds from ATM machines in casinos. If they proceed to roll the dice with the money, wouldn't this be state-backed gambling?

As Some Banking Fees Fall, Others Will Rise

As new laws clamp down on some credit card and account fees, banks are likely to find other ways to offset the lost income. Among the possibilities: Hefty increases in annual credit card fees or an end to free checking.