Thanks to the sluggish economy, Occupy Everywhere demonstrations, that new Brad Pitt movie and our own shrinking financial waistline, we’ve been unable to avoid money talk lately. The hullabaloo only increased when Bank of America announced the fee heard ’round the world at the end of last month. (Full disclosure, this Backpager stashes his cash in a different drawer. But BofA-ers, we feel for you.)
It seems these days, no matter where you turn, someone’s asking you to pay for the privilege of spending, or even just having, your money. Hell, sometimes they charge you for not having enough. Luckily, with the help our friends at Nashville Post, we’ve got a list of the top-15 Nashville-area banks, based on deposits. Below is a breakdown of those banks’ most basic checking account options, with any fees, or attached-strings, noted.
If we were adding fine print, we’d say that when we surveyed the banks, there was a lot of fine print. We’d never accuse a bank of trying to hide its fees, but let’s just say they’re not always easy to find. Consult a banker for any loopholes before opening an account. When we put questions about fees to local bankers, most chuckled. It seems they’re getting these questions a lot lately.
Nashville banks and their fees can be found here.