Beat High Bank Fees

A Consumer Guide to Shopping Around

Maryland PIRG's tips to beat high bank fees- a companion guide to the 2011 report: "Big Banks, Bigger Fees."


Maryland PIRG

Over the last few months, PIRG staff and students visited 392 bank and credit union branches around the country. We collected information on bank fees. We also conducted a “secret shopper” study to determine whether banks were complying with the Truth In Savings Act, which requires them to give consumers full fee schedules on request. Download our brochure to read our tips for consumers on how to avoid bank fees.