Debit Card Fees Coming

By: Nick Adam Email
By: Nick Adam Email

Regions bank will soon charge customers a monthly debit card fee.

The bank has posted new guidelines on their website for checking account holders.

If you have a basic Regions checking account, you will be charged a $4 monthly fee during any month you use your debit card to made a purchase.

These changes go into effect October 1st. Regions is one of several banks nationwide to start charging for debit card purchases.

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  • by Donna Roark Location: Meridian on Sep 22, 2011 at 09:17 PM
    I'm glad I'm not a customer there. Seems really unfair to be charged a fee for using your debit card. Some people don't carry cash at all, totally relying on their debit card. So far, Bank Plus has been awesome for us.
  • by Anonymous Location: meridian on Sep 21, 2011 at 02:25 PM
    So is Citizens National Bank, and NO fee for Debit card usage as of yet...knock on wood! They also reimburse you a fee from other places with the receipt and statement.
  • by Sick of it!! Location: Meridian on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:51 PM
    I started with them back in the 70's...but will be leaving soon.
  • by FED UP Location: Mississippi on Sep 19, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    I am so sick of banks sucking up my money in FEES!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 19, 2011 at 08:50 AM
    Here is the writing on the wall - if you are a Regions Employee in Meridian, look for a job! Your customer will be fleeing like roaches in the night.
  • by Disguested on Sep 19, 2011 at 07:04 AM
    I agree with Brooke this is a "crock of mess." I stop banking with them over an year ago because of their rising cost. They should be ashamed of themselves charging the customer to use their debit cards. I feel as if the customer is helping the bank. Debit card use descrease waiting times at the bank and expedite things in some of the stores. How dare this bank to come up with such negative fee.....
  • by John on Sep 19, 2011 at 06:41 AM
    It is time to start looking for a new bank and transfering all of our money and direct deposits after we find out if they are not going to do the same. It will be an initial PITA, but first they went to photo-copies of our checks to save them money, now they are going to charge us for their computer to process our use of our money???? __!! We keep a sizable balance in our savings account in their bank that they pay a pittance on back to us for their use of it for loans, etc - so it will be Regions loss, not ours.
  • by James on Sep 19, 2011 at 05:00 AM
    I know someone who is trying to exist on about $1000 a month retirement pension who uses Regions, that person will be glad to know that bank has figured out another way to grub money away from her meager account. All banks are money hungry and hate small depositors, punish them with high transaction fees and service charges. The federal government abets that by forcing the low income pensioners to use banks by mandating direct deposit. Time to contact our representatives in Congress?
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      by PTD on Sep 19, 2011 at 01:04 PM in reply to James
      Whos been forced to use direct deposit? My fathers on social security and still gets his paper check in the mail each month. Its for ALOT less than $1000 though.
  • by Brooke Location: Meridian on Sep 18, 2011 at 01:22 PM
    I left Regions because of this. I am a stay at home mom now and because I don't have a direct deposit anymore, there is a fee for that!!! I now use Great Southern and it's free.
  • by John Location: Meridian on Sep 18, 2011 at 12:02 PM
    I agree with Rick. If you have access to and can join a credit union, do it! All of these multi-state and nationwide banks are nickel-and-diming people broke.
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