One of the good things about getting older is that you find a myriad of deals and discounts aimed toward seniors and often people several years younger than the typical retirement age. Even your bank might have something for you.Some banks offer special “senior checking” accounts that can come with attractive perks. But these accounts also can have drawbacks that should make you think twice. Here’s how to decide if a senior checking account is worth it for you.What is a senior checking account?Checking accounts for seniors are similar to regular checking accounts, though typically it’s easier to avoid annoying fees. You might qualify for senior checking as early as age 50 or 55. The accounts can offer a multitude of benefits, including:Waived account maintenance feesInterest on your depositsNo overdraft feesFree checksDiscounted or free safe deposit boxesFree personalized financial adviceDiscounts on movie ticketsThese perks might be very appealing to you, … [Read more...] about Should you get a senior checking account?
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By Rachel Louise Ensign WSJ Allison Prang WSJ Thu., Feb. 7, 2019 BB&T Corp. struck a deal to buy SunTrust Banks Inc. for $28.2 billion, combining two regional lending powerhouses to create the sixth-largest U.S. retail bank and end a decadelong drought in big bank mergers. The all-stock deal is the largest U.S. bank merger since the financial crisis ushered in a stricter regulatory regime that kept banks on the sidelines of recent deal-making booms. Bank rules have loosened considerably following President Trump’s 2016 election, leading some to predict a flood of consolidations among smaller banks. The merger of BB&T and SunTrust could be the deal that opens the spigot. Regional lenders are struggling to compete with big national banks such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America Corp., which are attracting a greater share of new checking accounts from customers that are drawn to their digital offerings. Deposit growth at many small … [Read more...] about BB&T to Buy SunTrust in U.S.’s Biggest Postcrisis Bank Deal
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By Christopher Elliott, King Features Syndicate, Inc. | PUBLISHED: February 3, 2019 at 7:30 am | UPDATED: February 3, 2019 at 7:31 am Q: I recently used Venmo to send $300 from my bank account to my daughter’s, which it did. A few days later the company said Citibank couldn’t “verify” my account, so I would have to verify it again, which I promptly did. A week later Venmo froze my account and said I had to send it a copy of my driver’s license. I told it I was not comfortable doing this and I want to just pay it the $300 and close the Venmo account. I have been back and forth with numerous customer service reps, and they are telling me the only way I can pay them is to send them a copy of my ID. They refuse to give me contact info for a vice president in charge of customer service. We are at a standstill. I want to pay them the $300 sent to my daughter! I have had the same bank account for almost 40 years, and I have excellent credit, which I want to … [Read more...] about Problem Solved: Venmo froze my account and demanded my driver’s license
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