Unlike the consumer uproar that erupted in the final weeks of 2011 when Verizon and Bank of America announced new customer service fees, TD Bank is quietly raising fees for a variety of bank services. Verizon, which got slammed for the decision to charge customers $2 to pay your bills online or on the phone, Bank of America, which got slammed for deciding to charge $5 a month to use your debit card, both decided not to charge those fees, in response to consumer outrage. That’s not happening with TD Bank, which is charging these new fees —
- $15 for an incoming wire transfer — was FREE
- $2 a month for images of your cancelled checks to be included on your monthly statement — was FREE.
- $5 for a money order — was FREE. Still is free at the US Post Office
- $30 for a stop payment order — was $25
If you are a TD Bank customer, check your bank statements, and if you don’t like the new charges, there are other banks in town that will be happy to have your business.