posted on Jan, 9 2011 @ 10:33 AM
Well, I hope a small bank gives them free in order to create competition among the debt cards and bring customers in. Banks are always creating
checking accounts with little or no fees to bring in customers and I hope this will be the same kind of situation.
If not, you could buy prepaid Visa cards from Walmart or wherever. I got some for gifts and they didn't charge but a couple of dollars to put the
money on the cards. You get charged using ATMs that aren't your bank anyway, so using prepaid Visa cards should cause a problem. And I don't see
Visa prepaid charging another $30 because that would kill the business.
If the banks do this and the people bail on their debit cards and use prepaid cards, it won't be long before those fees come WAY down or are
eliminated totally. The individual banks would lose quite a bit on the bottom line and in this economy I wouldn't think they would do that. However,
they are bast$%#*!
Of course, this is just a theory and time will tell. If they do that, I will be using prepaids or cash. $30/month is insane!