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7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Onyemadonald(m): 7:42am On Jan 09, 2019
With many people struggling to pay debts, the need to watch their bank accounts closely for unnecessary charges arise. Even some bank charges could push a person deeper into debt, making it difficult or almost impossible to recover financially.

Follow these seven important tips to avoid unnecessary bank charges and keep your money.

UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR BANK CAN CHARGE
The government sets regulations that prevent banks from charging outlandish fees. Despite some regulations, banks still get to charge relatively high fees for simple mistakes and services. Always read the fine print before opening an account. If your bank updates its policies, read the new fee structures so you understand exactly what your bank can charge.

SEARCH FOR BANKS WITHOUT UNNECESSARY CHARGES
Not all banks try to make Profit out of every financial transaction. If you are fed up of paying fees for things like Talking to a teller and Automated Teller Machine (ATM) withdrawals, then you have to search for banks that don’t charge for those services. Credit unions and online banks are some of the options.

BUNDLE SERVICES TO AVOID BANK FEES
Commercial banks want you to use as many services as possible, so as to eliminate certain fees for customers who make use bundled services. For example: A customer with a current account might have to pay a small amount of money in monthly fee. Adding a savings account could lower or completely eliminate that fee.

Tell your bank about how bundled services could aid in avoiding unnecessary fees. Start exploring alternatives with better, cheaper services if you are not satisfied with the response from the bank.

AVOID OVERDRAFT FEES BY KEEPING ENOUGH MONEY IN YOUR ACCOUNTS
When you spend more money than you have in your account, banks usually charge overdraft fee. Keeping track of your current and saving balances will help you avoid overdraft charges.
Banks often charge fees for continuous money transfers, in other to avoid these charges, you may want to consider using a money transfer service. This can help you avoid numerous fees which can overdraft your bank account.

USE ONLINE BANKING TO AVOID PAPER STATEMENT FEES
As most banks offer online services, customers may have to pay extra for paper statements. As long as you have a computer or phone and Internet connection, then you can avoid those paper statement fees.

Most banks give you the option to choose whether you want paper or electronic statements. If you have to pay for paper statements, consider opting out of that service because you would spend less amount of money printing your online statements than having the bank send you paper versions via mail.

CHOOSE AN ACCOUNT WITH FEWER CHARGES
Even at the same bank, customers may pay different amounts for the same services. By choosing an option that matches the way you prefer using your account, you can save a lot of money. For example, unless your account covers the service, if you prefer going inside the bank to talk to a teller, you may have to pay a fee. Other accounts may charge for using ATMs. Always find an account that will charge you less for the bank services you plan to use.

ASK THE BANK TO WAIVE FEES
Banks want to make extra Profit by charging fees, but they don’t want to lose customers over insignificant amounts of money. If you receive a charge that is unfair to you, contact the bank to ask about waiving the fee. Many banks will eliminate the charge from your account to keep your business.

SOURCE: https://www.trendingaccounting.com/2019/01/7-ways-to-avoid-unnecessary-bank-charges.html

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by amalab30(m): 7:57am On Jan 09, 2019
Makes a lot of sense, now that Banks are looking for avenues to milk us dry. Buh come to look at it, no be who get money dey fight against deductions?

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by godwinstringed1(m): 7:57am On Jan 09, 2019
sad







This is a great post for us entrepreneurs!

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by hok4u(f): 7:59am On Jan 09, 2019
I don't think you are referring to Nigeria Banks

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by amalab30(m): 7:59am On Jan 09, 2019
I understand, i took your FTC spot, pele! Look for another network

godwinstringed1:
sad

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by HonAdeli(m): 7:59am On Jan 09, 2019
Even though you follow all this stuffs. Trust me they'll still find stupid excuses to debit your account.

Anyways Nice Thread OP

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Oluwa4u(m): 8:01am On Jan 09, 2019
Cf33
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Didi2d(m): 8:01am On Jan 09, 2019
Guy, I no understand. Just tell us to use our ATM with the bank we have account

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:01am On Jan 09, 2019
Very good thread.
Thumbs up OP!

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by kennosklint(m): 8:01am On Jan 09, 2019
Nigerians are thief so don't be surprised
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by ddjay: 8:01am On Jan 09, 2019
Like the madam above said "you are not referring to Nigerian banks"

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by godwinstringed1(m): 8:02am On Jan 09, 2019
amalab30:
I understand, i took your FTC spot, pele! Look for another network




I hate useless competition sir/ma
It's a poison to entrepreneurship
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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by godwinstringed1(m): 8:03am On Jan 09, 2019
amalab30:
Makes a lot of sense, now that Banks are looking for avenues to milk us dry. Buh come to look at it, no be who get money dey fight against deductions?


I love your angle of perspective
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by itiswellandwell: 8:03am On Jan 09, 2019
Lol. Article originally meant for oversea banks edited to fit in for Nigeria banks. Dead on arrival!

Check my signature for air shipping from Nigeria to
UK and European countries

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by YADNUS11: 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
A tipical nigerian bank dont care.
Govt kill us Banl kill us
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by amalab30(m): 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
Na joke jorr, who doesn't hate it?

godwinstringed1:




I hate useless competition sir/ma
It's a poison to entrepreneurship
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by austinauto(m): 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
Nice 1
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by godwinstringed1(m): 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
Hey entrepreneurs, let's know how to save rightly. Stop saving. I don't get unnecessary bank charges btw


I don’t say you made a mistake to save or if you are planning to now.

What I say is – the way you and I save money to me is a stupid model because we’re only enriching those banks. What I only save for are speculative, transaction precautionary motives. Before I section my expenses on those three areas, I subtract a higher share that I would have saved to invest in an asset.
Wait! I don’t say you should spend on liabilities instead of saving now , but rather assets that will flow in more money for you.

For instance, do you wanna tell me the way a thousand Naira valued the last 5 years is the same as of today?
Even if the value digits in bank stay , this money of a thing devalues everyday. READ MORE HERE
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by ebere100: 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
Bank will still look for ways to charge you.
My bank wil charge me for:
SMS fee
ATM charges
ATM maintenance fee
.........fee
.........fee
At times 2time a month. Until when I told them to close my account and transfer my money, some of the charges stop.
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by bambamguy: 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
naija banks are frauds
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by amalab30(m): 8:04am On Jan 09, 2019
Sure, you can't kill yourself over what you can't change.

godwinstringed1:



I love your angle of perspective
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Nobody: 8:05am On Jan 09, 2019
sad

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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Memberclub(m): 8:05am On Jan 09, 2019
Fidelity bank will charge you for everything.
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Ressaman(m): 8:06am On Jan 09, 2019
Lol

Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Gkemz(m): 8:08am On Jan 09, 2019
In addition,

Limit the number of times you perform debit transactions.

Read and scrutinize every terms and conditions before signing for a new package.

Deactivate services you don't need.

Use mobile banking options in debit transaction and avoid using the banking hall as it may attract charges so as to discourage long queue in the banking hall.
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Passionate888: 8:08am On Jan 09, 2019
GTB and Zenith Bank
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by DanDeeBoss(m): 8:10am On Jan 09, 2019
OkaNaUbe:
sad
I wonder ooogringringrin
Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Humblega(m): 8:11am On Jan 09, 2019
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Re: 7 Ways To Avoid Unnecessary Bank Charges by Offpoint: 8:11am On Jan 09, 2019
I'm closing down my UBA account this month, those guys charge me un-necessary fees, most times without sending me any SMS, they'll just debit me.

on 3 occasions, for instance... someone will transfer N1000 to me, I'll receive alert of 1k, but when I checked my balance it'll be N800...

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